Cranioplasty 101: All You Need to Know

Neurological surgery is a serious thing that occurs every single day. With the brain being such a powerful source of information and bodily function, neurological surgery has no room for errors. That’s why neurosurgeons are superheroes in their way. Neurosurgery can be a scary thing to go into, but with the proper information, you can know more about what to expect. And with this information, you can feel more confident and assured that everything is going to go smoothly. In this blog, we are going to go over what a cranioplasty is and what it entails.

What Is It? 

A cranioplasty is a surgery that is usually aimed to fix a defect that is present in your skull. This defect can either come from a birth defect or even a traumatic injury. There are also times when a cranioplasty is required to repair a hole that is present in the skull from a previous skull surgery.

What Will I Do Before the Surgery?

Usually a physical will be performed on you before the surgery takes place. This gives the doctor time to go over your medical history andthe current state of health that your body is in. These tests are set in place to make sure that your procedure goes as smoothly as possible. These physicals can include X-rays, MR, or CT Scans.

How Long Does a Cranioplasty Take? 

A cranioplasty is a serious surgery that can last up to 3 hours. Of course, there are many variables at play, and some of those variables could make the procedure go longer than 3 hours.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Cranioplasty?

A cranioplasty id s very serious procedure that takes a toll on the body. Full recovery from a cranioplasty usually takes about 1-3 months. However, this is highly dependent on a multitude of factors.

Trust Us With Your Procedure 

If you find yourself in need of surgery, Dr. John Lipani at Princeton Neurological Surgery is the best surgeon for you. He is a board-certified neurological surgeon who prides himself in providing exceptional world-class treatment for his patients. Contact us at (609) 890-3400 or visit us online at to schedule your consultation.

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