Bon Secours Neurology has started offering free brain surgeries for people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition in which trauma can trigger a series of debilitating symptoms.
“The people who we work with, they have been through a lot of pain and trauma,” said Dr. John Riddell, vice president of research and clinical services for Bon Secour Neurology.
“They’ve got this sense of a connection with their brain and a sense of belonging and belonging in a way that’s not really possible for other people.”
Riddell said Bon Secouring neurologists were able to find a way to help people who were struggling to recover.
“The vast majority of the patients we see are going to be in the pain management phase and we’re trying to help them get their pain in the right place and then help them transition back to normal functioning,” he said.
He said the surgery is not available to the general public, so those who are eligible should call ahead and see if there are other options available.
The surgery costs $600.
Riddells said the hospital has been doing brain surgeries since 2010.
“We’ve had over 30 people come in,” he explained.
“There’s a lot going on.
We’ve had people who have had brain surgery and had a traumatic event that we can’t get them back to, or they’ve just died, or we’ve just lost them, or there’s just a whole range of things that go on with this disease.”
Bon Secours neurologists are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with surgeries scheduled for Saturday.