Questions and Answers Shunt for Hydrocephalus
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 conditions present.
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.
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.
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.