Thrombectomy Center opens in St. Peters

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital has opened its Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, a first in our region. Washington University neurosurgeons and colleagues in neurology and neuroradiology are prepared, with the latest technology, to offer emergent endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke at this conveniently located community-based center. The facility has an on-call neurovascular and neuro-interventional team that is […]

Clinical trial focused on restoring arm, hand function after spinal cord injury

Chad Pritts with his wife Melissa, son Chase, and daughter Brooklyn.

After being thrown from an ATV, Chad Pritts cushioned his son’s fall, preventing major injuries for his five-year-old. Pritts, however, wasn’t so fortunate. The father of two was left paralyzed from the chest down, unable to do things he used to take for granted: bathing, eating, dressing, and helping, even playing, with his children.   He […]

New Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center

New Brain Tumor Center at Siteman Cancer Center

With more than 100 scientists and clinicians dedicated to benign and malignant tumors, the Brain Tumor Center is focused on developing the most innovative and effective therapies to treat brain tumors. The Center’s multidisciplinary approach has already led to several ground-breaking clinical trials, offered at Siteman Cancer Center, including immunotherapy, genomics-based precision medicine, and laser […]

Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery ranked #7 in 2019-2020 U.S. News rankings

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Department of Neurosurgery congratulates St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine on its U.S. News & World Report ranking as among the nation’s best in its 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery were ranked #7. The 2019 survey considered data submitted by 191 pediatric hospitals. Of those, only 24 ranked […]

Compassionate care for pediatric neurosurgery patients at the #6 ranked program in the U.S.

Families from around the world bring their children to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for complex and serious neurological conditions that require surgery. They come to Children’s Hospital because the neurosurgeons are world renowned for their expertise, and that high level of care is reflected in the program’s #6 ranking by US News & World Report. What […]

12-year-old has amazing survival story after brain hemorrhage

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Twelve-year-old Jackson Scharf sustained a devastating hemorrhage in his cerebellum, the lowest portion of the brain towards the back of the skull.  He had an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and was saved by the efforts of David Limbrick, MD, chief of pediatric neurosurgery, and the neurosurgical team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. See Fox2 news story.

Washington University neurosurgeons perform first navigated robotic-assisted spine surgery in Missouri

Washington University spinal neurosurgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital performed the first navigated robotic-assisted minimally-invasive spine surgery in Missouri on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Wilson Zachary Ray, MD, and Ammar H. Hawasli, MD, PhD, used the technique for a spinal fusion procedure on a 79-year-old patient from St. Louis. The operation took less than 2 hours, and […]