Category Archives: neurosurgery

Brain expertise: Stroke care depends on physicians, nurses, therapists and more

Patients who are wheeled into Upstate University Hospital’s emergency department suffering from stroke are likely to receive acute treatment and rehabilitative care under the same roof, followed by the same ensemble of providers. The hospital, the first designated stroke center … Continue reading

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Brain expertise featured in Physicians Practice publication

The stroke care and brain expertise available at Upstate is showcased in the November issue of Physicians Practice magazine, distributed to doctors throughout Central New York. Also included is an article about new breast reconstruction options, the importance of occupational … Continue reading

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Facebook connection brings family to Upstate from Turkey for rare surgery

Many Facebook connections provide a quick diversion or fun way to stay in touch. Sometimes the social network makes a connection that does more — by improving someone’s life. A mother in Istanbul joined a Facebook group for parents of children … Continue reading

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The question every doctor asks eventually

Upstate Neurosurgery Chairman Lawrence Chin, MD, spoke at Upstate’s annual White Coat Ceremony last fall, when medical students receive the jackets they will wear during their clinical rotations. He told of a patient who had back pain that left him … Continue reading

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Stepping forward, raising money and awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex

Every fall for the last five years, Bridgett Langstaff has helped organize a walk to raise awareness for tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic disease that affects her son, Jude. The boy will turn 5 in November. He seemed like a … Continue reading

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What is tuberous sclerosis complex?

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare disease caused by a genetic mutation and marked by noncancerous tumors that grow throughout the body. For many people with TSC, signs and symptoms are evident at birth. Others may not be diagnosed … Continue reading

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Telemedicine allows Upstate stroke care to reach Carthage

An electronic link between Upstate and Carthage Area Hospital means that patients exhibiting signs or symptoms of a stroke in the Carthage emergency room will be seen and heard by a stroke neurologist in Syracuse. Carthage used a Rural Health … Continue reading

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