Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thank you, Dr. Al-Mefty
Dear Dr. Al-Mefty, I can't thank you enough.
Before my dad's surgery, I didn't feel like raving about the man who was going to operate on him. I had heard he was a world-renowned expert and had been involved in developing the procedure.
All that sounded pretty good but what if something went wrong?
He successfully performed a procedure beyond my comprehension and my dad is getting better every day.
I feel like singing his praises now.
Dr. Al-Mefty, I don't yet have words to adequately express my appreciation. So, for now, I will just say thank you.
Only within the past few years have patients with extensive lesions and tumors of the brain and cranial base had the opportunity of having these growths surgically removed. In this decade, many of these skull base lesions and tumors were still considered completely inoperable.
With advances in diagnostic imaging tools, breakthroughs in anesthesiology, and refined surgical techniques, today these patients and their families have hope where once there was only the dark prospect of lingering illness and death.
In 1993, a new program was established within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, the Center for Skull Base Surgery was formed. Under the direction of world-renowned neurosurgeon Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D., the Center for Skull Base Surgery is a resource for the people of Arkansas and has drawn patients regionally, nationally and internationally.
The UAMS Center for Skull Base Surgery uses a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluate, treat and care for patients who have skull base lesions. The goal of the Center is to combine contemporary medical and surgical techniques with compassionate care for patients.