Our Neuroanesthesiologists provide anesthesia care for a comprehensive spectrum of neurosurgical cases.
About 4,500 patients undergo neurosurgical procedures each year at UF Health Shands.
Surgeries span the spectrum of:
- Brain tumors (adult tumors, stereotactic biopsies, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors)
- Epilepsy surgery
- Neurovascular surgery (aneurysm clipping, arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, extracranial-intracranial bypass operation)
- Movement disorder surgery
- Cerebral Aneurysm
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Pediatric Neurosurgery (Chiari Malformation, Craniosynostosis), Spina bifida, (Scoliosis)
- Endovascular Neurosurgery (aneurysm coiling, arteriovenous malformations), treatment of vasospasm, stenting procedures, stroke
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Complex Spine Surgery
- Pediatric Brain and spinal cord tumors
Evoked Potential Technicians
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) or intraoperative neuromonitoring is the use of electrophysiological methods such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), transcrainial motor evoked potentials (TcMEP) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) to monitor the functional integrity of certain neural structures (e.g., nerves, spinal cord and neural pathways) during surgery.
The purpose of IONM is to reduce the risk to the patient from intraoperative damage to the nervous system, and/or to provide functional guidance to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Neurosurgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic spine and ENT, are the most common places to utilize intraoperative neuromonitoring.
- William Kretzman, OR EP Tech
- Rhonda Clark, EEG Technical Specialist
- Linda Moss, OR EP Tech