What is microsurgery?
Microsurgery describes an array of procedures for which surgeons use a high-powered operating microscope and specialized instruments to operate on small or delicate structures in the brain. Microscopes produce bright light and greatly magnify the surgical area, including thin nerves and tiny blood vessels. Most operating microscopes also display a high-resolution image on a monitor visible to the surgical team.
When to use microsurgery?
Microsurgery has ultimately allowed neurosurgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures, which offer patients smaller incisions, fewer complications and faster recoveries.