Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear fluid that cushions the spine and brain. It flows over the brain and spine then gets reabsorbed into your bloodstream. When the process works normally, your body makes and reabsorbs the same amount of fluid every day. However, if you have hydrocephalus, the body no longer reabsorbs CSF. Left untreated, this can lead to short-term memory loss, difficulty holding urine in the bladder and a shuffling walk or the feeling that the feet are stuck to the floor.
At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, we offer several treatment options to alleviate the buildup of spinal fluid. Although it sometimes takes more than one surgery, it’s possible to lead a normal life following hydrocephalus surgery.
Some children are born with hydrocephalus, while others acquire it later following a head injury, tumor, hemorrhage, or meningitis. Those born with it may also have co-occurring disorders such as spina bifida or Dandy-Walker syndrome.
There are several possible treatments, which our surgical team will discuss with you. Your doctor will help you understand the one that may work best for you.
Dr. Adam I. Lewis has performed thousands of surgeries in Jackson, MS, and elsewhere. He has extensive experience in performing and teaching life-saving procedures, such as those that can reverse the effects of hydrocephalus.
Want to know how we can help you or a loved one with hydrocephalus in Jackson, MS? Call us at (601) 366-1011 or contact us online. We’ll find a solution that works for you.