MUSC Neurosurgery

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Neurosurgery

MUSC is dedicated to providing world-class neurosciences programs and facilities comprised of internationally awarded faculty and staff, revolutionary diagnostics and cutting edge research. The Medical University of South Carolina is committed to fulfillment of its responsibilities: -Educate students to become caring, compassionate, ethical, and proficient health care professionals and creative biomedical scientists. -Promote teamwork competencies to be applied in a collaborative, interprofessional health care delivery and research setting. -Recruit and develop dedicated, scholarly educators who inspire th...eir students to lifelong learning in the service of human health. -Offer educational opportunities to graduates, faculty and staff; to other biomedical scientists and practicing health professionals; and to the public. -Seek and welcome students, scholars, and staff regardless of gender, race, age, nationality, religion, or disability, while emphasizing the benefits of diversity. -Conduct research in the health sciences, advancing knowledge and encouraging new responses to health care needs including interprofessional delivery of health care. -Provide excellence in patient care in an environment that is respectful of others, adaptive to change, accountable for outcomes, delivered by coordinated interprofessional teams, and attentive to the needs of underserved populations. -Advance economic development by introducing new technology and fostering research links with industry and other academic institutions. -Optimize the use of all resources, including financial support from the state and revenues generated from research, clinical operations, and philanthropy. -Provide leadership to the state in efforts to promote health and prevent disease. -Serve as a state resource in health policy, education, and related matters for other institutions and the general public. As South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences, MUSC is engaged in activities statewide. Its campus is located on more than 50 acres in the city of Charleston. More than 2,400 students in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) study for degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and other professional levels. The University also provides residency training for more than 500 graduate health professionals. The teaching staff is comprised of approximately 1,200 full-time and 150 part-time faculty.

Mission: MUSC is a public institution of higher learning with the purpose of preserving and optimizing human life in South Carolina and beyond through education, research and patient care.

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The latest issue of Progressnotes is now available, featuring this interesting story from MUSC neurosurgeon, Dr. Sunil Patel. Read the article and our Spring 2018 issue online now: http://www.muschealth.org/pn/2018/spring/features/pineal-cysts/index.html

"Like most other neurosurgeons, Sunil J. Patel, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, had been taught to dismiss pineal cysts as clinically inconsequential. Then, five years ago, a patient’s story and a resident’s question led him to re-examine that assumption."

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4 year old girl saved by MUSC doctors

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counton2.com A four year old girl is alive and recovering, a week after a series brain injury nearly took her life. 

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1st Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium

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1st Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium

http://cmetracker.net/MUSC/Files/Brochures/228573.pdf

1st Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium

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2017 Inaugural Charleston

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events.headforthecure.org *UPDATE 10/19/16*Head for the Cure has postponed the inaugural Charleston 5K scheduled for October 29th. The race will instead be postponed until February 25, 2017. All those currently registered and donations will be carried over to the new date.

Spine Care 2017

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Charleston, South Carolina Educational Lecture - 11/7/2016 RSVP Page for Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation - Giveffect, Inc.

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Game-changing procedures show spine center expertise

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academicdepartments.musc.edu The MUSC Health Spine Center helped a Myrtle Beach man go from needing a cane to playing ball again. This story describes cervical disc arthoplasty, SI fusion, endoscopic discectomy and stereotactic spinal radiosurgery.

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How would you like to have an easy, tasty dinner or treat and support our Neuro-Oncology program at the same time? Head over to Persimmon Cafe Tuesday, August 30 from 4:30-9:00 pm and we will receive a percentage of the profits!

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MUSC, New laser technology help patient live her life

Laser Brain Surgery. The Future is Now.

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[08/19/16]   MUSC Neuro-Oncology would like to invite you and a guest to the MUSC Brain & Spine Tumor Support Group on Tuesday August 23 from 11a-1pm held on the 1st floor of Hollings Cancer Center, in the AT&T Conference Room.

Special Guest Speaker: Holly J. Gainsboro,
Golden Heart Grief Coaching and Education
Holly Gainsboro, of Golden Heart Grief Coaching and Education, returns to MUSC for the third time to lead our Brain Tumor Support Group. Holly is a public speaker, grief educator, and bereavement support coach. As a wife who traveled the brain tumor journey, she uses her own life experience and training to facilitate open and honest discussions for both the patient and their loved ones. Holly’s mantra - “I live my life purposefully, passionately, lovingly and joyfully.”

Space is limited! Please RSVP as soon as possible.
To RSVP or for more information, please call
843-792-2568 or email [email protected]

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Smaller incisions, less pain, faster recovery.

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Most seniors invite family members and maybe a few friends to their high school graduation. But Brittany Brooks is no ordinary student, and hers is no ordinary story. The invitation list for her graduation from Cane Bay High School in included the neurosurgeon who helped save her life. http://bit.ly/2aWIrQm

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Patients flock to cause, advance brain tumor research

After Mark Siwick was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, this father of two and his wife decided to raise awareness, resources and funds for brain tumor research.
Their neighbors got some unusual visitors on their lawns along the way. musc.edu/pr/newscenter/2016/brain-tumor-fundraising.html

academicdepartments.musc.edu Mark Siwick, diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, has become a tireless fundraiser for research. He and his wife are using grey flamingos to get friends to flock to support their cause.

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Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors

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Child brain tumor survivors celebrate life at MUSC picnic

postandcourier.com SULLIVAN’S ISLAND – Cooper Stapleton loves playing outside and hanging with his friends just like any other 10-year-old.

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In Short: Preventing Stroke | Spring 2016 Progressnotes | MUSC Health

muschealth.org The drug hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea) has been proven to be as effective as blood transfusions in maintaining cranial blood flow velocities in some children with sickle cell disease (SCD) according to a national study. The TWiTCH trial (TCD With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea), which include…

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MUSC awarded Joint Commission certification as comprehensive stroke center

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Sometimes a headache is more than a headache. And sometimes knowing some family history can save your life.
The Strader family of Mount Pleasant, S.C., learned that lesson in dramatic fashion.
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Stroke Recovery Research Center

Find out more about MUSC's Stroke Recovery Research Center.

MUSC's Stroke Recovery Research Center

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Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D. Physician Profile

Find out more about Dr. Alejandro Spiotta!

youtube.com Alejandro M. Spiotta is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Neuroendovascular Surgery, Co-Director of the Neurointensive Care Unit and Associate Program...

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The Blink Reflexometer being developed at MUSC may be an objective way to diagnose concussions

academicdepartments.musc.edu As the NFL deals with a "concussion crisis," a team at MUSC is working on one possible way to detect concussions right on the sidelines of games. The Blink Reflexometer measures eye movement, which may signal whether a person has suffered a concussion.

334 spine surgeons to know — 2016

Dr. Bruce Frankel was listed in Becker's Spine Review on January 20, 2016 as one of the 334 Spine Surgeons to Know — 2016.

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It sounds almost stunningly simple.

At the punch of a button, Mark Semler can leave the room that houses his lab’s 3-D printer and know when he comes back 24 hours later, he will have a skull.

The technology that makes that possible, and the impact on patients' lives, is remarkable. Read how, on the MUSC News Center. musc.edu/pr/newscenter/2016/3D-printer.html

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Rhett Bausmith is touching a copy of his own skull. He doesn't know it, but that 3-D model has helped doctors figure out how to fix his misshapen skull and eye. It will also do something very important for this little boy's mom and dad.
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MUSC works with privately funded accelerator to develop and market neuroscience technology

palmettobusinessdaily.com MUSC now has a private partner expediting the commercialization of the university's neuroscience research.

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Watchman is heartening development for a-fib patients worried about stroke

academicdepartments.musc.edu The Medical University of South Carolina is the first in the state to use the Watchman device in people suffering from atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes. Keywords: AFib, Coumadin, the Lariat, left atrial appendage, LAA

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MUSC aids pilot effort to set up national biobank

academicdepartments.musc.edu MUSC aids pilot effort to set up national biobank Even though neurofibromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders and occurs in every racial and ethnic group, not much is known about it.

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MUSC dedicates Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences

academicdepartments.musc.edu CHARLESTON, SC – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has dedicated the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN), a research and development center aimed at fast-tracking...

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Zucker family donates $5M for new ideas Institute at MUSC

Find out more about the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences!

postandcourier.com Anita Zucker and her son Jonathan Zucker donated $5 million to fund an idea incubator at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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David Cachia, M.D., MRCP Physician Profile

Learn more about Dr. David Cachia in this physician profile!

Dr. David Cachia is a board-certified neurologist specializing in Neuro-Oncology. His clinical interests are in treating patients with brain tumors. He compl...

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Charleston County teacher brings Spina Bifida awareness through her daughter

counton2.com In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is also Spina Bifida Awareness month. Spina Bifida is a disability that begins in the first 25 days of pregnancy, where something doesn’t form ...

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musc-health-helps-build-healthy-communities

academicdepartments.musc.edu What is a community? These days, that’s a question foremost on the mind of Patrick Cawley, M.D., CEO of the Medical Center and the newly–created MUSC Health system. Building healthy communities is one of five key goals of MUSC’s new five–year strategy, Imagine 2020, and Cawley is challenging the org…

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Alejandro M. Spiotta, M.D. Physician Profile

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Alejandro M. Spiotta is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Neuroendovascular Surgery, Co-Director of the Neurointensive Care Unit and Associate Program...

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Find out about Deep Brain Stimulation at MUSC Health!

muschealth.org Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS can be a highly effective therapy for patients in advanced stages of a movement disorder. Patients with movement disorders have dysfunctions in the circuits in the brain that control movement – by placing a small stimulating electrode in these circuits, we can normalize…

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2 Your Health MUSC's IAN develops spine surgery implant

counton2.com The Medical University of South Carolina’s Institute for Applied Neurosciences has licensed a new, patented, minimally invasive spine surgery product called Sinu-Lok to Amendia, Incorporated.

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MUSC doctor involved with blood pressure study talk about implications

The pressure's on to lower your number!

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Benessere - Microsoft Giving Campaign

For the past three years, we have been pivoting and pivoting. Thankfully we were lucky enough to connect with the Neurosciences department at the Medical University of South Carolina and here is the update on our story:

vimeo.com We are a technology nonprofit that is looking to challenge the traditional patient care that we see in the medical industry today by focusing on personalizing information…

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In their own words: Nurses react to achieving magnet recognition.

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Woman’s two-decades-long health mystery solved | www.toacorn.com | Thousand Oaks Acorn

toacorn.com RELIEF—Newbury Park resident Kristin Bertrand, far right, celebrates a pain-free life with author Sue Grafton at a recent book signing for Grafton’s book, “X.” Bertrand, who underwent surgery in August to remove a pineocytoma, had received encouraging words from the author prior to surgery. Above, B…

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What an achievement! See what the team at MUSC's Institute for Applied Neurosciences just did: musc.edu/pr/newscenter/2015/sinu-lok-amendia.html

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Neuroscience institute licenses new spine surgery product

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