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Department of Neurological Surgery Archives

Longtime Neurological Surgery chair Allen mourned

Dec. 11, 2019—George Allen, MD, PhD, an innovative surgeon who served for more than 25 years as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt, died Dec. 7. He was 77.

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New Physician Spotlight

Aug. 5, 2019—  Peter Morone, MD, MSCI Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery   Dr. Peter Morone, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) surgical faculty after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients July 1. “Dr. Morone is an ideal match for our department,” said Reid C. Thompson, MD, William F. Meacham Professor of Neurological Surgery...

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Study aims to predict treatment response in epilepsy patients

Mar. 14, 2019—With the aid of $2.5 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt researchers are on a quest to develop early biomarkers of treatment outcomes for patients with temporal lobe epilepsy based on their individual brain networks.

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New epilepsy monitoring systems collect better data

Nov. 15, 2018—New epilepsy monitoring systems at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are providing neurologists better data for assessing adult and pediatric patients.

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CDC releases new mild traumatic brain injury guideline

Sep. 20, 2018—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion.

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Study explores risk factors for acoustic neuroma growth

Aug. 23, 2018—Surgeons face a delicate proposition when treating acoustic neuromas, benign tumors on the nerve that affect hearing and balance. Removing small tumors through surgery and radiation can cause complications such as the loss of hearing, when the tumors may not grow and impact quality of life for years. But not removing them can allow them to grow and be more difficult to remove and pose even greater risks.

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Neurosurgery, spine programs named among best in nation

Feb. 8, 2018—Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as having one of the 100 best neurosurgery and spine programs in the nation.

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Imaging features predict tumor grade

Jan. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered imaging features associated with increased risk for aggressive meningiomas (tumors of the brain membranes) that could help guide surgical planning and patient counseling.

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Neurostimulation an option for some epilepsy patients

Sep. 28, 2017—Patients with epilepsy who suffer seizures that can’t be effectively treated with medications or established surgical interventions could benefit from responsive neurostimulation, a relatively new treatment.

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Wellons to co-chair neurosurgery journal’s board

May. 4, 2017—Jay Wellons, M.D., MSPH, chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and professor of Neurological Surgery, was recently named co-chair of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

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NFL names Sills as league’s first-ever chief medical officer

Mar. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Allen Sills, M.D., has been chosen by the National Football League (NFL) to be its chief medical officer, a newly created position.

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New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery

Feb. 16, 2017—Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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