Basic Neurosurgical Pathology

Most people are not aware that there is a huge difference between the fields of a neurologist and neurosurgeon. As a general rule neurologist treat conditions that can not be operated on (Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease). Neurosurgeons treat conditions of the nervous system that can be treated by surgical intervention (brain tumours, brain trauma, degenerative spinal conditions etc)


Dr MJD Jacobsohn qualified in 2007 at the University of Cape Town. He then completed an AO spinal fellowship at the Spinal Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital. He started full time private practice at Mediclinic Vergelegen in 2009 when he joined the established practice of Dr LS Wessels as his associate. A comprehensive range of cranial and spinal neurosurgical pathology are managed by Dr Jacobsohn.


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