Videos

Videos

XLIF Procedure: Part 3, Key Points from Staff
June 1, 2014 -- Clinical staff from the Minimally Invasive Spine Program at UPMC Presbyterian explain what to expect during and after the XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) spine procedure. Learn more>
XLIF Procedure: Part 4, Patient Testimonials
June 1, 2014 -- Patients talk about their experience with the XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) spine procedure and how the procedure has affected their lives. Learn more>
XLIF Procedure: Part 5, Conclusion
June 1, 2014 -- Adam Kanter, MD, director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Program at UPMC Presbyterian, offers concluding remarks on the XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) spine procedure. Learn more>
Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Story: Karen Larson
May 28, 2014 -- Karen Larson, an essential tremor patient, talks about how deep brain stimulation at the University of Pittsburgh with R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD, improved the quality of her life. Learn more>
Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion Surgery
April 15, 2014 -- Adam S. Kanter, MD, discusses the benefits of minimally invasive spine fusion surgery. Learn more>
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Stenosis
April 15, 2014 -- Adam S. Kanter, MD, explains how stenosis can be treated minimally invasively. Learn more>
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Scoliosis
April 15, 2014 -- Adam S. Kanter, MD, explains how scoliosis can be treated minimally invasively. Learn more>
Meet Heather: Brain Hemorrhage Patient
April 7, 2014 -- Heather had a brain hemorrhage so deep in her brain, surgery could have caused in permanent paralysis. UPMC's brain mapping technology helped guide the surgery successfully. Learn more>
Toni Pais Discusses Deep Brain Stimulation
March 17, 2014 -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette video shows Parkinson's diseases patient talking about how deep brain stimulation has improved the quality of his life. Learn more>
Radiocirugía de Columna Vertebral: Una Solución Alternativa
March 15, 2014 -- El experto en radiocirugía de columna de UPMC, Peter Gerszten, MD, y la asociada médica Jessica Hockley, explican los beneficios de los tratamientos no invasivos de radiocirugía... Learn more>
Epilepsy Focus Mapping in the Pediatric Population
March 7, 2014 -- In approximately 15 percent of epilepsy cases, additional information is required beyond standard MRI and PET imaging to help identify the precise source of seizures. In these cases... Learn more>
Microvascular Decompression in the Treatment of Cranial Nerve Disorders
March 7, 2014 -- Patients with trigeminal disorders are often afflicted with neuralgia and hemifacial spasms. In the past, physicians have struggled to diagnose and treat these conditions. But... Learn more>
Surgical Treatment of Moyamoya in the Pediatric Population
March 7, 2014 -- Stephanie Greene, MD, explains how surgical intervention is the only viable treatment to effectively halt neurological decline associated with moyamoya. Learn more>
Pituitary Adenoma Tumors and the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
February 15, 2014 -- UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery co-director Paul A. Gardner, MD, explains pituitary adenoma tumors and the experience his multidisciplinary team has in treating the tumor... Learn more>
Craniopharyngioma Tumors and the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
February 15, 2014 -- UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery co-director Paul A. Gardner, MD, explains craniopharyngioma tumors and the experience his multidisciplinary team has in treating the... Learn more>
Chordoma Tumors and the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
February 15, 2014 -- UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery co-director Paul A. Gardner, MD, explains chordoma tumors and the experience his multidisciplinary team has in treating the tumor with... Learn more>
The Ironman Triathlon: A Metaphor for Neurosurgery
January 29, 2014 -- Joseph C. Maroon, MD, talks about his experience training for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and how that experience relates to his experience in training to be a neurosurgeon in a... Learn more>
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
January 29, 2014 -- L. Dade Lunsford explains trigeminal neuralgia and the advantages of using the Gamma Knife, a non-invasive one-day procedure, for treatment. Learn more>
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuroma
January 29, 2014 -- L. Dade Lunsford, MD, explains acoustic neuromas and the advantages of using the Gamma Knife, a non-invasive one-day procedure, for treatment. Learn more>
Glycerol Rhizotomy Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
January 29, 2014 -- L. Dade Lunsford, MD, explains trigeminal neuralgia and the advantages of using glycerol rhizotomy, a rapid action procedure, for treatment. Learn more>