Tag: Dr. Michael Brisman

Dr. Michael Brisman to Speak at Grand Rounds on 3/11

Friday, March 11th, 2016 Dr. Michael Brisman will present at Winthrop University Hospital 8 AM Pediatric Conference Room Topic: The cranial nerve vascular compression syndromes: trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman describes trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, causes, and treatments in detail. What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia sufferers experience brief, intense episodes of severe facial pain, usually described as electric shocks or stabbing pains, around the trigeminal nerve. This nerve supplies sensation from the forehead down to the chin. Typically, patients experience the…

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Dr. Michael Brisman

Stereotactic radiosurgery has revolutionized the treatment of many conditions. Stereotactic radiosurgery is highly focused so that surrounding tissue as close as several millimeters away from the target receives hardly any radiation. This is an outpatient procedure done in one to five sessions at high doses to a very small area. This is in contrast to…

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Pituitary Tumors with NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman

Pituitary tumors are quite common. As many as one quarter of the population may have tiny tumors not requiring treatment. Symptom-causing tumors and larger tumors are much less likely. Usually, pituitary tumors are benign pituitary adenomas and can almost always be treated with observation or minimally invasive techniques. The pituitary gland, or master gland, helps…

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Brain AVMs with NSPC’s Dr. Michael Brisman

What Are Brain AVMs? At NSPC, we treat many patients who have brain AVMs, usually with minimally invasive modalities.Brain AVMs, or arteriovenous malformations, are vascular abnormalities of the brain. When brain AVMs occur, they are usually present at birth. These abnormal tangles of blood vessels usually present in early adulthood, either with bleeding or with…

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