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Awake Craniotomy

A range of the tumours that are operated on are located very close to areas of the brain which have very important functions, such as speech, movement and other more complex functions including  thinking and judgement. This procedure is performed while the patient is awake so that there is no risk of their speech or movement.

The procedure also includes neurophysiologists and physiotherapist, which test the patients’ ability to speak and move so that if a problem with their functions during surgery, the neurosurgeon can protect that area of brain and reduce the risk of causing problems for the patient.