The winter 2018 edition of AANS Neurosurgeon presents Neurosurgery’s Crystal Ball – neurosurgeons speculating on possible advancements and the effects to be had on the specialty. Read through the pages to explore theories, perspectives and insights from those who have taken the time to look ahead to future innovations.
This issue is packed with information on topics, such as big data, pain control, research, the future of spine surgery, virtual neurosurgery, augmented reality and much more.
Some highlights of the issue:
- President’s Perspective – The Future of Neurosurgery: Shaping a Workforce to Meet the Needs of Our Patients
Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
- The Beauty of My Dreams
Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS
- The Future of Neurosurgical Education Part I: Setting the Stage
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, FAHA
- Science is We: Neurosurgical Research 2030 and Beyond
Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS; E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS
- Improvements through Augmented Reality
Robert D. Ecker, MD, FAANS
- The Future of Robot-assisted Spine Surgery
Siri Sahib S. Khalsa, MD
- Future Trends in Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Daniel Orringer, MD, FAANS
- It’s Time for Neurosurgeons to Take a Crack at Obesity
Alexander Whiting, MD; Michael Y. Oh, MD, FAANS
And there is more to come in February!
- Neurosurgical Training in 25 Years
Salah G. Aoun, MD; H. Hunt Batjer, MD
- Science-functional: Cosmetic Neurosurgery, Transhumanism and the Future of Surgical Neuroenhancement Part 2
Christopher S. Graffeo, MD; Avital Perry, MD
- How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Neurosurgery
Laura Stone McGuire, MD
Gary Vanderark, MD, FAANS
- Exercise for the Surgeon: Counteracting the Effect Surgery Takes on the Surgeon
Kevin Oelschlaeger, EFTI Master Instructor, Personal Trainer
- And More
AANS Neurosurgeon presents information and analysis of modern neurosurgical practice as the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Matters pertaining to legislation, workforce issues, practice management and the effects seen in the neurosurgery specialty are covered.