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Our staff is committed to delivering the highest level of medical and surgical care available anywhere in the world. I am proud that the faculty members we have recruited are highly trained in their respective specialty areas and are discovering and making available the very latest advances in their field.
With the extensive clinical and research expertise available at UCSD, our patients receive a multi-disciplinary approach to their problems, many of which require the combined efforts of specialists in neuroradiologyNeuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology focusing on the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck. Primary imaging modalities include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Plain radiography is utilized on a limited basis and ultrasound is used in limited circumstances, particularly in the pediatric population. Angiography is traditionally used for diagnosis of vascular abnormalities or diagnosis and characterization of masses or other lesions but is being replaced in many instances by CT or MRI angiography and imaging., neurosurgeryNeurosurgery (or Neurological Surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system, reconstructive surgery, radiation medicine, pediatrics, smell and taste testing, and rheumatologyRheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and bones.This includes many autoimmune diseases, as these conditions often cause rheumatic issues..
Our surgical oncology team is based at the newly opened Moores Cancer Center, where state of the art, multidisciplinary approaches are used for head and neck cancer patients, including access to clinical trials of new therapies. We have been fortunate to acquire the very latest image-guidance systems for stereotactic radiotherapyRadiosurgery is a medical procedure that allows non-invasive treatment of benign and malignant tumors. It is also known as stereotactic radiotherapy, (SRT) when used to target lesions in the brain, and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) when used to target lesions in the body. In addition to cancer, it has also been shown to be beneficial for the treatment of some non-cancerous conditions, including functional disorders such as arteriovenous malformations (AVM's) and trigeminal neuralgia. It operates by directing highly focused beams of ionizing radiation with high precision. and for complicated skull base surgery, surgical lasers, monitoring devices to make surgery safer and microsurgical instrumentation for the very latest in minimally-invasive surgery.
Our audiology service can provide you with accurate diagnostic testing for hearing losses and balance disorders and can dispense the latest, most advanced hearing aids suited to your needs. We have a well-established cochlear implantA cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The cochlear implant is often referred to as a bionic ear. service as well as a program for implantable hearing aids. For those of you interested in cosmetic surgery, we can offer a full range of facial rejuvenation procedures including Botox, collagen injections, rhinoplastyRhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which is usually performed by either an otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon), maxillofacial surgeon, or plastic surgeon in order to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a human nose., face lifts, eyelid lifts, brow lifts, and plastic surgery of the ear.
I hope that you will find the web site informative, and that it will help you select the most appropriate specialist for your condition. I also hope the patient information section will be helpful to you.