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Although many people may believe that neurosurgery is surgery only performed on the brain, it is a medical specialty that involves the surgical treatments of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons perform surgeries to treat such conditions as brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, degenerative spinal conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, spinal cord trauma, spinal stenosis, vertebral compression, herniated discs, and more.

Neurosurgeons are trained to perform intricate surgical procedures, often involving delicate structures of the nervous system.