In a few weeks, the division of Neurosurgery will host our sixth annual Holiday Party to lift spirits and pass out gifts to the patients of Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. I look forward to this event every year, but the story of how this holiday tradition began makes it truly special for me and my colleagues.
With football back on our TV screens, it got me thinking about an article I read earlier in the year about former NFL player Myron Rolle being matched with Massachusetts General for neurosurgery. It’s not every day you see a former professional football player switch careers and enter the field of medicine. But when you consider the situational similarities between professional football and neurosurgery, maybe the transition shouldn’t be as rare as it is.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, causing facial pain. The trigeminal nerve carries sensation from the face to the brain. With trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of the face can trigger a jolt of pain. This condition can be quite frightening for patients, but we offer treatments that can help.
Did you know that neurosurgery treats conditions of the brain and spine? Our physicians talk about the advances in minimally invasive surgery and technology and how it affects you.
Neurosurgery treats conditions of the brain and spine by combining the most comprehensive new techniques and technologies in all areas.