The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled and state of the art medical care. As a nationally recognized medical center, we continue to experience unprecedented growth and expansion in both the clinical and academic arenas. Our primary mission is to provide helpful and considerate patient care. We also aim to educate and produce highly qualified, ethical and caring future neurosurgeons. Additionally, we strive to advance the field of neurosciences by performing outstanding research.
- To educate and train highly qualified compassionate and knowledgeable neurosurgeons.
- To provide patients with state of the art neurosurgical care in a setting respectful of their needs.
- To engage in quality research endeavors that lead to innovative therapies and treatments, which may ultimately translate to improved patient care in the field of neurological surgery.
Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month: Maria Chapa's story
Tuesday Sep 20, 2016 |
Maria Chapa realized something was wrong when she started having a horrible headache.
Wilfred Staunch's Amazing Stroke Recovery
She and her husband went to the nearest hospital in Brownsville, where an MRI confirmed she had an aneurysm. Because the doctors there were not equipped to treat her, they recommended that she visit University Health System.
“We were so glad we went to UHS,” Maria told us. “They had 11 people ready to assist us once we got here. Within seconds, the whole staff was ready.”
Both she and her husband spoke very highly of everyone there. They described the care she received as being prompt and attentive.
We are happy to report that Maria has fully recovered from her aneurysm and is back home in Brownsville.
Friday Sep 16, 2016 |
Last October, Wilfred Staunch, suffered a stroke in his home that left him incapacitated. His family started to worry when he stopped answering their calls; they called the police to check on him. When the officers arrived, they found him unconscious and immediately took him to University Hospital where he was seen by Ramesh Grandhi, MD. Wilfred is still recovering, but he is making excellent progress.
“They took a piece of my skull out to release pressure in my brain,” Wilfred said. “I had no idea what was going on at the time, but my family said there were people who didn't think I was going to make it. But my wife knew that I was a fighter and I could fight my way through this and live and she was right.”
Wilfred also told us that he was very impressed by the quality of care he received.
“Dr. Grandhi was really good. He made me feel at ease. He completed the surgery and he kept my family together.”
Thursday Sep 15, 2016 |
Dena Scott recently submitted this testimonial to us regarding the care her daughter received after sustaining a head injury:
“On October 27, 2015, we were reminded we are not in control of our children's lives but God is. Our 4-year-old daughter was kicked in the head by her horse and had to be airlifted to University Hospital where she underwent an extensive brain surgery. The news was grim but hopeful and that's all we had to go on. The next 72 hrs were moment by moment but thru it all one thing remained, our faith in God and the staff at University. We had top notch doctors, residents, nurses and techs informing us, encouraging us and holding our hands when we just weren't sure about the next hour. After 13 days as a critical patient at University Hospital, Kinley was walking, talking and loving her family again. She went on to have three more surgeries with the same loving staff. We have now celebrated her fifth birthday and watched her joyfully walk into her kindergarten classroom this fall. All this was made possible by each person that was a part of our daughter’s journey at University Hospital.”