What Will Be Your Legacy Month

What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Never forget where you came from. That is true at the individual level as well as for a medical practice. And it’s true for those who are seeking information on a medical practice that may be new to them. There is tremendous value in examining the foundation on which a practice was built. Maryland Brain, Spine…

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August is Neurosurgery Awareness Month

August is Neurosurgery Awareness Month

Neurosurgery has been around for more than a thousand years. The first documented brain surgeon was Abulcasis, who lived from 936 to 1013AD, and wrote many works on neurosurgical diagnosis and treatment, including writings on head injuries and skull fractures, spinal injuries and subdural effusions. Fast forward 800 years, because it wasn’t until 1879 that…

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Brain Tumor Advances

Brain Tumor Advances

The treatment of brain tumors has dramatically changed over the past few decades. Although many benign tumors can be treated with surgery alone, it is all too frequent that we encounter malignant tumors that cannot be cured with surgery alone. This is one of the greatest challenges in all of medicine. Diagnosing: The initial goal…

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Reading the Body’s Roadmap

Reading the Body’s Roadmap

In an age of break-neck technological and biomedical innovation, would it surprise you to know that we really are not sure where back pain comes from? To neurosurgeons there is an enormous difference between back pain (pain from the buttocks up) versus leg or sciatic pain (from the buttocks down). The different presentation implies a…

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