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Treat the Patient Not the Image: Reminds Spine Surgeon

Mar. 22, 2017

Just as you can’t know a person just by their photo, surgeons can’t make clinical decisions based solely on X-Ray or MRI images. Whether the images look good or bad, they have to consider the whole person. This is especially true when it comes to a degenerative disorder involving the spinal cord, called  Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM).  

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Dr. Anderson Reports on the Special Issues Affecting Kids with Spinal Injury

Mar. 16, 2017

When your child says or does something puzzling, do you sometimes wonder what she’s thinking? Have you ever said to yourself, “I would never say or do something like that”? As adults, we have grown-up ways of doing things, and we expect our children to think and behave the way we do at times. Yet kids are not little adults; they think and behave differently. Children are different from adults in other ways too. For one thing, their bodies vary … Continue reading Dr. Anderson Reports on the Special Issues Affecting Kids with Spinal Injury

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More than 100 Years Later, Neuro Institute Still at the Forefront When it Comes to Your Back

Mar. 8, 2017

The Neurological Institute of New York, home to The Spine Hospital, was founded more than one hundred years ago. in 1909 it became the first hospital in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the study and treatment of Neurological disorders. Looking back over these last 108 years, we’d like to highlight three pioneers of their time in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal tumors.

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The Making of a Neurosurgeon: Dr. Peter Angevine

Mar. 1, 2017

Peter Angevine didn’t arrive at his surgical career by the typical route. But then Dr. Angevine isn’t your typical neurosurgeon. He is one of the few neurosurgeons with training in a second surgical specialty. While most would be content to complete training in their chosen field, Dr. Angevine opted to also complete his fellowship training in orthopedic spine surgery. One might think medicine was Dr. Angevine’s dream career from childhood. He grew up with a father, grandfather and uncle who … Continue reading The Making of a Neurosurgeon: Dr. Peter Angevine

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