Moderator: Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS, Cincinnati, OH
Co-Moderator: L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Philadelphia, PA

Injury to cranial and peripheral nerves can occur during surgery to the head, neck, and spine. Avoiding and also managing these complications is important to improving patient care. This session will focus on discussing the general characteristics of nerve injury during neurosurgical procedures. Specific management algorithms will then be discussed with regards to managing iatrogenic injuries during cervical spine surgery, carotid surgery, and skull base surgery.

Presentations and Speakers

Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries by the Numbers
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FACS

What Do You Tell the Patient and Families?
L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries during Surgery of the Neck
Eric Zager, MD

Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries of the Upper Extremity
Jonathan Isaacs, MD

Iatrogenic Nerve Injuries in Abdominopelvic Surgery
Milan Stevanovic, MD

The Future of Nerve Injury Repair
Gregory Dumanian, MD