Awake Craniotomy – Multimedia
Welcome to Dr Khurana’s Multimedia pages.
Images shown here are with the permission of Dr Khurana’s patients, for educational purposes.
This page has information about the following:
- What is Dr Khurana’s experience with awake craniotomy patients?
- Includes publicly available information on some of Dr Khurana’s awake surgeries (tumours, cavernoma, venous aneurysm).
Please see our Awake Craniotomy page for information about the following:
- What is an awake craniotomy?
- Why is an awake craniotomy carried out? i.e., What is its main advantage?
- Is an awake craniotomy the right choice for me?
- Are there any disadvantages of awake craniotomy?
- Will I be in any pain during awake brain surgery? What can I expect?
What is Dr Khurana’s experience with awake craniotomy patients?
I was trained in neurosurgery and in awake craniotomy techniques at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota USA (1996-2005), and subsequently undertook a year-long fellowship subspecialisation in brain microsurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Arizona USA (2005-2006) under the pioneering neurosurgeon Dr Robert Spetzler.
I am one of a relatively small number of neurosurgeons worldwide who has a combination of expert training and experience in awake craniotomy techniques AND U.S. Fellowship training in brain microsurgery. I was the first neurosurgeon in Australia to publish their personal awake craniotomy operative series in the international peer-reviewed literature (2011), and also the first neurosurgeon in Australia to publish their personal microsurgical experience with fluorescence videoangiography during a variety of complex neurosurgical operations (2010)
I carry out any complex surgeries, including awake craniotomy, in conjunction with Neurological Surgery Victoria at the Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Melbourne.