VCU Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery offers minimally invasive surgery options for many conditions. One such program is our minimally invasive or endoscopic program repair for craniosynostosis. This program is included in the comphrensive cranial facial services offered at VCU.
The minimally invasive or endoscopic option has gained favor in the last 15 years. The benefits include a smaller incision, less blood loss, less discomfort and swelling and a much shorter hospital stay. The cosmetic outcomes are excellent.
The minimally invasive or endoscopic procedure removes the involved fused suture through one or two smaller incisions using an endoscope, microscope or high magnification Loupes. No reshaping is done in surgery. A helmet in the postoperative period will contour the head shape. Helmets used for the minimal/endoscopic procedure will be measured about three to four days after surgery.
Current professional and academic appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery
B.S., nutrition, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Intern/resident, general surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Residency, neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
Research fellow, neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Fellowship, pediatric neurosurgery, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas
Craniosynostosis - syndromic and non-syndromic causes
Obstetrical Brachial Plexus management
Brain and spinal tumors
In-utero and post-natal management of congenital spine and cranial defects
Head and spinal cord injury
Vascular malformation to include Vein of Galen Malformations and Moya Moya Disease
Surgical management of spasticity to include baclofen pumps and dorsal rhizotomy
Endoscopic treatment of cysts, hydrocephalus and brain tumors
Stereotactic, computer guided surgery for cysts, tumors and biopsies