In addition to offering our patients every type of advanced and
complex brain and spine tumor surgeries imaginable to treat their
conditions, no matter how complex, I am also constantly innovating and
developing new techniques and operations which can then be used by
others all over the world.
I developed and described a way to merge preoperative MRI scans
with intraoperative CT scans in order to optimize the use of
navigation for the resection of complex tumors (D'Andrea K, 2015).
I designed a single-stage, lower morbidity operation to treat a
young man with a catastrophic injury (Sandquist L, 2015), which was
featured on the cover of our highest impact factor specialty journal (Journal
of Neurosurgery: Spine). Faced with challenging cases, I always
strive to work with my surgical colleagues to develop new operations
and techniques to treat our most challenging patients.
Whenever possible, we try to write up and publish these
techniques for the benefit of other patients not directly under our
care (Examples include: Le J, 2015; Goldman JJ, 2020).