Many types of doctors examine and treat brain diseases. You may come into contact with the following types of specialists after your are diagnosed with a brain lesion.
A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of disease and functions of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Neurologists also work with the blood vessels within the brain.
An interventional neurologist is a physician who specializes in minimally invasive techniques to treat many of the most complex and dangerous diseases of the brain, neck, and spine.
A neurooncologist is a physician trained to diagnose and treat patients with brain tumors and other types of tumors of the nervous system. The term is a combination of neurology (study of the brain) and oncology (study of cancer).
A skull-based surgeon is a specialist who removes a portion of the skull to treat brain disease. Multiple surgeon specialties may perform skull-based surgery.
A neurosurgeon specializes in surgery on the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. A neurosurgeon uses surgery and medication for the treatment of brain diseases.