Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush Using Advanced, Real-time 3-D CT Imaging Allows Patients to Recover More Quickly
With demand for unresolved back pain relief growing as the U.S. population ages, Rush University Medical Center is doing more minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that allow patients to return to normal, day-to-day activities faster than if they undergo conventional surgery. Read the story.
Rush University Medical Center First in Illinois to Offer New Lifesaving Inside-the-artery Stroke Procedure
Rush University Medical Center is the first in Illinois to use an inside-the-artery clot removal device system to treat ischemis stroke. Demetrius Lopes, MD, is one of the first physicians in the country to use thie new technology. Read the story.
A new device is allowing doctors to get at difficult brain aneurysms without having to open up the skull. Demetrius Lopes, MD, was interviewed on ABC-7 news Jan. 14, 2011, to discuss improved treatment for brain aneurysms. Read the story.
Seizures and Brain Tumors
Richard Byrne, MD, chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, was interviewed on the local Fox-32 news January 20, 2009, about seizures and brain tumors for a story about Sen. Ted Kennedy.
As complex and scary as brain surgery sounds, it is also often highly successful. Fox-32 provided a rare look inside the operating room at Rush University Medical Center in a story that aired Sept. 9, 2008, featuring neurosurgeon Lorenzo Munoz, MD.
Deep Brain Stimulation
Rush University Medical Center and Roy Bakay, MD, were featured in a front page story in the Chicago Tribune about deep brain stimulation (DBS). Rush is a key site studying DBS for Parkinson, epilepsy and Tourette's syndrome. Read the story. The paper also profiled a patient who underwent DBS for dystonia. To read the story click here. Neurologist Leo Verhagen, MD, was quoted in a related blog. Read the blog.
Malignant Brain Tumors
Following the announcement that Sen. Edward Kennedy was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Richard Byrne, MD, chairman of neurosurgery, appeared live on FOX 32 on May 25, 2008, to discuss the treatment of malignant gliomas.