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According to Chat GPT, the top 10 Neurosurgery Stories of the Century

(SOURCE IS Chat GPT for text content, Lexicon for AI Image)


  1. First Successful Separation of Conjoined Twins (2000): In 2000, a team of neurosurgeons led by Dr. Ben Carson at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore successfully separated conjoined twins, Patrick and Benjamin Binder. The surgery lasted 22 hours and involved a team of over 70 medical professionals.

  2. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease (2002): Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes in specific areas of the brain to help alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In 2002, DBS was approved by the FDA for use in Parkinson’s patients.

  3. First Successful Full Face Transplant (2010): In 2010, a team of neurosurgeons led by Dr. Maria Siemionow at the Cleveland Clinic performed the world’s first full face transplant on a patient who had suffered severe facial injuries. The surgery lasted 22 hours and involved transplanting the entire face, including the nose, lips, and eyelids.

  4. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (2000s): Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a surgical technique that uses smaller incisions and specialized tools to perform spinal surgery with less tissue damage and faster recovery times. The development of MISS has revolutionized the field of neurosurgery and is now commonly used to treat a wide range of spinal conditions.

  5. First Successful Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Implant (2004): In 2004, a team of neurosurgeons at Brown University successfully implanted a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) in a paralyzed patient. The BCI allowed the patient to control a computer cursor using only their thoughts.

  6. Development of Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) (1990s): Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is a specialized imaging technique that allows neurosurgeons to perform real-time imaging during brain surgery. The development of iMRI has greatly improved the accuracy and safety of brain surgery.

  7. Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease (2012): In 2012, a team of neurosurgeons at the University of California, San Francisco, used gene therapy to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a small group of patients. The treatment involved implanting a virus in the brain that delivered a gene that produces dopamine.

  8. Robotic Surgery (2000s): Robotic surgery is a technique that involves the use of robots to perform surgical procedures. In neurosurgery, robots are used to perform delicate procedures with greater accuracy and precision.

  9. Endovascular Treatment for Stroke (2010s): Endovascular treatment is a minimally invasive technique that involves using a catheter to access the brain and remove blood clots that cause stroke. This technique has greatly improved outcomes for patients with acute stroke.

  10. Development of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (1990s): Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-invasive technique that uses focused radiation to treat brain tumors and other conditions. The development of SRS has greatly improved outcomes for patients with brain tumors and other neurological conditions.

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