What is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery is any surgery that involves the spinal cord or peripheral nerves, or nervous system (brain or spine).
Of all the many systems making up the human body, your nervous system is arguably the most vital to your quality of life. If your brain cannot communicate properly with the rest of your body, your health and ability to live a happy life can be terribly compromised.
Fortunately, there are specially-trained physicians skilled in the diagnosis and repair of neurological damage.
When is a Neurosurgeon required?
As a Board Certified Neurosurgeon in Thousand Oaks, California, Dr. Moza is required anytime symptoms are present that effect one’s ability to function normally, with such symptoms as pain and/or weakness with tingling and numbness in the arms or radiating pain down the leg or legs. He should also be consulted anytime one experiences symptoms such as severe (migraine-like) headaches, blurry vision, loss of vision in one eye, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, and sensitivity to light, sounds and smells.
He may also be consulted on an emergency basis, such as needed in the ER of a hospital if a patient is brought in via an Ambulance. If deemed necessary by the ER doctor, Dr. Moza should also be consulted when the patient presents symptoms that effect the nerves or neurological ability.
However, because the scope of his work goes beyond just these symptoms, you can also call Dr. Moza’s office to inquire about your symptoms, and if it would be prudent to schedule an appointment.
About Dr. Moza
In 2007, Dr. Moza was the first Neurosurgeon in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to complete a Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement.
Dr. Moza earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and his medical degree from Albany Medical College, both with distinction. He completed his surgery internship at George Washington University School of Medicine and Neurosurgery residency at the University of Miami, where he served as Chief Resident at one of the busiest departments in the nation, and then joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at OHSU in Portland, Oregon as Instructor of Skull Base Surgery and Neuro-oncology.Based in Ventura County and serving Southern California and beyond, Dr. Moza is a Thousand Oaks neurosurgeon specializing in:
- Minimally-invasive Spine Surgery
- Artificial Disc Replacement
- And much more - please see complete list of specialties above left.
Dr. Moza In The News
September 10, 2012
Dr. Moza receives Patients' Choice honor for second straight year!
September 16, 2011
Dr. Moza awarded Compassionate Doctor Recognition and Patients' Choice!
Ventura County Star, July 6th, 2011
Los Robles Celebrates Trauma Center's First Year