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Neurotraumatology in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Neurotraumatology.

Galenia Hospital

The Neurosurgery department in Galenia Hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.


Neurotraumatology is available at Galenia Hospital

Listed neurosurgeon:

Dr. Raul Lopez Serna


Hospital Universitario Austral

The specialists of the HUA Neurosurgery Service are trained in all procedures, surgical of the specialty and solve all the pathologies that are diagnosed in the Institution, adapting to the human and technological resources available in the HUA to achieve therapeutic success.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

We have highly trained professionals and state-of-the-art equipment for the care of neurosurgery.


Neurotraumatology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

In the Functional Neurosurgery Service of Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación we have highly qualified specialists, humanization in care and state-of-the-art technology.


Neurotraumatology is available at Centros Especializados

Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Neurotraumatology is available at San Angel Hospital

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.


Neurotraumatology is available at San Javier Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

We have a number of experienced neurosurgeons in wide areas of neurological disorders including stroke/cerebrovascular diseases, brain and spine tumors, spine and peripheral nerve diseases and others.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.


Neurotraumatology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.


Neurotraumatology is available at San Fernando Hospital

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About Neurotraumatology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Neuro-traumatology?

This is a field of medicine that is concerned with the treatment and the study of traumatic injury to the central nervous system. It is still a developing field that tries to explain the extent to which trauma to the spine and brain affect the normal function of a person. For instance, this field of medicine has a particular interest in contact sports such as boxing and football. By understanding the effects of trauma, doctors hope to come up with ways to reduce the adverse effects.


There are a number of techniques applied in treating neuro-trauma. Not all of them will involve surgery. However, a good of them will require a patient undergoes some kind of surgery. The treatment usually entails draining blood away from the brain to prevent the formation of huge clots in the brain or the spinal column. Additionally, it will involve preventing pressure build up in the cranium. Too much pressure can cause the brain to shut down. The physician will try to drain some of the fluid from the brain to keep it from getting inflamed. Treatment will also involve ensuring the brain gets proper nutrition. This is done by checking to make sure all the arteries are supplying blood required by the brain. Other types of treatment involve therapy in a warm water pool. It helps to stimulate blood flow in the brain, thus promoting healing of the injured parts.


When someone suffers a blow on the head, there are either mild or severe symptoms. Mild symptoms will entail a brief loss of conscious followed by some pain. The severe one will entail prolonged loss of consciousness.

In both cases, there might be long-term effects such as regular loss of concentration. In addition, it may lead to severe migraine attacks on a regular basis. Lapses in memory are also another long-term effect.The patient may also feel fatigued most of the time and notice a loss in reasoning capabilities. Most people who are afflicted by trauma will also find that they are unable to concentrate on a single train of thought. People also tend to become emotionally unstable.

Diagnosis will entail the physician taking a short medical history of the patient. He/she will also want to know if the patient has been involved in any recent injuries at work or at home. The next step would be to recommend an imaging of the entire central nervous system. This will involve an MRI scan. It helps to reveal any abnormalities such as clots.

Recovery : In order to make a full recovery, the patient must avoid the activity that caused the problem in the first place. For instance, the doctor may recommend that one quit a contact sport they are currently playing. One can also avoid further trauma. This is done by ensuring that helmet is fit perfectly. For instance, the helmet should not slide up and down when one tries to pull it upwards. In addition, a person should avoid dangerous activities that cause brain traumas. For instance, boxing is a dangerous sport that will almost lead to brain trauma.

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