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NormaTec Pulse compression device In-Service

Shaheryar Hafeez, M.D., recently led an in-service for attending nurses featuring the NormaTec Pulse compression device. NormaTec’s peristaltic pulse dynamic compression along with anticoagulant medication should help decrease the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among NeuroICU patients and promote their recovery.

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Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., Winner of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award

UT Health Neurosurgery is proud to announce that our very own Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., was named a winner of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award for his exemplary leadership and achievement in our community. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/01/03/sabj-announces-the-201840-under-40-honorees.html#g/426985/20

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Victoria Briseno’s Story

Last November, Victoria Briseno began experiencing neck pain that quickly progressed to limb weakness. She was taken to an ER for fear that she had suffered a spinal cord stroke. After being hospitalized for nine days, Victoria was transferred to the Neuro ICU at UHS for evaluation and treatment. She was treated by Rachel Garvin, […]

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Welcome Back Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D.

UT Health Neurosurgery is excited to welcome back Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D., to our faculty. We look forward to a wonderful future ahead

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James Durham

Six years ago, James Durham was in a motorcycle accident. He was immediately rushed to the ER, where he was treated by the Neurocritical Care team. During his time in the hospital, he had a craniotomy, which was performed by Viktor Bartanusz, MD. James shared part of his experience with us: “I was in a […]

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The Promotion of Dr. Hawksworth

Today we celebrated Shane Hawksworth’s promotion from the rank of captain to major in the U.S. Army. James Henry, MD, a retired colonel and our neuropathologist, directed the ceremony. Ian McDougall, MD, a captain in the U.S. Army, served as Dr. Hawksworth’s “adjuvant.” Shane’s fiancé, Amanda Stone, and her father, Army 1st Sgt. Michael Stone, […]

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Pediatric Pain Management Clinic

UT Health is excited to announce that we have a new pediatric pain clinic taking place in the UHS Neurosurgery Clinic on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Clinic co-directors Drs. Mina and Eckmann from the Department of Anesthesiology are collaborating with our very own Dr. Tarasiewicz to provide our community with a multidisciplinary approach […]

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Cordelia’s Story

Cordelia has had Parkinson’s disease for 13 years. Recently, she started to notice that her symptoms were getting worse; she became afraid of falling whenever she stood up or tried to move around. “The tremors were getting hard to handle,” Cordelia explained. “I thought I was going to have to retire, which would mean I […]

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Olga Garza’s Story

In 1987, Olga Garza was experiencing severe headaches. After dealing with the pain for three years, she went to the hospital and found out she had a tumor. Although doctors were able to excise most of it, the root could not be removed. In the early 2000s, she began to have serious headaches once again. […]

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Spinal Anatomy Lab

As part of the department’s weekly education session, Derrick Sun, M.D., took the residents through a spinal anatomy lab to demonstrate advanced surgical techniques for the correction of spinal deformities. Practice sessions like these are unique opportunities for the residents to hone their surgical skills before applying them in the operating room. Special thanks to […]

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