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The brain is the most complex organ of the human body, regulating all thoughts and movements generated by the body. It allows us to interact with others and our environment with speech and movement. If the brain is not operating correctly, our speech, ability to interpret information and movements can be affected.
The brain consists of numerous nerve cells which cooperate with the entire body via the spinal cord and nervous system. These cells communicate information to certain parts of the brain where it is processed and translated into specific and appropriate reactions. Along with nerve cells, our brains house several chemicals. It is imperative to keep these nerve cells and chemicals balanced as they are essential to healthy brain function.
Dr. Yashar treats a variety of brain conditions. Below are the most common conditions he treats:
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Dr. Yashar will meet with the patient to discuss their symptoms and concerns. He will then assess the targeted area through a physical exam, x-rays and other necessary tests to give an accurate diagnosis. Through a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Yashar will be able to personalize a conservative treatment plan for the patient’s condition. He believes that treatment should exhaust all conservative methods before embarking on a surgical route. Our spine procedures are minimally invasive and use the latest surgical techniques to treat spinal conditions. Dr. Yashar takes pride in being involved in every step of the treatment process from the consultation to the recovery.

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At Yashar Neurosurgery, we are constantly researching the latest in spinal conditions and treatment options to provide our patients with the leading options at our facility. Dr. Yashar uses state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose and treat spinal conditions. Diagnose and treat spinal conditions and alleviate your pain. Contact our friendly staff at Yashar Neurosurgery to book your appointment today.
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Brain Procedures


Various brain surgeries require a craniotomy. A craniotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. This flap of bone is temporarily removed for the duration of the procedure then replaced once the surgery is complete. Often times brain tumors are resected using a craniotomy procedure.
Some procedures use computer and imaging guidance to locate the part of the brain that is to be treated, called intraoperative monitoring. A frame or frameless system is placed on the scalp called a stereotactic craniotomy. Scans, combined with the computers and frames give surgeons a three dimensional image of the brain. It is useful in determining unhealthy tissue vs healthy tissue and also pinpointing the exact location of the abnormal tissue.

Chiari Decompression

A chiari decompression aims to stop and/or control symptoms associated with a chiari malformation by relieving compression of the brainstem and spinal cord and restoring the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a surgical procedure for hydrocephalus. During this procedure an opening is made in the third ventricle within the ventricular system through a burr hole, allowing the cerebrospinal fluid to pass through, and pass by any obstruction.

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting

A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is a device used to divert cerebrospinal fluid away from the ventricles of the brain, thereby alleviating the pressure on the brain due to fluid accumulation. This procedure is primarily used to treat hydrocephalus. During this procedure, a catheter is placed inside the ventricle of the brain. A regulating valve is connected to this catheter which is then connected to a subsequent tube which drains the fluid to a compartment within the body.

Aneurysm Surgery (Clip Ligation)

The classic treatment for brain aneurysms is a clip ligation. After a craniotomy is performed, the aneurysm is identified and a tiny clip is placed at the base of the aneurysm to stop or prevent the aneurysm from bleeding. The goal of this procedure is to isolate the aneurysm from the rest of the normal functioning arteries nearby. The clips are typically made of titanium, remain in the brain indefinitely, and are MRI compatible, allowing patients to obtain MRI’s if ever needed.

Microvascular Decompression

A microvascular decompression is performed when there is pressure on a cranial nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia is treated with microvascular decompression. During this procedure a sponge is placed between the trigeminal nerve (5th cranial nerve) and the superior cerebellar artery removing the pressure, thus alleviating the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia.

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