Neurosurgery

The latest news from the Department of Neurosurgery at UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program

UNC School of Medicine awarded $6 million grant for Better Back Care program

The award is part of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards, which are funding grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs.

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Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

This research could reduce the need to continually monitor patients who respond well to stereotactic radiosurgery.

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Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC's CASTLE program in Durham

While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.

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Hearing Grayson's story around the world

Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.

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Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time

Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time

Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.

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Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgeons at UNC Health Care recently performed the first-ever auditory brain stem implant done in a child. Three-year-old Grayson Clamp from Charlotte, N.C., was born with no cochlear nerves and as a result could not hear.

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Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

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Adult Neurosurgery Clinic now located at Imaging & Spine Center

The Adult Neurosurgery clinic has moved out of the Neurosciences Hospital and into the Imaging & Spine Center. The phone number to the clinic is 919-957-6855. The patient referral process is unchanged; referrals can be faxed to 919-966-6627. Please call 919-957-6855 for more information.

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Ewend to give community talk, "Brain surgery while you're awake?"

What is an awake craniotomy? How can scientists help patients with Parkinson's disease? How do surgeons use a CyberKnife? The talk will be given as part of Morehead Planetarium's Carolina Science Cafe series.

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Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10,000 check to his surgeon

Ten-year-old neurosurgery patient catches first pitch, presents $10,000 check to his surgeon

Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.

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UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.

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UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

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A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

17-month old Jessiah Jackson was rushed to UNC Hospitals with a metal rod stuck in his brain. UNC neurosurgeon Dr. Anand V. Germanwala removed the rod and helped to save the little boy's life. Jessiah is being called a 'Miracle Baby' and has earned national attention along with Dr. Germanwala.

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VIDEO: A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

VIDEO: A 'Miracle Baby' at UNC Hospitals

17-month old Jessiah Jackson was rushed to UNC Hospitals with a metal rod stuck in his brain. UNC neurosurgeon Dr. Anand V. Germanwala removed the rod and helped to save the little boy's life. Jessiah is being called a 'Miracle Baby' and has earned national attention along with Dr. Germanwala.

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VIDEO: Saluting our heroes at UNC Hospitals

VIDEO: Saluting our heroes at UNC Hospitals

Randy Roland, a 39-year old father of two, was beaten and left on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 13. That’s when he was found by Stephen Gamboa, a resident in Emergency Medicine at UNC.

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Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

24-year-old Cedric Faison of Battleboro, N.C., intended to spend this spring semester finishing his undergraduate music education degree at East Carolina University. Instead, he’s spent most of the term at UNC Hospitals being treated for a brain tumor.

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Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

Family House Diaries: Experiencing UNC as a patient, not a student

24-year-old Cedric Faison of Battleboro, N.C., intended to spend this spring semester finishing his undergraduate music education degree at East Carolina University. Instead, he’s spent most of the term at UNC Hospitals being treated for a brain tumor.

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UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery.

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UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

UNC School of Medicine to establish new Department of Neurosurgery

The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery.

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