The Temple neurology clinic in New York City has been accepting brain injuries for years, but only recently began offering anesthesia.
Now, the New York-based hospital has partnered with Temple Neurologic and Neuro-oncenter to offer the same treatment to patients with spinal cord injuries.
“We can offer the surgical anesthesia we’ve always done, but we’re also offering the more comprehensive brain surgery we’ve been offering for decades,” Dr. Michael Lauer, the clinic’s director, told Business Insider.
“I think it’s going to be really interesting to see what the patients want.
I think there’s a real opportunity here.”
For decades, doctors have tried to find a way to help spinal cord patients recover and regain function after a spinal cord injury, including using intravenous drugs, surgery, and other surgical procedures.
But with the advent of anesthesia, they have had to resort to other, less invasive methods.
The first neuro-anesthesia treatment offered in the United States, for example, is the spinal cord injection that has been used for years for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
And now, neuro-surgeons in the U.S. are offering the same type of procedure for spinal cord and cranial nerve injuries.
The Temple Neurological Clinic also offers neuro-surgical procedures for neck and spinal cord diseases, and it is currently testing a new type of surgery that uses a special type of nerve graft.
Dr. David Mathers, the Clinic’s director and professor of neurology at Temple University, told us the new technique could help patients with brain injuries that have already been surgically repaired.
“It’s a surgical procedure where you’re using the nerves and you graft them to the brain,” Dr Mather of Temple University said.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen a nerve graft like that.”
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