Items Tagged ‘epilepsy’
Columbia Neurosurgeons Respond to Deep Brain Stimulation Article in Smithsonian Mag
Who better to comment on the recent Smithsonian Magazine article about Deep Brain Stimulation than two renowned neurosurgeons who specialize in this very subject: Dr. Guy McKhann and Dr. Sameer Sheth.Posted on Jul 3, 2014 by Department Author In Blog, Epilepsy Blog, Movement Disorders Blog
Columbia Neurosurgeons Dr. Sheth & Dr. McKhann Bring Expertise to Washington, D.C.
Dr. Guy McKhann and Dr. Sameer Sheth spoke at the 2014 Biennial Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery...Posted on Jun 20, 2014 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, Epilepsy News, Gamma Knife News, Movement Disorders News, News
Dr. Sameer Sheth Publishes Paper on Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery
Dr. Sameer Sheth from the Epilepsy Center is the primary author* of a paper just published in Epilepsia, the top epilepsy journal. "Some patients with epilepsy have seizures that cannot be controlled with medications," says Dr. Sheth."There may be surgical options for treating these patients'...Posted on Apr 11, 2014 by Department Author In Doctors, Epilepsy News, Movement Disorders News, Neurosurgeons, News
Dr. Guy McKhann Brings Good News to Epilepsy Patients: Implantable Device to Control Seizures Now Available
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the Neuropace RNS Stimulator, an implantable device shown to reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients. The device is comprised of a small neurostimulator that is implanted in the skull under the skin and two electrodes placed on or near the part of the brain where the patient's seizures arise...Posted on Dec 5, 2013 by Department Author In Epilepsy Featured, Featured, Movement Disorders Featured, Neurosurgeons
Dr. Guy McKhann Uses New MRI Guided Laser Therapy to Treat Epilepsy
Dr. Guy McKhann from the Epilepsy Center has broken new ground at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the first neurosurgeon to use the institute's new Visualase, Inc. MRI-Guided Laser Technology on a patient with epilepsy. Dr. McKhann's patient had a form of epilepsy...Posted on Sep 19, 2013 by Department Author In Areas of Expertise, Blog, Centers, Doctors, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Blog, Movement Disorders, Movement Disorders Blog, Neurosurgeons
Gamma Knife Center Sees 3700th Patient as Treatment Increases Worldwide
Dr. Michael B. Sisti and Dr. Steven R. Isaacson with Registered Nurse Jerry Lesser saw their first patients at the Gamma Knife Center when it opened in 1998 and they have been going strong ever since; they just announced that they treated their 3700th patient. According to Leksell, the...Posted on Jun 4, 2013 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Centers, Doctors, Gamma Knife, Gamma Knife Blog, Neurosurgeons, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Dr. Guy McKhann, Director, Moderator, & Author at 81st Annual Meeting of AANS
Dr. Guy McKhann, Florence Irving Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and member of the Brain Tumor Center, Epilepsy Center & Movement Disorders Center, participated in the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in New...Posted on May 17, 2013 by Department Author In Areas of Expertise, Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor News, Brain Tumors, Centers, Doctors, Epilepsy, Epilepsy News, General Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders, Movement Disorders News, Neurosurgeons, News
Sameer A. Sheth, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Sheth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in Physics and Astronomy. He then entered the Medical Scientist Training (MST) Program at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he received both his MD and PhD degrees. Dr. Sheth trained in Neurological Surgery at the...
'I'm Living a Normal Life for the First Time': Madison's Epilepsy Cure
Madison Wells is a bright and energetic young woman. At eighteen, she just graduated from high school, has her first job and is currently attending Southeastern University. She spent last summer hiking, playing tennis, and taking long walks on the beach, and switched to snow boarding and skiing...Posted on Feb 21, 2013 by Department Author In Blog, Doctors, Epilepsy Blog, Movement Disorders Blog, Neurosurgeons, Pediatric Neurosurgery Blog, Pediatrics
Introducing NeuroSpiral for the iPad
We are proud to introduce the first iPad app affiliated with Columbia's Department of Neurosurgery--It's called Neurospiral. The app, which can measure tremors and hand-eye coordination...Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by Department Author In Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor Featured, Doctors, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Featured, Featured, Gamma Knife, Gamma Knife Featured, Movement Disorders, Movement Disorders Featured, Neurosurgeons