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Brain Aneurysm Surgery – Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm

Brain aneurysms are potentially devastating entities. Around 1-2% of people in the general population harbour one or more aneurysm(s), completely unaware. Fortunately, most brain aneurysms don’t cause a problem. Some, however, do, and the biggest problem associated with these is rupture, referred to as “subarachnoid hemorrhage”. Most are treated endovascularly, some (particularly middle cerebral artery […]

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The latest in cervical spine disc replacement surgery with sleek artificial mobile discs

When cervical discs get worn or if they’re damaged through injury/trauma, in many instances they can be replaced with artificial mobile discs such as the one shown here (Mobi-C). This particular prosthesis is my preferred choice, and my patient-reported outcomes with this have been overwhelmingly excellent thus far. I have put in many of these […]

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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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