CRANIECTOMY AND CRANIOTOMY

 

Craniectomy refers to a procedure in which a Neurosurgeon removes of a piece of the skull, most often to relieve pressure caused by internal swelling. Intracranial Pressure, or ICP, may sometimes cause perminant brain damage or in some cases even death. Intracranial pressure can arise from a variety of sources. Strokes, blood clots, and traumatic injuries may all cause an excess of ICP. Surgeons save the portion of skull bone removed during a Craniectomy procedure so that they may reattach it once the patient has fully recovered from ICP. 

Craniotomy refers to the removal of a piece of the skull with the intent to operate on the brain. Unlike Craniectomies, Craniotomies remove a piece of the bone in order to gain access to the brain to perform further surgery. The area of skull removed depends of the type of procedure performed and length of the incision needed. The surgeon usually replaces the portion of bone as a part of the same procedure. 

ABOUT LONGHORN BRAIN & SPINE

Founded on Excellence

Founded by Neurosurgeon, Dr. Grant Booher, Longhorn Brain and Spine focuses on a patient-centered approach to alleviating North Texans from Neurological and Spinal Pain.  Dr. Booher and his clinical team believe in exhausting all non-invasive protocols first and if needed, employing the least invasive procedures necessary to treat the patients.

Our Beliefs

Dr. Booher believes in a conservative, individualized and holistic approach when it comes to his patients. He prefers exhausting all nonsurgical options and proudly offers the least invasive techniques when clinically indicated. He strives to treat every patient like a member of his family. During his free time, he and his wife enjoy watching sports, listening to Texas country music, and traveling.