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Neurosurgery

Learn about the innovative approaches employed by Duke neurosurgeons to treat people with a variety of conditions, from brain cancer to spinal deformities.

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Complex Aneurysm Removed During Life-Saving Brain Surgery
Complex Aneurysm Removed During Life-Saving Brain Surgery

Connie Gonzalez was diagnosed with a complex, giant aneurysm, after not taking no from her first doctor, and insisting she be seen at Duke. After life-saving b ...

Quick-Thinking Duke Doctors Diagnose and Repair Ruptured Aneurysm
Quick-Thinking Duke Doctors Diagnose and Repair Ruptured Aneurysm

When Michael Bentley of Raleigh felt lightheadedness, he listened to his wife and headed to Duke Urgent Care. Doctors there immediately recognized that Bentley ...

Using TV to Educate People About Medicine
Using TV to Educate People About Medicine

Ever wonder how medical dramas develop their plots? Experts, like Duke neurosurgeon Oren Gottfried, MD, are often the brains behind the stories, ensuring the i ...

Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis
Spinal Surgery Saves Virginia Man from Paralysis

A fall from a tree almost paralyzed Charlie Bennett. Duke neurosurgery specialists realigned his spine, which was severely compressed by fractured vertebrae. N ...

Back in the Swing After Spine Surgery
Back in the Swing After Spine Surgery

Baseball coach Pete Shankle's minimally invasive spine surgery made him pain free for the first time in a year. “That surgery gave me my life back,” he says.