Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review

Oakstone Specialty Review

A wide-ranging review of neurosurgery designed to improve the care and management of patients with neurological disorders.

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Discover the Latest Trends in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review covers a wide set of topics and provides you with the most relevant information on core concepts. Led by Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS, it sheds light on the latest trends and best practices to provide enhanced care to patients. It will help you to better:

  • Evaluate and apply the latest neurosurgical treatments
  • Outline the best practices in management of vascular disorders
  • Define the latest techniques in functional neurosurgery
  • Apply best surgical techniques for the spine, brain and spinal tumors, and nerve injury

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Credits: Earn AMA PRA Category 1
Credits

Vascular

  • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke - Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD
  • Intracranial Aneurysms - Rose Du, MD, PhD
  • Vascular Malformations and Moyamoya Disease - Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Dr.h.c. (Hon), FAANS
  • Endovascular Considerations in Vascular Disease - Alan Boulos, MD

Head Injury/Craniocerebral Trauma

  • Closed Head Injury/Concussion and Head Injury in Sports - Mark R. Proctor, MD
  • Skull and Facial Fractures/Paranasal Sinus and Skull Base Trauma - Col. Rocco A. Armonda, MD
  • Subdural Hematoma - Maya Babu, MD
  • Decompressive Craniectomy - Jamie S. Ullman, MD

Spinal Surgery

  • Cervical Spine Trauma - John H. Chi, MD, MPH
  • Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
  • Disc Herniations: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Adam S. Kanter, MD
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
  • Hydromyelia/Syringomyelia - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

Peripheral Nerves

  • Acute Nerve Injury and Repair - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumors - Robert J. Spinner, MD
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Compression Neuropathy - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Nerve Transfers for Shoulder and Elbow - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
  • Nerve Transfers for the Hand - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

Brain Tumors

  • Metastatic Brain Tumors - Peter Fecci, MD
  • Malignant Gliomas - Charles S. Cobbs, MD
  • Meningiomas - Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS
  • Low Grade Gliomas - Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS
  • Pineal Region Tumors - Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS
  • Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood - Tord D. Alden, MD
  • Acoustic Neuromas - Michael J. Link, MD
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia - Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Metastatic Tumors of the Spine - Michael W. Groff, MD
  • Spinal Cord Tumor Management - Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

Skull Base Lesion

  • Meningiomas of the Skull Base and Other Skull Base Tumors - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS
  • Skull Base Surgical Approaches - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

Pituitary Tumors and Craniopharyngiomas

  • Non-Functioning and Functioning Pituitary Tumors - Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
  • The Evolution and Development of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery - Edward R. Laws, MD
  • Craniopharyngiomas - R. Michael Scott, MD

Hydrocephalus/Cysts/Infection

  • Hydrocephalus and Congenital Cysts - Tord D. Alden, MD

Functional Neurosurgery

  • Functional Neurosurgery - Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD

Special Topics

  • Neurofibromatosis and von Hippel-Lindau Disease - Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD
  • Coma and Brain Death - Allan H. Ropper, MD
  • Anticoagulation, Reversal, and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Drhc, FAANS

Course Director

Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Faculty

Tord D. Alden, MD

  • Attending Neurosurgeon
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor
  • Northwestern University
  • The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS

  • Director, Skull Base Program
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD, FACS

  • (Col. [Ret.], MC, USA)
  • Director, Neuroendovascular Surgery
  • Co-Director, Neuro-ICU
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • Washington, DC

Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Charlottesville, VA

Maya Babu, MD

  • Director, Adult Neurotrauma
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Alan S. Boulos, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director of Neurosciences Institute
  • Herman and Sunny Stall Chair of Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Albany Medical College
  • Albany, NY

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS

  • Vice-Chairman
  • Edgar M. Housepian Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Department of Neurological Surgery
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

John H. Chi, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Neurosurgical Spine Oncology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Charles S. Cobbs, MD

  • Director, Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Swedish Neuroscience Institute
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Seattle, WA

Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC

  • Director, Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Rose Du, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Pathology, and Immunology
  • Director, Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis
  • Director, Duke Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program
  • Durham, NC

Michael W. Groff, MD

  • Vice-Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery
  • Director, Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Co-Director, Comprehensive Spine Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Adam S. Kanter, MD

  • Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Drhs (Hon), FAANS

  • Chair, AANS International Programs
  • Treasurer, WFNS
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • Maywood, IL

 

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

  • Schoenberg Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis, MO

Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

  • Gallen Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • New York, NY

Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

  • University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • San Francisco, CA

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Al Lerner Chair and Vice-Chairman
  • Professor, Neurosurgery and Medicine (Endocrinology)
  • Co-Director, Emory Pituitary Center
  • Program Director, Neurosurgical Residency Program
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Editor-in-Chief, Neurosurgery
  • Atlanta, GA

Mark R. Proctor, MD

  • Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Allan H. Ropper, MD

  • Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician and Executive Vice Chair
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS

  • J.N. Harber Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Division of Neurosurgical Oncology
  • Director, Ivy Brain Tumor Center
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Phoenix, AZ

Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Spine Surgery
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

R. Michael Scott, MD

  • Fellows Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Emeritus Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Charlottesville, VA

Robert J. Spinner, MD

  • Chair, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  • Burton M. Onofrio, M.D., Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Orthopedics and Anatomy
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD

  • Bernard and Ronni Lacroute – William Randolph Hearst
  • Professor of Neurosurgery and the Neurosciences, Chairman
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stanford, CA

Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Neurosurgery
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Hampstead, NY; Director of Neurotrauma
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Manhasset, NY

Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: TBD
Date of Credit Termination: TBD
Estimated Time to Complete: TBD

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most current neurosurgical techniques available in order to treat patients with neurosurgical problems
  • Analyze recent literature and data regarding clinical trials relevant to the practice of neurosurgery
  • Describe best practices in the management of patients requiring surgery for vascular disorders
  • Explain the latest techniques used in functional neurosurgery
  • Differentiate among the techniques used for spine surgery
  • Discuss the most appropriate procedures for the management of brain tumors and spinal tumors
  • Identify the most optimal methods for nerve injury and tumors
  • Assess the best neurosurgical treatment plans for pituitary disorders
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of skull base surgical approaches
  • Identify best practices for the management of subdural hematoma

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for Neurosurgeons in practice, Neurosurgery Fellows, Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in Neurosurgery.