AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 27, Number 4, 2018

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Healthcare at Your Fingertips

Healthcare at Your Fingertips

Ghaith Habboub, MD; Thomas E. Mroz, MD

Many aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to impact medicine. For example, AI making medical decisions is thought to be unattainable in the near future. Given today’s access to “big data,” opportunities to …

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Improvements through Augmented Reality

Improvements through Augmented Reality

Robert D. Ecker, MD, FAANS

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 Robot-assisted Spine Surgery

The Future of Robot-assisted Spine Surgery

Siri Sahib S. Khalsa, MD

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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The Future of Battlefield Neurotrauma

The Future of Battlefield Neurotrauma

Donald W. Marion, MD, MSc

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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Future Trends in Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Future Trends in Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Daniel Orringer, MD, FAANS

The clinical practice of brain tumor diagnosis is entering a period of dramatic change and stands to be profoundly transformed over the next decade by advances in our understanding of tumor biology and emerging technologies. …

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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

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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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.