Today, Penn Medicine launches the Penn Nerve Center, which unites experts across disciplines to offer expert diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment for a wide range of nerve conditions including traumatic nerve injuries, nerve entrapment, nerve compression, and nerve tumors. Combining experts in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, physical medicine and rehab, neurology, and radiology, the Center is the first of its kind in the region.
National Neurosurgery Organizations Collaborate to Establish Professionalism Policy for Meetings, Professional Events
Ellen Air, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Henry Ford Health System and Chair-Elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section on Women in Neurosurgery, is co-author of a new Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy created to provide a code of ethical behavior that promotes professional growth and the free exchange of ideas at neurosurgical meetings, educational courses, conferences and other sponsored events.
When Kathy Shelly recalls the planning involved in scheduling her 20-week anatomy ultrasound so that her husband, Don Shelly, could also attend the appointment nearly 31 years ago, she thanks God that Don was able to be there. “I am just so grateful I didn’t have to be alone in that moment,” she said.
March 2021 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “International Women Leaders in Neurosurgery: Past and Present”
Announcement of articles in the March 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus.
Henry Ford Health System First in the U.S. to Offer Next Generation Deep Brain Stimulation System For Parkinson’s Disease
The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Henry Ford Health System was the first in the United States to offer a new FDA-approved device to help treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Neurosurgeon Jason Schwalb, M.D. surgically implanted the Vercise Genus™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System, which stimulates a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads that are placed in the brain.
Research by scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that sodium fluorescein, a sodium salt and organic fluorescent dye that makes vestibular schwannoma tumors glow neon green, may help surgeons improve the safety and outcomes of an otherwise complicated brain surgery.
When doctors couldn’t pinpoint the location of Giorgia’s seizures, they doubled down, using innovative tools to target and treat her epilepsy.
Netflix, a leading streaming entertainment service featuring TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages, will soon begin airing a new documentary series, “The Surgeon’s Cut,” which features an episode about Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon.
December 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Preparedness and Guidelines for Neurosurgical Practice During Pandemic”
Introduces topic and lists content for the December issue of Neurosurgical Focus.
Story of a man who celebrated his five-year survival with GBM. He received 5-ALA prior to surgery, which helps the surgeon see more of the tumor for removal, and he was in a Phase 1 clinical trial.
Medtronic selects UH Cleveland Medical Center for Stealth Autoguide precision robotic platform for brain surgery
Announcement of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Seidman Cancer Center obtaining the Medtronic Stealth Autoguide cranial robotic guidance platform for neurosurgery.
Article presents the topic and articles of the November issue of Neurosurgical Focus.
To determine the frequency of medical malpractice suits among neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons’ reactions when faced with the prospect of such lawsuits, three researchers from The Netherlands surveyed members of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The results of the survey can be found in this article
At 3 a.m. in early September, when most people were still in their beds, more than 400 viewers in China were logged in to a special broadcast, translated in Chinese, focused on neuro-tech and global neurosurgery issues. They were among the thousands of neurosurgeons, residents, medical students and other professionals who tuned in each day to a massive, three-day Global Neurosurgery symposium in September, “Global Neurosurgery: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls.”
Dopamine and serotonin are at work at sub-second speeds to shape how people perceive the world and take action based on their perception. The discovery shows researchers can simultaneously measure the activity of both dopamine and serotonin in disorders ranging from depression to Parkinson’s disease.
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently opened the Center for Advanced Skull Base Surgery, providing treatment for adults and children with tumors and other abnormalities of the cranial base.
The October 2020 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video Demonstrates Neurosurgical Techniques for the Treatment of Pain
Announcement of contents of the October issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video
Announcement of Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, Vice President and Director of the Neurological Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, recent election as President-Elect of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Appoints Robert F. Heary Medical Director of Spine Program
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 8, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Robert. F. Heary will take on the new role as Medical Director of the Spine Program. In this new role, Dr. Heary will oversee the Montclair Spine Center at Mountainside Medical Center to ensure the organization and delivery of excellent, timely, evidence-based care.
Penn Medicine researchers found that when an “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” protocol was employed—which optimizes patients’ surgical care before, during, and after surgery—the majority of patients did not need opioids for pain management at one, three, and six months after elective spinal and peripheral nerve surgery.
Baylor Scott & White Health Again Recognized as Most Awarded Not-for-profit Health System in Texas by U.S. News & World Report
In the midst of the extraordinary health challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor Scott & White Health remains committed to quality, safe care and helping Texas communities navigate the uncertainty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Today, this commitment to safety and quality is recognized as U.S. News & World Report releases its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals list.
The Mount Sinai Hospital Ranked Among Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report; Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Claims No. 1 Spot in Specialty Rankings
The Mount Sinai Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mount Sinai Health System, was listed among the nation’s top hospitals for care excellence in U.S. News and World Report, marking the fifth straight year the hospital has been listed among the top 20 in the country while landing on the distinctive “Honor Roll” list.
The 2020 July Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video Demonstrates Surgical Procedures for Craniocervical Deformity and Instability
Announcement of contents of the July 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video.
Announcement of the contents of the 2020 July issue of Neurosurgical Focus.
An innovative use of focused ultrasound is showing promise against glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor, and could prove useful against other difficult-to-treat cancers.
For patients with brain arteriovenous malformations, not having surgery or getting radiation therapy can result in an almost 70-per-cent lower risk of having a stroke or dying, reseachers find.
Presidential appointment, Executive committee members, First virtual Board of Directors, Business meetings for Association.
Listing of new editorials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice of neurosurgery
Beginning on April 10th, the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG), the scholarly journal division of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, presents a series of editorials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice of neurosurgery.
Penn Medicine Announces Appointment of Daniel Yoshor, MD, as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
Daniel Yoshor, MD, has been named chair of the department of Neurosurgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and vice president of Clinical Integration and Innovation for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Announces the theme and contents of the March 2020 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, an online peer-reviewed journal.
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treats its first glioblastoma patient with genetically modified poliovirus
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly Grade IV cancer of the brain.
UH is the only Midwest site participating in this clinical trial, which was initiated at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC. The original study, which ran from 2012-2017, was published in New England Journal of Medicine in July 2018 as well as highlighted on “60 Minutes” in 2015 and again in 2018. The study found that survival rates were significantly higher in glioblastoma patients who received an intratumoral infusion of a modified viral chimera combining the polio and rhinoviruses (PVSRIPO immunotherapy) compared to patients receiving standard treatment at the same institution.
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer’s, as a biomarker for glioma development.
Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, MBA, has been appointed Senior Faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery and a member of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received more than $10 million in federal funding for several projects focusing on brain tumor research.
The Ray Charles Foundation has made an investment in the future, donatng $1 million to fund a new neurosurgery scholarship program at Cedars-Sinai. Under the direction of Dr. Keith Black, scholarship recipients will receive personalized, mentored research training from neurosciences faculty members while conducting their own research projects.
UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues with a fluorescent glow.
Katherine (Kathy) Wenning tripped and broke her neck when she was at her weekend home in Washington, Connecticut. Kathy and her husband, Michael, knew she needed emergency care. They weren’t sure where to go because they live in Manhattan, and they’ve never needed urgent medical attention while staying in Washington.
A Rutgers study presents a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations
Drew, a 65-year-old man from Connecticut, was diagnosed with a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), which is a rare vascular malformation of the spinal cord that only affects 1 in every 200,000 people.
SDAVFs are underdiagnosed because symptoms can be vague and mirror many other types of medical problems. If left untreated, SDAVFs can result in permanent spinal cord injury.
Despite the uncommon diagnosis, a multidisciplinary care team from Nuvance Health, including primary care, neurology, radiology, and neurosurgery correctly and expeditiously identified and surgically treated Drew’s SDAVF.
A modified protein in benign-appearing meningiomas can reveal which are truly benign and which are more dangerous and require more aggressive treatment, researchers have discovered.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is pleased to announce the debut of its latest journal, Neurosurgery Open. The goal of Neurosurgery Open is to provide an outlet for the publication of scientific papers dealing with clinical neurosurgery and experimental neurosurgery
Microvention Funds $250,000 Educational Grant for the Advancement of Endovascular Education and Technology to the CNS Foundation
MicroVention, one of the world’s fastest growing medical device companies, has granted $250,000 to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation). This generous gift will fund educational programs dedicated toward the advancement of the field of endovascular education and technology.
CNS Gift to the CNS Foundation Doubles Innovative Clinical Research Initiative, Creating Annual NINDS/CNSF K12 Scholar Awards
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation) announced a second K12 award will be funded by a generous gift from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). The award is made possible through a collaboration with the Foundation of the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Three University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including the Pioneer Award, the program’s top honor.
Schaumburg, Illinois, August 21, 2019 — The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) is proud to host its 67th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, October 19–23. Each year, thousands of neurosurgeons, advanced practice providers, health care advocates, and other professionals from around the world gather to celebrate and learn about the advances are being made in the field of neurosurgery.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) has developed an evidence-based guideline for the treatment of patients with myelomeningocele. Executive summaries of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Pediatric Myelomeningocele were published today in Neurosurgery. Full text of the guidelines can also be found on cns.org.
Carroll, Kalanithi, Kearns Goodwin, Skloot, Stephens, Vedantam, and Zimmer Headline the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting
An inspiring lineup of guest speakers will address thousands of leading neurosurgeons from around the world at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on October 19–23. The chosen speakers are known for their leadership and expertise in healthcare, science, and journalism.
The Hospital was ranked No. 14 nationally, up four spots from last year. Eight departments within the Hospital were ranked among the top 20 nationally in their specialties, up from five last year
The Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) voted unanimously during its winter Executive Committee meeting to approve a $1 million gift to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation (CNS Foundation). The CNS Foundation’s mission is to improve worldwide patient health by supporting innovative programs that allow neurosurgeons to collaborate globally as researchers, learners, educators and caregivers.