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What to Expect after Brain Tumor Surgery

A neurosurgeon with over two decades of experience, Dr. Michael Thomas is an alumnus of the University of Miami’s Spine Fellowship Program and practices at the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Thomas focuses on minimally invasive procedures to address trauma as well as brain tumor surgery.

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What to Expect after Brain Tumor Surgery

  1. 1. What to Expect after Brain Tumor Surgery Dr. Michael Thomas, Neurosurgeon
  2. 2. Introduction • A neurosurgeon with over two decades of experience, Dr. Michael Thomas is an alumnus of the University of Miami’s Spine Fellowship Program and practices at the Sea Spine Orthopedic Institute. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Thomas focuses on minimally invasive procedures to address trauma as well as brain tumor surgery. After any kind of brain surgery, including tumor removal, it’s not out of the ordinary for a patient to feel worse than they did before undergoing the procedure. It’s important to be prepared for this outcome in order to prevent discouragement. Brain surgery is a major event for the body to deal with, and a person isn’t likely to see the positive benefits from tumor removal the procedure until after the swelling subsides.
  3. 3. Brain Tumor Surgery • After the procedure, patients commonly report dizzy spells and general confusion. These episodes are sporadic. Additionally, the brain’s swelling can cause weakness, poor balance, changes in personality, problems speaking and, in some cases, seizures. These symptoms subside over time as the swelling in the brain lessens. As with any procedure, the surgeon will be able to give the patient a more individualized and precise blueprint for recovery.

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