Items Tagged ‘neurosurgery’

October 18, 2018

The inspiring work of Dr. Q

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union Cheers to Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa for his inspirational work to save lives in under-developed areas of our world. Quiñones, chairman of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic, is the founder of Mission: BRAIN, a nonprofit foundation that has done scores of complex surgeries — including procedures to remove brain tumors, reconstruct skulls […]

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Tags: brain tumor, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Florida Times-Union, Mission: BRAIN, neurosurgery


September 21, 2018

How 1 neurosurgeon helped save this violinist’s storied career

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Today Roger Frisch, an accomplished violinist and member of the Minnesota Orchestra, developed a tremor in his hand that threatened his career. But thanks to the brilliant work of neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, Frisch has found a solution. His story is featured in Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Mayo Clinic.” Megyn Kelly is joined by Frisch, […]

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Tags: Dr. Kendall Lee, Minnesota Orchestra, neurosurgery, Roger Frisch, TODAY


June 22, 2018

UNF, Mayo experiment with rare 3-D microscope

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Jacksonville Business Journal by Will Robinson Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility watched as dozens of dots scattered across their computer screen. Some dots balled up, others exploded. The dots were cancerous cells from a brain tumor recently removed by a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon. The visual was made possible by an advanced microscope, the only one […]

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Maarten Rotman, neurosurgery


June 1, 2018

How one man went from farmhand to chair of neurologic surgery at Mayo Clinic

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Jacksonville He’s known as “Dr. Q,” the affable Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon and researcher with a welcoming bedside manner. But for Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, the road to the operating room was an unlikely journey. Born in a village outside Mexicali, Mexico, Quiñones-Hinojosa was just 19 when he illegally crossed the border into the U.S., determined to make a […]

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Tags: Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa, Jacksonville magazine, neurosurgery


May 3, 2018

Augmented reality lab combines math, engineering to change brain-cancer outcomes

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Arizona Daily Star by Joan Magtibay, Cronkite News Imagine you’ve just been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and need surgery. Instead of looking at shadowy black and white 2-D images you can’t decipher, you put on goggles and “walk through” the cancer using augmented reality. As a result, you can better grasp your disease, […]

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Tags: Arizona Daily Star, Dr. Bernard Bendok, Dr. Kristin Swanson, Dr. Matthew Welz, neurosurgery


December 7, 2017

Real America with Jorge Ramos: Dr. Q’s American Dream

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Fusion TV Jorge Ramos scrubs in for surgery with Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, or Dr. Q, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, as he tries to remove a brain tumor from a patient who will be awake the entire time. More Dr. Q on Real America with Jorge Ramos: Fusion TV Meet Dr. Q Fusion TV Watch Dr. Q […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Fusion TV, neurosurgery


November 30, 2017

Doctor’s long journey from Mexican poverty to trying to ‘cure the world’

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton When Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa was approached last year about coming to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville as the William J. and Charles H. Mayo professor and chairman of the department of neurologic surgery, he was thinking about his legacy. Dr. Q, as he is known to colleagues, calculated he had already […]

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Florida Times-Union, neurosurgery


November 22, 2017

“Awake Brain Surgery” at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

ABC 15 Arizona by Danielle Lerner Patients playing the piano during brain surgery? It’s called “Awake Brain Surgery,” and it’s growing in popularity at Mayo Clinic. The patient is asleep for most of the procedure and doesn’t feel any pain. It is especially helpful when removing brain tumors where the goal is to preservefunction and […]

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Tags: ABC 15 Arizona, awake brain surgery, Dr. Bernard Bendok, neurosurgery


November 22, 2017

Study asks neurosurgeons: How old is too old to perform brain surgery?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Science Daily People sometimes joke that easy tasks are “not brain surgery.” But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? In a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and older. […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Fredric Meyer, neurosurgery, ScienceDaily


November 17, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 17, 2017

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

      USA Today, Once paralyzed, Chris Norton vows to walk his fiancee down the aisle by Daniel P. Finney — Chris Norton’s long lifetime walk began in earnest on Oct. 16, 2010 — seven years ago Monday. He lay face down on the Luther College football field; his neck broken from a hard hit […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Angel Flight Central, Breast Cancer, burpees, C. diff, Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, Chip Gay, Chris Norton, coffee, Dena Keilman, destination medical center, Destination Medical Center Discovery Square subdistrict


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