Tag: "brain surgery"
To an outsider it sounds almost too impossible to believe, but yes, neurosurgeons can operate on a brain while the patient is awake and talking. It’s called an awake craniotomy and 12 to 15 times per year, Washington University neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital put a patient to sleep, remove part of their patient’s skull, exposing [...]
We came across this on YouTube recently and thought it would be good to share for anyone who may get diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Rev. Scott Carnes is a neurosurgery patient who recently had a stay at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He chronicled many of his visits to our hospital through his YouTube account, scotteugene79. He [...]
Dr. Ralph Dacey, a Washington University neurosurgeon here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is our physician of the week. He helps to diagnose and treat patients who have brain tumors, aneurysms, and vascular malformations of the brain. Dr. Dacey and his team use innovative techniques and tools that minimally displace the brain and nerves, which results in [...]
We first introduced Erin Kelley to you in 2009 when she became the first patient in St. Louis to have a surgery broadcast via Twitter. KSDK’s Kay Quinn tweeted the surgery to remove a pituitary tumor that in part affected her Cushing’s Disease diagnosis. Cushing’s is a hormone disorder that, according to our health library, [...]
As part of our Real Science, Real Innovation series, the focus for October is brain tumor treatments. In the past, the location of a brain tumor was the deciding factor as to whether it could be treated or not. If the tumor happened to be located deep inside the brain, this left relatively few options [...]