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Understanding the Neurosurgery Field

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Understanding the Neurosurgery Field

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Understanding the Neurosurgery Field

  1. 1. Understanding the Neurosurgery Field DR. FRANKLIN EPSTEIN
  2. 2. Understanding the Neurosurgery Field An experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. Franklin Epstein cares for patients at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital and is a member of the Department of Neurosurgical Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center. A physician who specializes in neurosurgery focuses on diagnosing and treating health problems related to the nervous system and its supporting structures. Experts like Dr. Franklin Epstein help people by carrying out complex operations on sensitive areas like the brain and spine. For instance, neurosurgeons perform such innovative procedures as deep brain stimulation, which alleviates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  3. 3. Understanding the Neurosurgery Field Before becoming a neurosurgeon, physicians must undergo at least seven more years of training after graduating from medical school. In the event a physician wishes to further sub-specialize, he or she will likely require close to an additional decade of study past medical school. To secure certification through the American Board of Neurological Surgery, prospective neurosurgeons must complete the requisite residency training and pass a final examination.

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