Neurosurgery Awareness Month 2016: Stroke

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It’s Neurosurgery Awareness Month! Each year in August, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) focuses on the causes and prevention of neurological disorders and injuries, while recognizing the doctors committed to treatment. This year, the main focus of Neurosurgery Awareness Month is the role neurosurgeons play in stroke treatment.

To highlight the unique capabilities neurosurgeons possess in treating stroke, the AANS directs attention to an essay titled, “Why Stroke Patients Should See Neurosurgeons…STAT”, by Christopher Nickele, MD, and Adam Arthur, MD, MPH, FAANS. They explain the role neurosurgeons serve in the event of stroke as such:

Since we, as neurosurgeons, have the training that makes us uniquely able to treat these stroke patients comprehensively, we should not sit back passively and wait for these patients to be brought to our operating rooms. We must be involved in and lead the process even before diagnosis and lasting beyond the intervention, on through to the acute phase of the patient’s recovery.

Read their essay in full here.

At Rebound, we are proud to be home to a group of fellowship trained neurosurgeons equipped with the latest technologies to treat conditions that affect the brain, such as stroke. Our team is dedicated to provided advanced stroke management care to improve patients’ quality of life. Learn more about stroke and how our skilled neurosurgeons can help below.

Stroke: Common Causes & Treatment

Prompt treatment is crucial, as early action can minimize the extent of damage, and reduce complications. Learn about the three common types of stroke, symptoms, prevention and treatment offered by our neurosurgeons at Rebound here.

Stroke Awareness and Prevention

Knowledge is your best defense against a stroke, as many strokes can be treated and prevented. Our team offers important stroke insight, tips on lowering your risk and ways to respond to the warning signs here.

Carotid Endarterectomy and Stroke

Our skilled neurosurgeons may be able to help you prevent stroke by performing the surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy. During this surgery, a neurosurgeon removes the buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries, located on each side of the neck, play an important role in supplying blood and oxygen to the brain. This type of vascular surgery may also be recommended if you have recently shown symptoms of stroke. Learn how carotid endarterectomy can help those suffering from artery blockage or carotid artery disease and prevent stroke here.

 

About Rebound Brain & Spine Neurosurgeons

Hoang Le, M.D.

Dr. Lee is a board certified neurosurgeon with expertise in spinal and cranial surgeries, minimally invasive and complex reconstructive spinal, and peripheral nerve surgery. He finished fellowship training in minimally invasive and complex reconstructive spinal and peripheral nerve surgery at Stanford University. Learn more about him here.

Ashok Modha, M.D., FRCSC

Dr. Modha is a board certified neurological surgeon with fellowship training in neuro-oncological neurosurgery. In addition to his exceptional oncology training, Dr. Modha is also experienced in all neurosurgical disorders, including degenerative spinal conditions, neurovascular disorders, and neurotrauma. Learn more about him here.

Wael Musleh, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Musleh is a board certified neurosurgeon whose expertise encompasses all approaches to spinal reconstruction for degenerative spine disease and spine tumor management. He uses a multidisciplinary approach to manage spinal tumors. Learn more about him here.

Andrew Nemecek, M.D.

Dr. Nemecek is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the spine. He has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis, tumors, and trauma, as well as common problems such as herniated discs, sciatica, and lumbar stenosis. Learn more about him here.

Brian T. Ragel, M.D.

Dr. Ragel is a board certified neurosurgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the brain and spine. He has clinical interest in primary brain tumors, metastatic spine disease, and minimally invasive approaches to the spine. Learn more about him here.

George Shanno, M.D.

Dr. Shanno is a neurological surgeon who is fellowship trained in endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Committed to treating each patient as he would want to be treated, Dr. Shanno uses his expertise in state-of-the-art neurosurgical techniques to ensure each patient receives the best possible care. Learn more about him here.