Am I a candidate for cranioplasty?
Neurosurgeons may suggest a cranioplasty procedure for patients who have suffered a significant skull injury and require additional protection to preserve brain function. In some cases, patients may opt for this procedure for cosmetic reasons as well. We advise you to consult one of our experienced doctors for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this surgical intervention.
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.