Department of Neurosurgery

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Here at the Department of Neurosurgery, patients are our primary focus. It is our mission to provide you and your family with expert, state of the art and compassionate care. We provide diagnosis, treatment and recovery and walk you through the whole process with informative, comforting guidance.

To bring you the full spectrum of care, we treat a variety of brain, skull, spine and nerve conditions. Each of our physicians is skilled in general neurosurgery and trained in a specific specialty. And thanks to our department's strong focus on research and education, our doctors remain well informed of the latest neuroscience advances, techniques, and technologies available for patients. 

 

 

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Veronica Cuevas' Story

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 |  Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 | Share This Item

Veronica Cuevas

Veronica Cuevas was at a trampoline park with her friends when she did a back flip and landed on her feet. Immediately, she knew something was wrong.

“I had a sharp pain on the base of my head. I couldn't hear. I couldn't walk to get water or anything. It was the worst pain I felt in my life.”

When the pain persisted, Veronica decided to go to an ER in Corpus Christi. A CT scan revealed that there was blood in her brain. Her doctors determined that she had an aneurysm. Because they were unable to treat her, Veronica was airlifted to UHS. Once she arrived, Lee A. Birnbaum, MD, treated her aneurysm using endovascular coiling. She was then placed under the care of Shaheryar Hafeez, MD, Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, and the neurocritical care team.

“I’m very grateful to them,” Veronica told us. “They are taking good care of me."

 

Patient Testimonials

For over a year, I was tormented with pain in my right jaw, it was intermittent, lasting a few seconds but occurring sometimes as often as six times per minute.  The pain was sudden and felt like the dentist’s drill during a root canal procedure.  These shock-like stabs of pain were accompanied by a burning on the tip and right side of my tongue.  As if this wasn’t enough, my jaw had a constant ache (like a bad headache).


~ Betty

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