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Stroke Essentials with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas
Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by neurosurgeon ("brain specialist") Dr. Jeffrey Thomas to learn about stroke symptoms, prevention and medical intervention. Together they examine the cause of strokes, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it's diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living after having a stroke, including insurance coverage and related costs.
Post Show Bonus Chat: Stroke Essentials
Best of the Bay
WTMF neurosurgeon Sandeep Kunwar, M.D. was recently profiled on Best of the Bay, where he discussed advances in Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery.
Washington Hospital's Gamma Knife Program
Washington Hospital in Fremont, California is the first hospital in the United States to treat patients using the new Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™, a revolutionary alternative to traditional open-brain surgery and/or daily radiation treatments, which are administered from four to six weeks. The Gamma Knife Perfexion instead uses focused doses of radiation without making a single incision to treat malignant and benign brain tumors and other brain disorders.
Washington Hospital's Gamma Knife Program is led by one of the most accomplished teams of specialized physicians, physicists and nurses. Medical Directors neurosurgeon Sandeep Kunwar, M.D., and radiation oncologist David Larson, M.D., Ph.D., are both nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise, innovation and leadership in the field of Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Both board certified physicians, together they have more than 23 years of experience performing thousands of successful procedures.
Good Morning America
Good Morning America feature story about opera singer Zheng Cao's courageous battle with cancer and her romance with Washington Hospital radiation oncologist Dr. David Larson.