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News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Innovations in Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “Spinal cord monitoring requires a careful interplay between the surgeon, anesthesia, and the monitoring team. We’re really privileged to have such a dedicated group of individuals who have been with us quite a long time doing this work. It’s the teamwork that has allowed us to capitalize [on the new innovations],” Borges says.

  • Molecular Approach to Brain Tumors Improves Treatment

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    “As we look to treat patients in the future, there is an emerging imperative to arrive at an integrated diagnosis,” says Cahill, one that encompasses both histological and molecular data.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter January 2016

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016  Research

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Treating Previously Untreatable Cases with Proton Beam Radiosurgery

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015  Clinical

    “It is so gratifying to effectively treat otherwise inoperable conditions or those for which the risk of surgery is excessive,” says Dr. Chapman.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Innovations in Peripheral Nerve Surgery: Repairing connections, restoring function

    Thursday, July 09, 2015  Research

    “Recovery can take several months but without surgically reconnecting the nerve there’s basically no chance for natural recovery in cases where there is a complete nerve injury,” says Dr. Williams.

  • Innovations in Peripheral Nerve Surgery: Repairing connections, restoring function

    Thursday, July 09, 2015  Research

    “Recovery can take several months but without surgically reconnecting the nerve there’s basically no chance for natural recovery in cases where there is a complete nerve injury,” says Dr. Williams.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter July 2015

    Thursday, July 09, 2015  Research

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference

    Saturday, June 13, 2015  Research

    From June 13-16, 2015, two of the Harvard-affiliated institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital will host OVC Boston, the 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

  • Increasing Surgical Options for Epilepsy Patients

    Thursday, January 01, 2015  Clinical

    Advances in pre-surgical evaluation methods have made it possible to more accurately identify the epileptogenic region and minimize risk of injury to the functional cortex, enabling more epilepsy patients to receive surgical treatment.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Marking a milestone in Neurosurgery

    Friday, December 05, 2014  Mass General

    Seventy-five years ago in October 1939, the MGH Neurosurgical Service was formally established at the MGH.

  • Endovascular Procedures to Prevent Ruptured Brain Aneurysms

    Monday, December 01, 2014  Mass General

    A Massachusetts General Hospital neurosurgeon discusses the benefits and costs of several interventions to treat brain aneurysms and proposes a modification to the existing aneurysm classification system.

  • Neurosurgery Complements Neuroendovascular Care for Optimum Patient Outcomes

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014  Research

    “One treatment doesn’t work for every patient. I am committed to strengthening our multidisciplinary team and working together to carefully assess each case so we can provide the highest quality care and increase patient volume,” says Dr. Patel

  • Total Care for Pituitary Tumors

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014  Clinical

    “Knowing that you’re going to have brain surgery, you absolutely want to find the very best,” said one patient diagnosed with a pituitary tumor who traveled from out of state to have her surgery and treatment at MGH. “I reached out to those who were truly experts in the field … and in the end it made a tremendous difference.” Finding the tiny tumors, and removing them, is the specialty of neurosurgeon Dr. Swearingen.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter June 2014

    Saturday, November 01, 2014  Mass General

    This issue examines the latest trends in Epilepsy research, clinical care and neurosurgery.

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Arteriovenous malformation triggers a patient's near-fatal hemorrhage

    Monday, September 08, 2014  Mass General

    Software engineer Lori Corbani was never sick. Yet one day, she was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital after suffering a near-fatal brain hemorrhage triggered by a congenital condition.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Mass General recognized for stroke care

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These awards, sponsored by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, recognize hospitals that provide the highest quality stroke care.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Spinal Metastases & Stereotactic Radiosurgery

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Clinical

    Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.

  • Cranial Base Endoscopic Surgery

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Clinical

    Advances in endoscopic equipment, and constant honing of surgical technique have improved patient outcomes for scull base tumors.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

  • MGH study finds nerve damage in some fibromyalgia patients

    Friday, August 09, 2013  Mass General

    About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia – a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms – was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of a disease called small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN).

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter

    Monday, July 22, 2013  Clinical

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • A blast from the past

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    MGHers traveled back in time to 1811 during this year’s Employee Summer Picnic hosted by MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD.

  • Lunder Building to “Go Live” this summer

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration.

Currently Browsing:2010

Currently Browsing:2009

  • MGH and MEEI perform first ABI surgery in New England

    Friday, June 26, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.26.09 Surgeons from MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) performed an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) surgery -- a New England first -- May 20 with the goal of eventually partially restoring the patient's hearing.

  • Boston Globe honors MGH nurse

    Friday, May 22, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.22.09 Deidre Buckley, NP, is recognized in The Boston Globe's seventh annual "Salute to Nurses."

  • MGH honors 2009 Ellis Award recipient

    Friday, May 01, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.1.09 Geraldine Flynn, a staff assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery, is the 2009 recipient of the Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award. The award, presented April 21, was established to remember the talent and work values of Pamela Ellis, an MGH executive secretary who worked at the hospital from 1992 to 1996.

Events

Currently Browsing:2015

  • 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    From June 13-16, 2015, two of the Harvard-affiliated institutions, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital will host OVC Boston, the 9th International Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics Conference at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Currently Browsing:2013

Multimedia

  • Neurosurgery Department slideshow

    Neurosugery Faculty and Staff

    View a collection of photos featuring our physicians, researchers, residents and staff.

  • Alumni Slideshow

    Alumni Slideshow

    View a collection of photos featuring current and former members of the Department of Neurosurgery at various stages in their career.

  • Mr. Elton

    Epilepsy: The Road to a Cure

    A young man's quest to find a cure for his epileptic seizures takes him on a journey from Albania to Boston.

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