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AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution Video

AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution

This five-minute video reviews the warning signs for arteriovenous malformations, discusses treatment goals for AVMs in the very young, and offers images that illuminate both the condition itself and keys to successful surgical resection.
Look Beyond Symptoms: When to Test for Pituitary Tumors Video

Look Beyond Symptoms: When to Test for Pituitary Tumors

Tumors of the body’s “master gland” cause various symptoms – headaches, depression, sexual dysfunction, vision loss – that doctors often attribute to other conditions. UCSF endocrinology and neurosurgery specialists discuss keys to identifying patients as well as the merits of telehealth referrals in the time of COVID.
Spinal Exams in the Brave New World of Telemedicine Video

Spinal Exams in the Brave New World of Telemedicine

The recently expanded use of telemedicine has revealed it to be an efficient tool for making assessments and getting patients appropriate care.
Neuro-Oncology Support Presentations Symposium

Neuro-Oncology Support Presentations

Educational lectures that are tailored for people with brain tumors or their caregivers
Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure Video

Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure

Dr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.
Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis? Video

Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis?

When choosing the most appropriate surgery for adult scoliosis patients, the patient’s chief complaint is key. Dean Chou, MD, discusses the criteria to consider when patients present with specific symptoms, and describes when a more conservative surgical approach is feasible.
Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes Video

Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes

Aaron J. Clark, MD, PhD, describes the minimally invasive approaches of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and its advantages over open TLIF surgery including the benefits for the obese and elderly, fewer complications and less pain.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options Video

Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options

Edward Chang, MD, describes the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, a very serious pain disorder that affects the face and is usually caused by a blood vessel that compresses against the trigeminal nerve.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review

Lee A. Tan, MD, provides a review of past and current treatment strategies for spinal deformities, including breakthroughs such as Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters

Dr. Lee Tan reviews cervical deformity radiographic parameters, including cervical lordosis, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, chin-brow vertical angle, T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle and neck tilt.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part III: Case Examples Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part III: Case Examples

Lee Tan, MD discusses three recent cervical spine and thoracolumbar spinal deformity cases and the surgical interventions used to treat these diverse conditions.
Awake Spinal Surgery Case Study Video

Awake Spinal Surgery Case Study

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, presents a lumbar spondylolisthesis case study and discusses the short- and long-term surgical outcomes for minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions.
Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options Video

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, provides an overview of lumbar spondylolisthesis, the advantages and disadvantages of fusion and non-fusion treatment, and outcome data for specific populations, including female, elderly and obese patients.
UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices Video

UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices

A neurosurgeon uses images from 25 cases to explain and illustrate how he chooses between open surgery and endovascular options for treating vascular disorders in the brain, minimizes complications, and makes treatment as safe and effective as possible.
Surgical Options Available for Spasticity Management in the Pediatric Patient Video

Surgical Options Available for Spasticity Management in the Pediatric Patient

Get an in-depth look at the procedures and the pros and cons of two surgeries for kids with cerebral palsy: selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) using a single-level laminoplasty with selective root sectioning and intrathecal baclofen pump insertion.
Focused Transsylvian Approach for a Left Posterior Insular Cavernous Malformation: 3D Operative Video Video

Focused Transsylvian Approach for a Left Posterior Insular Cavernous Malformation: 3D Operative Video

Watch and hear narration for a complete resection of a left posterior insular cavernous malformation measuring 1.2 centimeters, using a focused transsylvian approach. You’ll see 3D pre- and postoperative images and hear about the patient’s outcome.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: State of the Art and Future Directions Video

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: State of the Art and Future Directions

A neurosurgeon who specializes in spines describes the technique and benefits of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), presenting six case studies that show when MISS is a great option and when open surgery is required.