Brain Surgery Directory
Brain surgery could be done for a variety of reasons: benign tumors, cancer, epilepsy, head injury, and more. One type of surgery, called deep brain stimulation, activates a part of the brain to reduce tremors or other symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how brain surgery is done, why it's done, and much more.
Brain Cancer and Gliomas
Learn all about the symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of malignant glioma, a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors.
Brain Cancer Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about brain cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
Essential Tremor and Stereotactic Thalamotomy
Stereotactic thalamotomy, a brain surgery that destroys the thalamus, is used to treat essential tremor when all other treatment options have failed. WebMD tells you more.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation uses electrical impulses to stimulate a target area in the brain. The stimulation affects movement by altering the activity in that area of the brain. The procedure does not destroy any brain tissue, and stimulation can be stopped at any time by turning off the device that supplies the electrical impulses. Surgery is required to implant the equipment that produces the ...