AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 4, 2018

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Science is We: Neurosurgical Research 2030 and Beyond

Science is We: Neurosurgical Research 2030 and Beyond

Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS; E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS | Features

Amazon launched software that can extract data from patient records late in 2018. Clearly, mega-businesses recognize the potential for big data to transform healthcare in many ways.  This trend, coupled with computer capacity, computer learning …

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The Future of Robot-assisted Spine Surgery

The Future of Robot-assisted Spine Surgery

Siri Sahib S. Khalsa, MD | Features

The culture of constant innovation and technological advancement is a factor that attracts many to pursue a career in neurosurgery. On the forefront is robotic assistance in the operating room. Spine Robotics Today The current generation of …

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It’s Time for Neurosurgeons to Take a Crack at Obesity

It’s Time for Neurosurgeons to Take a Crack at Obesity

Alexander C. Whiting, MD; Michael Y. Oh, MD, FAANS | Features

For decades, most interventions for obesity have failed. Innovative neurosurgical interventions of the future may just provide sustainable and significant results. National Epidemic It is no secret that obesity is a national epidemic. According to the Centers …

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Improvements through Augmented Reality

Improvements through Augmented Reality

Robert D. Ecker, MD, FAANS | Features

Augmented reality (AR), or the superimposition of computer generated sensory input on the real world, and Virtual reality (VR), the complete sensory immersion in a computer generated world, are powerful technologies that will be progressively …

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The Future of Battlefield Neurotrauma

The Future of Battlefield Neurotrauma

Donald W. Marion, MD, MSc | Features

Battlefield neurotrauma care in the United States Military Health System (MHS) is rapidly changing and will encounter real and virtual threats from adversaries. It is projected that the future strategies the U.S. Military will employ …

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Calendar/Courses

2019 Mayo Clinic Advancements in Surgical & Medical Management of the Spine
Jan. 13-17, 2019; Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Pituitary Education Day
Jan. 16-18, 2019; Orlando, Fla.

Innovations in Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Jan. 16-19, 2019; Celebration, Fla.