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Dr. Härtl Uses Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Repair Herniated Disc

Weill Cornell Medicine - adipose derived stem cells ready for injection

Dr. Roger Härtl, director of spinal surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center and director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, recently performed an innovative procedure to repair a herniated disc using the patient’s own extracted and purified adipose (fat) tissue. The procedure, which took advantage of the high concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) present in adipose tissue, has enormous potential for repairing herniated and degenerated discs.

Introducing “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery”

From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurosurgery

We are very happy to announce the first installment of “From the Annals of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery” has been published in the October 2017 issue of World Neurosurgery.

Lyonhearted Foundation Funds New DIPG Project

Jason Lyon, Lyonhearted Foundation

Thanks to a gift from the Lyonhearted Foundation of southern California, Dr. Mark Souweidane and Dr. Uday Maachani will initiate a new research project in the Children’s Brain Tumor Project laboratory. The team expects the new investigation to validate the use of cell-free tumor  DNA (cf-DNA) as a biomarker of the disease burden in children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Dr. Schwartz Publishes Book on Transsphenoidal Surgery

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

The new text focuses on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary and other sellar and parasellar tumors.

Dr. Richard Fraser Dies at 79

Dr Richard Fraser

We were saddened to learn of the passing of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Fraser, 79, on September 14. He was a warm and compassionate physician and colleague, and he will be missed.