OPERATIVE VIDEO GALLERY
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This site is directed mainly to the medical audience and neurosurgeons, partially aimed to present the operative and academic activities of Prof. Munir A. Elias Shawash over 30 years period. Here the neurosurgeon can find the standards and new modifications in the treatment strategies in paraplegia, brain tumor, spinal cord injuries, head injury, pain management strategies, including neuralgia of different etiologies, movement disorders. Neurosurgeon needs a very long way to understand that, experience is important in this field of medicine - neurosurgery.
Stroke and ruptured arterial aneurysms remain in the upper list of difficult problems, which are far from perfection and the mortality rate remains high. Spinal surgery is extensive and take 80% of the neurosurgical activities: prolapsed disc , lumbar, cervical and dorsal are the top ranking in practice followed by other degenerative spine problems, such as spondylolisthesis, OPLL with cervical and lumbar canal stenosis.
Neurosurgery has time-sensitive decision-making strategies. This is governed by the rapidly changing status of the patient. Neurosurgeon must react accordingly to the recent moment. He must be able to predict, or at least to keep in mind the possible complications, and react with caution to prevent them, before they escalate. Intraoperative video documentation made it possible to analyze and retrospectively discover some causes of complications, which the neurosurgeon previously blamed himself for that. It became clear, that some triggering factors for complications are presenting before their eminence.
Here come the power of intraoperative monitoring using IOM ISIS HighLine 32 channel with all available parameters, which can alarm the functional shifts before they become real disaster and to take the appropriate measures before they become irreversible.
Neuroanesthesia is the cornerstone in proper navigation of such monitoring to make it feasible and to guide the patient with safe margins until he pass the surgical storm. It starts from the preoperative period until the patient is no more complaining, whatsoever it needs time.
Intraoperative morphological navigation using BrainLab skyvision with the MRI with the most high standards available with all softwares more empower the surgeon to know and see all the data and take the proper action and know at which stage he is standing.
Pentero-C is not only a microscope, it give the neurosurgeon the power to see, what he could not see before with the appropriate softwares.
Not all new standards in neurosurgery can stand time. Only the good for the patient's outcome will stand and remain even, if they are too old.
The last years at Shmaisani hospital functional neurophysiologic navigation ISIS Inomed Highline 32 channels and BrainLab Suite integrated with Siemens Skyra 3 tesla fMRI with fibertraking (DTI) and all clinical applications for intraoperative monitoring are in practice.
It is very sad to say that, very huge medical corporations can misinform the neurosurgeon about the new products without telling that these items having disadvantages, but in the contrary, reporting that no morbidity or complications can arise, until the neurosurgeon discover them in his personal experience. Profit-oriented corporations must respect the ethics and tell the true story about any product, so as, at least to be ready to inform the patient and to try to resolve these possible complications.
With the introduction of new technologies, new dimensions arise and new problems also. When you have more data, you have more information to deal with and your tactics and options also may expand further, but despite that, complications will remain and they will need solutions. At last we are human beings and the more effort you do, the more spirit comfort you will feel when your life come to end.
Magnetom Skyra with all clinical applications in the run since 28-November-2013
ISIS MER for DBS and Lesioning
Inomed ISIS IOM highline with 32 channel and Neuroexplorer version 4.2 is functioning for several months, starting from 01-August-2007. For more detailed information about this functional neuronavigation machine with its early alarming signals, please refer to inomed.com.
The World's first and the only Headmounted Microscope.
Freedom combined with Outstanding Vision, but very bad documentation.