Category Archives: neurosurgery

Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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Upstate welcomes Gould, Masoud to region’s first stroke team

Joining Central New York’s first and only comprehensive stroke center are two physicians with expertise in interventional clot retrieval. The addition of Grahame Gould, MD, and Hesham Masoud, MBBCh, strengthens the team of professionals who provide round-the-clock stroke care at … Continue reading

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Meet the doctors who help stroke patients get their lives back

Someone suffering symptoms of a stroke is surrounded by caregivers in the emergency department. Doctors assess the person’s consciousness, eye movement, reflexes, memory, and ability to speak. Nurses start intravenous lines for medications, fluids and blood samples. Radiologists examine the … Continue reading

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Here’s the summer Upstate Health magazine

Summer for many Central New Yorkers means getting outdoors, whether at amusement parks, on lakes or beaches, or in back yards. The summer issue of Upstate Health magazine features two nurses who kayak every chance they get. We also look … Continue reading

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He races cyclocross after successful brain surgery

Jordan Pone was 5 when he abruptly lost the ability to hear. As doctors searched for the cause of his hearing loss, they came across unusual lesions in his brain. The lesions were not cancerous, but they were serious. At … Continue reading

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What to expect from a neurological exam

If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming neurological exam, “take a deep breath, and try not to be scared,” said Larry Chin, MD. Realize that a referral to a neurologist or neurosurgeon simply means that your doctor is seeking advice. … Continue reading

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Selecting stroke care: What’s the difference?

A comprehensive stroke center is typically the largest and best-equipped hospital in a given geographical area that can treat patients with any kind of stroke or stroke complication. Upstate University Hospital was the first hospital in the Central New York … Continue reading

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Exceptional surgical suite allows for MRI during operations

The most advanced imaging options available are part of Upstate’s newest surgical suite, which allows patients to undergo magnetic resonance imaging during an operation. The clarity of the 3-tesla MRI is ideal for conditions that involve the brain, spine and … Continue reading

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Presenting the winter issue of Upstate Health

This issue of Upstate Health magazine features on its cover neurosurgeon Lawrence Chin, MD, and a patient who agreed to share his story about recovering from a broken neck. You will also find stories about a new operating suite that allows for … Continue reading

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He recovered from a broken neck

One minute, Edward St. George was on the deck of his family cottage on the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, taking measurements for vinyl siding work he was doing that day. The next, he was falling from the granite … Continue reading

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