In order to determine whether a shunt is right for you or your
family member, your neurosurgeon will use one or more of a variety of
possible diagnostic tests. He or she will also consider any other
You’ll work with a variety of healthcare professionals as you pursue
shunt therapy for yourself or your family member.
Most patients leave the hospital within 2 to 7 days, depending on their clinical progress.Back to top
Immediately after surgery, patients are taken to the post-anesthesia care unit. They stay there for close observation for an hour or so and then are taken to their own room.Back to top
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.