• neurosurgery
  • Due to Barrow Neurological Institute's high clinical volume and emphasis on resident education, the center has garnered a reputation for producing technical masters in numerous fields within neurosurgery, and has become one of the most sought after neurosurgical training programs in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Carotid
  • Among the surgical procedures performed in the U.S. that are projected to experience moderate to robust gains over the forecast period are carotid artery stenting, laparoscopic gastric bypass, percutaneous heart valve repair and replacement, robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic prostatectomy, and stem cell transplantation. (gii.co.jp)
  • This procedure uses a small balloon and/or a tiny metal scaffold called a stent to open a narrowed carotid artery. (rochester.edu)
  • Controversy
  • The originator of the procedure, Portuguese neurologist António Egas Moniz, shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine of 1949 for the "discovery of the therapeutic value of leucotomy in certain psychoses", although the awarding of the prize has been subject to controversy. (wikipedia.org)
  • conditions
  • It was prescribed for psychiatric (and occasionally other) conditions as a mainstream procedure in some Western countries for more than two decades. (wikipedia.org)
  • effects
  • Radiotherapy is often not pursued as a treatment because the effects of the procedure can take months or years and there is risk of damaging adjacent brain tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lobotomy procedure could have severe negative effects on a patient's personality and ability to function independently. (wikipedia.org)
  • Report
  • In 2014, Doximity/U.S. News & World Report ranked the Neurosurgical Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute as the #2 training program in the U.S. Additionally, in 2014 Khan et al. (wikipedia.org)
  • Institute
  • Barrow Neurological Institute is the world's largest neurological disease treatment and research institution, and is consistently ranked as one of the best neurosurgical training centers in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • world
  • The center is home to the largest neurosurgical residency program in the United States, and hundreds of neurosurgeons from around the world visit yearly to attend the Spetzler-Rhoton Skull Base Course and the Barrow Symposium. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, the institution is home to a 64-bed neurosurgical ICU, the largest of its kind in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • private
  • Over the past half-decade, economic uncertainty in the U.S. has prompted a visible decline in the number of elective surgical procedures, particularly those not covered by Medicare or private insurers. (gii.co.jp)