Am I a candidate for cranioplasty?
Neurosurgeons recommend a cranioplasty to patients who have experienced a severe injury to their skull and have determined that they need further protection to keep the brain function intact. Some patients may choose this procedure for cosmetic purposes, we recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
How do I prepare for a cranioplasty?
Before surgery, your doctor will request a blood test and might ask you to refrain from some medications, in addition, you should stop smoking to avoid complications and to improve your recovery.
What happens after the surgery?
You will be taken to an examination room where your doctor and his team will monitor your recovery. Sometimes a CT scan is done to keep track of your progress.
How will recovery be like?
Most patients experience considerable fatigue after the procedure and need to take regular naps as part of their healing process. If you had surgery to help treat traumatic injuries, you could need physical therapy to help you achieve full recovery, your doctor will speak with you if this is necessary.