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    Neurosurgery Neurosurgery Presentation Transcript

    • BY: Aldo Sierra NEUROSURGERY 1
    • Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical field concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra- cranial cerebrovascular system WHAT IS NEUROSURGERY?? 2
    • Other conditions treated by neurosurgeons include: Meningitis Spinal disc herniation Cervical spinal stenosis and Lumbar spinal stenosis Hydrocephalus Head trauma (brain hemorrhages, skull fractures, etc.) Spinal cord trauma Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves Infections Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves And many more CONDITIONS THEY TREAT 3
    • PICTURES 4
    • 0 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000 # of surgerys anually # of deaths GRAPH 5
    • The median salary for neurosurgeons was $575,477 in 2010, half of all brain surgeons reported salaries between $400,000- $600,000, according to Salary.com. This is much higher than the mean annual salary of $219,770 for all surgeons according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2009 (www.bls.gov) . The risks involved in brain surgery lead to relatively high medical malpractice insurance costs for this specialty. SALARY FOR BRAIN SURGEONS 6
    • must complete four years of undergraduate school followed by four years of medical school. Neurosurgeons then take 6-7 years of neurosurgical residency training. In the first year, commonly called Post Graduate Year One or the internship year, residents undergo training in basic clinical skills in areas such as trauma and critical care followed by 3-6 months of training in clinical neurology. Over the next six years, residents complete a total of at least 42 months training in core clinical neurosurgery. REQUIREMENTS 7
    • http://youtu.be/yhORvX-4Bx4 WARNING: NOT SUTTED FOR THE FAINT OF HEART .__. 8
    • Very nice, you work indoor in a will lit room Will probably be asked to work at irregular hours Ect 3am WORKING CONDITIONS 9
    • http://aan.com/rss/index.cfm/getfile/AAN_2608.mp3 PODCAST 10
    • #1 Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland 100.0 / 100 #2 Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota 98.6 / 100 #3 New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell New York, NY 93.1 / 100 #4 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts 91.3 / 100 TOP 4 HOSPITALS TO BE A NEUROLOGIST 11
    • in Rhode Island, an 86 year old man has died, and probably not from natural causes. The man had brain surgery three weeks prior to his death. After the surgery, it was discovered that brain surgeon made a terrible medical mistake during the surgery and operated on the wrong side of the man's brain. State health officials are currently investigating the facts in the case to determine whether the surgeon's error was a contributing factor in the man's death. The man died on August 18th after having emergency surgery on July 30th. The surgery was supposed to be an attempt to stop bleeding in the man's brain. Dr. Frederick Harrington performed the brain operation on the elderly man. His nurse practitioner did not record on the patient's chart which side of the brain needed surgery. Reportedly, another nurse pointed out that the necessary information was missing before Harrington began the operation. Instead of consulting the CT scan, Harrington relied on his obviously faulty memory and opened up the wrong side of the man's scull. During the surgery Harrington realized that he was operating on the wrong side of the man's brain and then proceeded with surgery on the other side. BRAIN SURGERY GONE WRONG STORY 12
    • Try not to get into any of the following: The most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are vehicle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Note: most of the accidents happen in winter HOW TO PREVENT GETTING BRAIN SURGERY 14
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurosurgery http://education- portal.com/articles/Brain_Surgeon_Job_Description_Salary_Duties_and_Req uirements.html Comprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology : A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards (book) BIBLIOGRAPHY 15