Avilanian neurosurgeons recognized as pillars of research

Reconocen a los neurocirujanos avileños como pilares de la investigación /Foto Vielka Taño Montejo

The chapter of the Scientific Society of Neurosurgery in the province of Ciego de Avila was recently recognized for its research results, which favor human health.

In the provincial service of that clinic branch at the Teaching Hospital Roberto Rodríguez, from Morón , they face daily three of the five most common causes of death in Cuba, cerebrovascular diseases, malignant tumors and trauma from accidents.

Experts in the territory are among the first in the country to introduce neuro endoscopy and successfully implement advanced surgical treatments for the management of bleeding vascular brain diseases and intracranial aneurysms.

Dr. Ángel Jesús Lacerda Gallardo, second degree specialist in neurosurgery, said that they achieve impact on interventions to correct brain hemorrhage, malignant tumors and diseases of the spine, mainly dedicated to herniated discs.

The also president of the Section of head trauma of the Cuban Society of Neurology and Neurosurgery, explained that despite the incidence of cases with craneo encephalic trauma as result of traffic accidents, they have one of the lowest mortality rates in the nation .

Lacerda Gallardo added that these successes are achieved despite the tightening of the US blockade, which has caused instability of key inputs for surgical operations, as the screws that require column operations.

The degreed of Nursing Santiago Santos Hernández heading the room, said that with the completion of two exclusive cubicles for the care of those suffering from conditions related to the spine will further contribute to the quality of this medical referral service in Cuba.

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