How Safe Is Occipital Knob Skull Reduction Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was interested in receiving more information on the Occipital knob reduction. In addition how safe is having this procedure completed? I am apprehensive due to concerns of safety and anxiety considering I have never had any other surgery. 

A: Occipital knob skull reduction is a perfectly safe and effective surgery. The occipital bone is thickest of the skull bone particularly along the nuchal ridge area so the brain is safely removed from the reduction area.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana