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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of our most commonly-asked questions, including what to bring to your first appointment, risks associated with brain or spine surgery, how long to expect for recovery and when you can return to work.

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  • How do I make an appointment?

    You or your referring provider can call our office and request an appointment. Before we make an appointment we will need office notes from your referring provider or any other provider that you are seeing for your condition. We will also need recent imaging studies performed for your condition, i.e. CT scan, MRI or X-ray.

  • What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

    A Compact disc (CD) or printed films of any imaging related to your condition. The report alone is insufficient. The facility where you had the CT scan or MRI done can provide the CD. This is a requirement for your appointment. Please download, print and complete the New Patient Intake form to help us get you into your consultation on time.

  • Why should I have a neurosurgeon do my brain or spine surgery?

    Neurosurgeons are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord and spinal column and peripheral nerves. No other surgical specialty trains to the same level as do board certified neurosurgeons in the management and treatment of surgical conditions of the brain and spine. Many patients think of neurosurgeons as "brain surgeons," but the majority of operations performed by neurosurgeons across the country are actually spinal surgeries. Neurosurgeons train in surgery of the spine including microdiscectomy, laminectomy, cervical and lumbar fusion, spinal instrumentation, and intradural spinal surgery during their entire residency training. This is opposed to other specialties in which their experience may be limited to a one year fellowship or a few weekend courses.

  • When is surgery necessary for patients with spine problems?

    Surgery is typically recommended for elective patients who have failed conservative treatment of compression of a nerve and are still having significant symptoms. Patients with compression of their spinal cord typically require decompressive surgery. If you suddenly develop weakness in your arm(s) or leg(s), a change in bowel or bladder function, you should be evaluated for surgery right away.

  • What are the risks associated with brain or spine surgery?

    There are risks associated with any type of surgery, depending on the type of surgery the patient is undergoing. Medical risks of anesthesia are dependent upon the type of anesthesia and your underlying medical condition. Some patients will require a medical clearance prior to surgery to lower this risk. The particular risks associated with your surgery will be discussed personally with Dr. Wehman.

  • How quickly can I expect to recover from surgery?

    Your recovery is dependent upon your overall medical condition, type of surgery, and personal motivation. Many minimally-invasive surgeries can allow a faster surgery to an active status. Dr. Wehman will try to provide you an estimate of your likely return to prior activities and work.

  • How much pain will I have after my surgery?

    Everyone's pain is an individual, subjective experience. The goal is to manage that pain before, during and after surgery to maximize your recovery and comfort. That has to be balanced against avoiding over-sedation and dependency. The extent to which you have incisional or muscular or neuropathic pain depends on the type of surgery and your response. The first few days following surgery can be the most uncomfortable and your pain will diminish over time as you heal.

  • What plans do I need to make for going home?

    Following surgery, you will be evaluated by physical, occupational, and possibly speech therapy. Their recommendation will help tailor a personalized recovery plan. Some patients are able to go home with minimal assistance, some will need Home Health Care. Some patients will actually need In-Patient Rehabilitation to speed their recovery. This will depend upon your pre-surgery functional status and the extent of the surgery and your response to the surgery.

  • When can I drive after my surgery?

    It is important that you be off any psychoactive medication prior to resuming driving. In addition, you must possess the necessary motor skills and decision-making ability to be safe on the road. This assessment will depend on the type of surgery you are undergoing and will be discussed at your first visit.

  • When can I return to work and normal activities?

    Return to work is dependent on the type of surgery you will undergo and the type of work that you do. For instance, undergoing a major spinal procedure will require limitations of extreme physical activity while your are recovering. Many patients with office-type work can return to work faster, essentially when they are off any sedating medication.

Our Specializations

  • Computerized Engine Diagnostics
  • Aneurysms
  • Brain Tumors (Including Skull Base/Pituitary)
  • Stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Degeneration of the Spine (i.e. herniated discs)
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Brain & Spine
  • Facial Pain & Hemifacial Spasm

What our patients are saying:

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    I am so fortunate that you properly and confidently diagnosed me with SIH...most patients average 13 months of suffering prior to diagnosis! Thanks to you, I am far ahead of that average!
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    I am aware without a shadow of doubt you went above and beyond the call of duty as a surgeon. ... I am forever thankful you took the entire journey with me.
    Teresa & Bill F.
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    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving my beautiful daughter’s life. Thank you so much for not giving up! You have given her a second chance in life.
    Delores T.
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    Thanks so much for giving me my legs back and the desire to live again. You are a very amazing surgeon. You have so much compassion for your patients.
    Mary G.