SLU Surgeons Study “Awake Aneurysm Surgery” for Better Outcomes
Saint Louis University surgeons and researchers report that the use of conscious sedation – also called “awake brain surgery” – allowed them to make adjustments mid-surgery to lower risks during aneurysm surgery.
The research was led by Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D., chair of neurosurgery at Saint Louis University and a SLUCare surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Abdulrauf is encouraged by the results of this study, which he hopes can reduce the risks associated with this type of brain surgery.
“Awake surgery for brain aneurysms may open a new frontier in neurosurgery that could lead to improved outcomes and decreased risk,” says Abdulrauf. “This initial study is encouraging.”
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