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A Brief Overview of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgeons

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Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Franklin Epstein also maintains certification with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin Epstein treats patients at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, where he is the chief of the Division of Neurosurgery.

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A Brief Overview of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgeons

  1. 1. A Brief Overview of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgeons By Franklin Epstein
  2. 2. Introduction • Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Franklin Epstein also maintains certification with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin Epstein treats patients at Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, where he is the chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. Also known as neurological surgery, neurosurgery leverages operative and non-operative methods to treat disorders of the nervous system. In addition, the procedure cares for supportive structures and vascular supply that are negatively impacted by spine, brain, and nerve conditions.
  3. 3. Neurosurgery and Neurosurgeons • Neurosurgery is performed by a neurosurgeon with expertise in brain aneurysms and Parkinson’s disease, among other diseases. Because the field is highly specialized, a doctor must complete approximately 15 years of education, following high school, to become certified. Thereafter, many perform surgery in large hospitals that provide greater access to cutting-edge technologies and operating rooms. They work with teams of highly trained physicians and nurses to administer care and create follow-up treatment plans.

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