Most likely not. In most cases, CU Neurosurgery's doctors only shave a small area to allow them to make the incision.
How long will I be in the hospital after a craniotomy?
Typically, 2-3 nights. The first night is spent in the NeuroICU and
then patients usually move to a regular bed after that. Hospital stays
can be longer depending on the patient's condition following surgery.
What instructions should I follow after a craniotomy?
Your provider will give you instructions that are specific to you prior to your discharge.
What are the symptoms of a stroke?
Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs - especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech
Sudden vision trouble in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
sudden severe headache with no known cause
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