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Archive: Apr 2018

    Microvascular decompression (MVD) for Trigeminal Neuralgia – Brainstem Microsurgery

    These photographs show the surgical correction of a severe structural compression and deflection of the trigeminal nerve caused by an “offending” loop of the superior cerebellar artery. (Click the link at the bottom of this page to learn more about trigeminal neuralgia and how it can be surgically treated if longstanding and unresolved by medical […]

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    The art and teamwork of awake brain tumour surgery

    Of all the operations I do, from various forms of minimally invasive anterior spinal and posterior (Robot-assisted) spinal reconstruction to microvascular decompression and tumour surgery, one of my favourite operations is “awake craniotomy”, which I truly believe is a surgical “art form” – Careful planning, enabling technologies, precise technique, and great teamwork. I trust you […]

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    Range of motion preservation following minimally invasive anterior & posterior spinal surgery

    These photographs below illustrate the excellent range of motion preservation following minimally invasive spinal surgery from either an anterior (Images 1 and 2) or posterior (Image 3) approach. I have had an excellent experience with the anterior (ALIF) and posterior (Robot-assisted) approaches. Images 1 & 2 (below): 6 months following anterior lumbar discectomy using the […]

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