Bhalla: Still call 911 if you have stroke symptoms
Friday, May 15, 2020
There may be another reason to be concerned amid the pandemic – but it has nothing to do with COVID-19.
The American Heart Association is raising the alarm about strokes, especially to at-risk patients who aren’t getting the help they need due to fears about the coronavirus.
The organization is reminding people to call 911 if they’re showing stroke symptoms, and to not let fears about COVID-19 get in the way of life-saving actions.
Dr. Tarun Bhalla, Director of the local Mobile Stroke Unit Program talked about how quick first responders still are during the pandemic and shared one local success story.Read More: Bhalla: Still call 911 if you have stroke symptoms
Study by John Markman Points to New Way of Assessing Patient Pain
Monday, April 20, 2020
The professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology found that asking, "Is your pain tolerable" in conjunction with the traditional 0-10 scale can help doctors better understand whether treatment — including opioids — is necessary. Read More: Study by John Markman Points to New Way of Assessing Patient Pain
Neurosurgery Updates - Update on STAR, Head For the Cure
Friday, March 20, 2020
The annual STAR Symposium has been postponed and rescheduled for October 30th 2020.
Head for the Cure Rochester has been postponed and rescheduled until September 6, 2020.
Check back for more updates and details as the events get closer.
The Department of Neurosurgery welcomes Gabriel E. Yacob, MD
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The department would like to welcome Gabriel E. Yacob, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery who will be starting for Neuromedicine Pain. Dr. Yacob will be practicing at our Hornell, Dansville and Wellsville locations.
Many Voices, Many Visions: Scientists and surgeons look to improve outcomes
Thursday, March 5, 2020
This week we share the story of Gabe Abdella, who had a brain tumor. Neurosurgeons used translational brain mapping to help guide them during surgery to not only remove the tumor, but help improve Gabe’s brain function.
Doctors Webster Pilcher and Brad Mahon talk about the process and advancement in science. You can view Gabe’s story here and learn more about the program here. There’s also a race coming up to raise money and awareness about programs and the Head for the Cure 5K, you can learn more here.
Also this week, the 2020 Breastfeeding Summit was held March 5. Healthcare providers heard from two nationally recognized breastfeeding experts.Read More: Many Voices, Many Visions: Scientists and surgeons look to improve outcomes