Andrew E. Sloan, MD, FAANS (AS): Why did you decide to become a neurosurgeon? Peter W. Carmel, MD (PC): I took a circuitous route. I planned to be a psychiatrist because I hated biochemistry but was …Read More
Neurosurgery residents deal with both acute surgical pain and a variety of chronic pain syndromes ranging from lower back pain and failed back surgery syndrome to complex regional pain syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia. As the …Read More
July 1 comes ‘round once again. I examine my practice and revisit my patients’ lives. I am transported back to an earlier July by the image of my former patient with a brain tumor. Unable …Read More
Surgical intervention for the treatment of severe, chronic pain has been used successfully for centuries. With patients living longer and surviving cancer, chronic pain is skyrocketing. Techniques have evolved considerably over the years to become …Read More
Celebrity drug overdose stories have sent shock waves through Hollywood for years…Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Prince…many of the greats gone before their time, forever enshrined upon the pedestals upon which America placed them. Historically pushed …Read More
For decades, pain surgery has been neurosurgery’s stepchild. Few took interest in it, lesioning of the nervous system suffered the stigma inflicted by psychosurgery, and the field was being slowly absorbed by anesthesiology and physiatry. …Read More
Eric Topol, MD, Basic Books. New York. 2015. In 1966, Marshall McLuhan said, “Every aspect of Western mechanical culture was shaped by print technology, but the modern age is the age of electronic media … electronic media constitutes …Read More
This week, a 28-year-old presented to my office with symptoms secondary to a recurrent herniated lumbar disc. Seeing his name as the last patient of my day produced a cacophony of thoughts and emotions. His …Read More
Current Techniques in the Treatment of Cranial & Spinal Disorders
Oct. 21, 2017; Bromfield, Colo.
Microsurgical Approaches to Aneurysms and Skull Base Diseases 2017
Oct. 26-28, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.
Pituitary Tumors: Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas
Oct. 27, 2017; New York