October 2020
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Mayfield leads the way using Mazor X technology

Michael Kachmann, MD, performed the first surgery at an ambulatory surgery center in Ohio using the Mazor X Stealth Edition™ Robotic Guidance Platform. Dr. Kachmann says, “The ability to now use this system in an outpatient setting ensures that we are continuing to provide the most advanced techniques for our patients." The surgery was performed at the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center in September.
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Tricia's story

Tricia's story: Hemangioblastoma

A series of doctor and physical therapy appointments led Tricia to obtain an MRI scan that showed she had a rare brain tumor in her brainstem. Yair Gozal, MD, PhD, put her at ease and teamed up with Vincent DiNapoli, MD, PhD, to safely and completely remove the tumor in this complex area. 

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Acoustic Neuroma Association newsletter

Physical therapy for balance deficiency 

Luke Iding, PT, DPT, and Emily Begley, PTA, were featured in the September issue of the Acoustic Neuroma Association's  quarterly newsletter. The article offers insight into balance deficiencies associated with acoustic neuroma and the ways that physical therapy can help with post-treatment recovery. 

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Andrew Ringer, MD

Less invasive treatment for subdural hematoma

Andrew Ringer, MD, co-authored an article in the Journal of Neurosurgery showing chronic subdural hematomas in older people can be safely treated using middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization. Blood clots on the brain surface are most often caused by a head injury. Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that stops the bleeding and carries lower risk than surgery.

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Proper lifting technique

Mayfield Minute: Proper lifting techniques

Back injuries while lifting are common. Before lifting an object, especially if it's heavy, ask yourself "Am I strong enough to do this?" If you are unsure, stop and have someone help you. Lisa Cleveland, PT, and Jenna Till, PT, DPT, demonstrate proper lifting techniques to help protect your back.  

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Upcoming events

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Spine Talks Webinar: Prevent Back Pain and Know When It's Time for Surgery

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Michael Kachmann, MD, Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Brain & Spine
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1419579871786420752

Spine Talks Webinar: Mind the Curve - New Treatments in Correcting an Abnormal Spinal Curve

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Presenter: Bryan Krueger, MD, Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Brain & Spine
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8465418607854179088

Spine Talks Webinar: Finding Relief - Treating Chronic Back Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulation

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Presenter: George Mandybur, MD, Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Brain & Spine
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5999951799054894608