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Stryker Neurovascular Atlas Stent.

Stent diagram. It looks like a serpentine curve of wired mesh.

Dr. Ramesh Grandhi from UT Health Neurosurgery San Antonio was the first physician in San Antonio/Central Texas, and one of the first in the country, to use the @StrykerNV Atlas Stent. The Atlas Stent can be delivered through a smaller catheter which makes it able to access smaller vessels in difficult areas of the brain. […]

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Nicki’s Story

Dr. Izabela Tarasiewicz and Nicki sitting in clinic and smiling.

Nicki’s family told us that they originally brought her into the emergency room because she was “getting fevers that she couldn’t shake.” After they found out she had a serious left-sided intracranial abscess, Nicki was rushed into surgery. Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., performed a hemicraniectomy and Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., placed a pipeline. She also had multiple […]

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Best Resident Presentation TANS 2018

Dr. John Floyd standing next to Dr. David Wallace while he holds a rectangular award made out of what appears to be glass.

David Wallace, MD was awardedat the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting held in Houston, Texas this year. His paper co-authored with Interim Chairman John Floyd, MD and Chief Resident Michael McGinity, MD proposes a novel method and results to manage surgical site infections after brain tumor surgery. This method aims to expedite […]

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Cadaver Lab

Two people dressed in scrubs lean over the blurred out image of a cadaver in the cadaver lab.

Recently, as part of the department’s residency education, our doctors trained in the cadaver lab. Some of their training included practice sessions for neurocranial and skull-based surgery. These sessions provide valuable opportunities for the residents to hone their surgical skills before applying them in the operating room.

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TANS 2018

A collection of faculty and residents from the Department of Neurosurgery standing in front of ballroom at the 2018 TANS meeting.

Some of our faculty and residents recently attended the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (TANS) 2018 meeting.

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Sadiya Ahmad’s Poster

Sadiya Ahmad standing in front of her research poster and smiling.

Sadiya Ahmad, a third-year PhD candidate, represented the Cell, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recruitment poster session. Sadiya presented a poster on her thesis project regarding the role of cholesterol homeostasis after brain injury.

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NormaTec Pulse compression device In-Service

Dr. Shaheryar Hafeez demonstrates how to operate the NormaTec Pulse compression device.

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

Dr. Ramesh Grandhi smiling for his staff photo.

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

Dr. Garvin and other members of the Neurocritical Care Team standing and smiling with Patient Victoria Briseno.

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.

Dr. Viktor Bartanusz standing and smiling in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

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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