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Here at the Department of Neurosurgery, patients are our primary focus. It is our mission to provide you and your family with expert, state of the art and compassionate care. We provide diagnosis, treatment and recovery and walk you through the whole process with informative, comforting guidance.

To bring you the full spectrum of care, we treat a variety of brain, skull, spine and nerve conditions. Each of our physicians is skilled in general neurosurgery and trained in a specific specialty. And thanks to our department's strong focus on research and education, our doctors remain well informed of the latest neuroscience advances, techniques, and technologies available for patients. 



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Genevieve's story

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 |  Wednesday May 3, 2017 | Share This Item


Genevieve Vigil was in a serious accident.

“We were hit very hard by a car coming into the intersection," Genevieve told us. "When I woke up, I could see the driver was bleeding and unconscious...I was in so much pain I couldn’t move."

After the ambulance arrived, Genevieve was rushed to University Hosptial. A CT scan revealed that she had fractured her 2nd cervical vertebra, sustaining a dangerous neck injury commonly termed a “Hangman’s Fracture.” After electing to undergo non-operative treatment and being braced for several months under the care of Ramesh Grandhi, MD, Genevieve recently received good news at her last clinic visit.

“I was just told today at the clinic that my bone healed; I won't need a brace or surgery, but I still need to be careful," she explained. "All things considered, I am lucky. The doctors and staff were so kind in helping me and my family through this hardship. We are very grateful for that.”

She looks forward to graduating from high school in the next few weeks.

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For over a year, I was tormented with pain in my right jaw, it was intermittent, lasting a few seconds but occurring sometimes as often as six times per minute.  The pain was sudden and felt like the dentist’s drill during a root canal procedure.  These shock-like stabs of pain were accompanied by a burning on the tip and right side of my tongue.  As if this wasn’t enough, my jaw had a constant ache (like a bad headache).

~ Betty

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