Preparing for Surgery

The thought of having to undergo brain surgery is frightening and can be physically and emotionally taxing. We are here to help.

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The thought of having to undergo brain surgery is frightening and can be physically and emotionally taxing. That's why it's important to learn as much as you can about the procedure, get to know the medical professionals involved in your care, and know what to expect post-surgery. By spending some time preparing for your surgery, you can help ensure that you have a successful procedure and recover faster.


Preparing for Shunt Surgery

The most common treatment for hydrocephalus is the surgical implantation of a medical device called a shunt. Undergoing surgery includes preparation and important steps. Learn what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

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Preparing for ETV or ETV/CPC Surgery

An alternative treatment option for hydrocephalus is a surgical procedure called endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). The third treatment option involves an ETV with the addition of a procedure called choroid plexus cauterization (CPC). Undergoing surgery includes preparation and important steps. Learn what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

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