Dr. Branch Wins First Place
| Friday Feb 28, 2014 |
Congratulations to Dr. Byron Branch on winning first place at the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons for his presentation on minimally invasive spine surgery!| Read More >>
One of largest residency programs in the U.S.
| Sunday Feb 9, 2014 |
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved the expansion of the department’s neurosurgery residency program to 17 residents.| Read More >>
2013 Holiday Celebration
| Friday Dec 20, 2013 |
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's Holiday Celebration a success! We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!| Read More >>
Endoscopic Treatment of Craniosynostosis Workshop
| Tuesday Nov 19, 2013 |
Dr. David Jimenez and Dr. Constance Barone are the pioneers of the minimally invasive procedure to correct craniosynostosis, Endoscopic Strip Craniectomy. Over the last 17 years, they have performed almost 600 procedures with excellent outcomes. Their expertise in the field has been published in medical journals and peer reviewed professional publications.
Plan to attend this innovative program in San Antonio TX, July 17-18, 2014.
Jay's Remarkable Recovery
| Monday Nov 4, 2013 |
James "Jay" Ellis was admitted August 18, 2013 after a motorcycle collision. He was wearing a helmet and in full gear when his bike skidded on some gravel and he was thrown off. Unfortunately, his legs were injured when they struck a street sign. He arrived at University Hospital in critical condition with multiple long bone fractures but, fortunately, no head injury. On his second day in the hospital, after a necessary operation to amputate his left leg below the knee, Jay stopped following commands and became unresponsive. After multiple consultations and a thorough review of his history and MRI brain imaging, the cause became clear. Jay had fat embolism syndrome, a rare but known complication after long bone fracture. He endured multiple surgeries for his left leg, multiple blood transfusions and infection. Jay was initially in a coma but slowly, over several weeks, started showing signs of awakening. Almost 6 weeks after experiencing this life-threatening injury and rare complication of fat embolism syndrome, Jay wheeled himself out of the hospital to rehab, talking, laughing and saying thank you.| Read More >>