Cranioplasty

Trauma, stroke, or infection may result in removal of a piece of skull during surgery, called a craniectomy. Removing this piece of bone allows the brain extra space to swell and heal. After the brain has had time to recover from the injury, usually 6 to 12 weeks, our specially trained Neurosurgeons replace the patient’s own bone or a custom made synthetic bone to preserve the integrity of the skull.