May 29, 2020
As National Stroke Awareness Month comes to a close, we encourage all of our patients, friends, and families to reflect on their daily routine and look for ways to reduce their risk for stroke. Adjusting diet, increasing physical activity, and learning how to monitor blood pressure are three small changes that you can make today. […]
May 27, 2020
In a news release recently published by UT Health, Drs. Lee Birnbaum and Justin Mascitelli explored the potential impact that coronavirus anxiety might be having on hospital stroke admissions.The doctors assured readers that medical personnel at all care levels are equipped with strict infection control protocols, so there is no reason to delay seeking treatment. […]
May 20, 2020
For several years, the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at UT Health have been working with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) to create an organized stroke care system. One important milestone within that process has been the recent implementation of pre-hospital stroke triage in Bexar County. By evaluating people with certain symptoms and […]
May 18, 2020
We are excited to announce that the UT Health Department of Neurosurgery will be joining a multicenter stroke repository headed by the Medical University of South Carolina. The Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry (STAR) will track the treatment of stroke and aneurysm across the globe with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes by creating […]
May 14, 2020
During these troubling times, the companionship of pets can be a source of great comfort and stress relief. This week, team members from the Department of Neurosurgery expressed appreciation for their furry (and not-so-furry) friends by sharing these photos with us. We hope they make you smile.
May 12, 2020
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so now is the perfect time to review the common warning signs of stroke so that you’ll be able to act F.A.S.T during an emergency. Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or feel numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the smile uneven? Arm Weakness: […]
May 10, 2020
To all of our patient families and staff families, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day! We hope you are able celebrate the special day that you deserve.
May 6, 2020
Trying to maintain social distancing guidelines can be difficult. Thankfully, Mother Nature is the one person you can still visit any time of the day! While working from home this week, team members from the Department of Neurosurgery decided to enjoy the outdoors together. If you get a chance to do the same, snap a […]
April 3, 2020
Naomi Sayre, Ph.D., was interviewed for the Pipette Gazette’s Faculty Spotlight article series. Dr. Sayre is an assistant professor of research for the Department of Neurosurgery who is primarily interested in investigating the brain’s ability to recover after stroke or traumatic injury. You can read her interview and watch the accompanying video here.
February 7, 2020
Michael T. Lawton, M.D., visited the Department of Neurosurgery to speak during grand rounds and provide his guidance regarding faculty and resident case presentations. Dr. Lawton is president and CEO of the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, Arizona, and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at BNI. He is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon with […]