AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 2, 2019

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Psychosurgery: History’s Trash Heap or Tomorrow’s Promise

Psychosurgery: History’s Trash Heap or Tomorrow’s Promise

Randy D'Amico, MD; Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS | Features

The quest to alter the mind through manipulation of brain anatomy has historically occurred at the intersection of neurosurgery, psychiatry and neuroscience. As a result, the pursuit of a surgical treatment for psychiatric illness has …

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Neuronavigation – An Evolution in Fits and Starts

Neuronavigation – An Evolution in Fits and Starts

Daniel Orringer, MD, FAANS | Features

In every profession, there is one skill that is essential for success. For the cranial surgeon, it is a command of cranial localization and understanding craniometric relationships to internal neuroanatomical structures. Albert Rhoton, MD, FAANS(L), …

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Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Prior Authorization – The Filibuster of Healthcare

Jennifer Z. Mao, MBA | AANS Student

Imagine a patient is scheduled for surgery, but the insurance company denied the claim. They require a physician-to-physician peer review to discuss appropriateness of the proposed surgery, even with all of the requested items submitted. …

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“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

“License to Kill” – Material Factual Inaccuracy

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS | Inside Neurosurgeon | President's Perspective

AANS leadership recently learned that the Oxygen Network is airing a promotional clip on its website for an upcoming television series called “License to Kill.” The initial episode of the show focuses, in part, on …

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Calendar/Courses

NeuroSafe 2019 Symposium
Aug. 8-9, 2019; Minneapolis

SNSA Congress 2019
Aug. 8-11, 2019; Cape Town, South Africa

2019 Managing Coding and Reimbursement Challenges
Aug. 22-24, 2019; Rosemont, Ill.