The guiding philosophy of care at The Neurosurgery Institute centers upon a "triad of preservation" involving the patient's time, appearance, and function.
We respect your time and make all efforts to schedule an immediate appointment and see that you are seen at the time you are scheduled. We don't believe in "waiting" rooms.
Contrary to popular belief, altering a patient's appearance is not a prerequisite for neurosurgical procedures. Brain surgical incisions are minimal and placed beneath hair that is NOT removed or shaved.
Preservation and restoration of neurological function is our only benchmark of success. Maximizing patient function, minimizing infections and complications of hospital stays, combined with surgical expertise is the means to that end.
If you have an emergency after normal office hours, you will be directed to go to the nearest hospital emergency room where you will be evaluated by the emergency room physician. They will be in direct contact with your doctor or the on-call doctor from our office.
Understanding your responsibilities
You are the only one who can decide which treatment is best for you. It is important that you recognize that you have a responsibility to participate in, and take ownership of, any decisions involving your health care. You will be asked to make the final decision about what is best for you, so ask questions about anything you do not understand.
Your family and close friends are an important part of the collaborative process. We encourage you to include them in any education sessions we provide concerning your condition. If you choose to have surgery, we will make every effort to keep family members informed of your progress and to involve them in your recovery process.
Deciding which treatment option is best for you involves weighing the risks and benefits associated with each option. If you eventually choose to have surgery, your physical condition and your mental attitude will determine your body's ability to heal. You must approach your surgery with confidence, a positive mental attitude and a thorough understanding of the anticipated outcome. You should have realistic goals — and be willing to work steadily to achieve those goals.