Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review 2019

Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review 2019

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Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review

Oakstone Specialty Review

A wide-ranging review of neurosurgery designed to improve the care and management of patients with neurological disorders.


Discover the Latest Trends in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review covers a wide set of topics and provides you with the most relevant information on core concepts. Led by Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS, it sheds light on the latest trends and best practices to provide enhanced care to patients. It will help you to better:

  • Evaluate and apply the latest neurosurgical treatments
  • Outline the best practices in management of vascular disorders
  • Define the latest techniques in functional neurosurgery
  • Apply best surgical techniques for the spine, brain and spinal tumors, and nerve injury

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Neurosurgery – A Comprehensive Review provides a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits  and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.



  • Vascular

    • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke - Henrikas Vaitkevicius, MD
    • Intracranial Aneurysms - Rose Du, MD, PhD
    • Vascular Malformations and Moyamoya Disease - Gary K. Steinberg, MD, PhD
    • Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Dr.h.c. (Hon), FAANS
    • Endovascular Considerations in Vascular Disease - Alan S. Boulos, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Head Injury/Craniocerebral Trauma

    • Closed Head Injury/Concussion and Head Injury in Sports - Mark R. Proctor, MD
    • Skull and Facial Fractures/Paranasal Sinus and Skull Base Trauma - Rocco Anthony Armonda, MD, FACS (Col. [Ret.], MC, UCS)
    • Subdural Hematoma - Maya Babu, MD
    • Decompressive Craniectomy - Jamie S. Ullman, MD, FACS, FAANS

  • Spinal Surgery

    • Cervical Spine Trauma - John H. Chi, MD, MPH
    • Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
    • Disc Herniations: Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc
    • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Adam S. Kanter, MD
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
    • Hydromyelia/Syringomyelia - Charles A. Sansur, MD, MHSc

  • Peripheral Nerves

    • Acute Nerve Injury and Repair - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
    • Peripheral Nerve Tumors - Robert J. Spinner, MD
    • Brachial Plexus Lesions - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
    • Compression Neuropathy - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
    • Nerve Transfers for Shoulder and Elbow - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
    • Nerve Transfers for the Hand - Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

  • Brain Tumors

    • Metastatic Brain Tumors - Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD
    • Malignant Gliomas - Charles S. Cobbs, MD
    • Meningiomas - Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS
    • Low Grade Gliomas - Nader Sanai, MD, FAANS, FACS
    • Pineal Region Tumors - Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS
    • Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood - Tord D. Alden, MD
    • Vestibular Schwannoma - Michael J. Link, MD
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumors, Arteriovenous Malformations, and Trigeminal Neuralgia - Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD, FACS

  • Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

    • Metastatic Tumors of the Spine - Michael W. Groff, MD
    • Spinal Cord Tumor Management - Paul C. McCormick, MD, MPH

  • Skull Base Lesion

    • Meningiomas of the Skull Base and Other Skull Base Tumors - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS
    • Skull Base Surgical Approaches - Ian F. Dunn, MD, FAANS

  • Pituitary Tumors and Craniopharyngiomas

    • Non-Functioning and Functioning Pituitary Tumors - Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
    • The Evolution and Development of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery - Edward R. Laws, MD, FACS
    • Craniopharyngiomas - R. Michael Scott, MD

  • Hydrocephalus/Cysts/Infection

    • Hydrocephalus and Congenital Cysts - Tord D. Alden, MD

  • Functional Neurosurgery

    • Functional Neurosurgery - Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC

  • Special Topics

    • Neurofibromatosis and von Hippel-Lindau Disease - Ashok R. Asthagiri, MD
    • Coma and Brain Death - Allan H. Ropper, MD
    • Anticoagulation, Reversal, and Hemostasis in Neurosurgery - Christopher M. Loftus, MD, Drhc, FAANS



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Updated for Re-release: January 15, 2019
Date of Original Release: June 15, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: January 15, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 35.75

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most current neurosurgical techniques available in order to treat patients with neurosurgical problems
  • Analyze recent literature and data regarding clinical trials relevant to the practice of neurosurgery
  • Describe best practices in the management of patients requiring surgery for vascular disorders
  • Explain the latest techniques used in functional neurosurgery
  • Differentiate among the techniques used for spine surgery
  • Discuss the most appropriate procedures for the management of brain tumors and spinal tumors
  • Identify the most optimal methods for nerve injury and tumors
  • Assess the best neurosurgical treatment plans for pituitary disorders
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of skull base surgical approaches
  • Identify best practices for the management of subdural hematoma

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for Neurosurgeons in practice, Neurosurgery Fellows, Residents, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in Neurosurgery.