Why Would I Need an Awake Craniotomy and What Is It?

A surgical procedure on the brain carried out while the patient is conscious and awake is called an awake craniotomy. In contrast to conventional brain surgery, this process enables communication between the surgical team and the patient during the process. An awake craniotomy enables real-time assessment of brain function and minimizes the risk of neurological damage. In this article, we will explore the purpose and benefits of the awake craniotomy procedure. What is Awake Craniotomy? During an awake craniotomy, the surgeon may give local anesthesia to numb the scalp and skull. He may also administer sedation to keep the patient relaxed and comfortable.  [...]