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Magnetic resonance-guided (MR) focused ultrasound is a noninvasive treatment option for patients with essential tremor or tremor dominant Parkinson's disease who haven't responded to medication or are not willing to have invasive surgery. 

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Dr. Kelly Bijanki, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, has been awarded a $3.5 million R01 research project grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to support her work on the neural circuitry underlying affective function.

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Recent Neurosurgery News


Celebrating an All-Star BCM Neurosurgery Team

In May 2022, the BCM Neurosurgery team was recognized as the recipient of the quarterly Baylor Excellence All-Star Award, based on the department's overall combined scores in Quality Metrics, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience.

BCM Neurosurgery Awards Inaugural Annual Clinical Excellence Award

Lona Winnegan, APRN, MSN, RN, NP-C was named the first-ever recipient of the inaugural Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery Annual Clinical Excellence Award! As voted by her peers, Lona has exhibited excellence in the clinical setting with both patients and amongst her colleagues.

A new option in stroke prevention: Understanding TCAR

The likelihood of survival after a stroke is often dependent on the type of stroke experienced. Among the most dangerous types of strokes are the ones caused by carotid stenosis (also known as carotid artery disease). Defined as the narrowing of the artery in the neck, carotid stenosis is often caused by high blood pressure and in many cases is managed by medications and lifestyle changes. However, for some patients, surgical intervention is needed. A new procedure, TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), offers patients a new option in stroke prevention, and BCM Neurosurgery's Omar Tanweer, MD and his team are leaders in TCAR. View article to learn more.

Celebrating One Year of the Spine Center

On May 18, 2022, Baylor Medicine faculty and staff, as well as invited guests, came together to celebrate the first anniversary of the multidisciplinary Spine Center. In its first year, the Spine Center treated approximately 3,000 new patients, performed 450 surgeries, and worked with nearly 790 referring physicians. 


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