Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - Overview

Conditions treated surgically include pain, seizures, movement disorders, and, in certain cases, some psychiatric disorders (depression and obsessive compulsive disorder).

In addition, this subsection offers a full range of stereotactically guided procedures, from biopsies and catheter placements to craniotomies, whether frame-based or with frameless systems.

Where applicable, all surgical procedures are carried out with state-of-the-art neurophysiological monitoring and guidance, including microelectrode mapping.

The most common type of surgical treatment for movement disorders and difficult pain conditions involves neuromodulation; that is, electrical stimulation.