To access the brain, neurosurgeons temporarily remove a piece of bone from the skull. After it’s put back in place with plates and screws, the bone may become infected and/or broken down and absorbed by the body. This complication, while rare, is dangerous and requires specialized expertise to fix. Neuroplastic surgeons, who receive advanced training in scalp and skull care, are uniquely qualified to treat these infections and repair any resulting deformity. Our goal is to identify the exact cause of the skull infection and then prepare an individualized treatment plan, which may involve one or a series of staged surgeries.
If the original bone needs to be replaced, our neuroplastic surgeons can design and insert custom implants that fit seamlessly with the contour of your head.
Neuroplastic Treatment Team for Skull Infections
Director, Neuroplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Carla Bes, MSHS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Netanel Ben-Shalom, M.D.
Neuroplastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow
Neuroplastic Surgery Coordinator