Brain Surgery Facts

A wise man once said that “there is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don’t know" (Ambrose Bierce).  While each patient’s experience with brain surgery (craniotomy) is unique, we have found that a number of questions asked by patients are shared.  Below you will find a link to a document which answers a number of these frequently asked questions.  Each answer needs to be personalized for an individual patient.  The below information has been helpful to hundreds of patients undergoing craniotomy at UNC and we’re hopeful it will answer many of the questions you have about a proposed or upcoming surgery.  If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (919) 966-1374 or via E-mail at