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.
| Wednesday May 11, 2011 |
The 2011 Medical Miracles Gala, hosted by University Health System, honored Abby Jack, a beautiful and healthy two year old girl, who at six months, suffered a devastating, life-threatening injury. Dr. David Jimenez, who removed one-third of Abby’s skull to alleviate massive swelling, was recognized for the surgical care he provided in saving little Abby’s life.
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).
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