This year has brought many unseen challenges for health care providers around the world. Despite the many challenges, our department has adapted to the changes by implementing temporary changes to keep patients and our faculty safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. In December, Dr. Nelson Oyesiku was selected as the new Chair for the Department of … Continued
The UNC Virtual Spina Bifida Family Conference is a month away, and the UNC Pediatric Neurosurgery is looking forward to safely connecting with spina bifida patients and family members during this virtual event. Event registration is FREE and our conference is open to individuals of all ages with spina bifida, as well as family … Continued
Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carolyn Quinsey wrote her first children’s book to help pediatric patients who are undergoing brain surgery. Click to download your free copy of Amelia’s Special Day in Brain Surgery.
Telemedicine has not been a method of health care delivery widely used in surgical subspecialties. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused all health care providers to rethink care and transition non emergent patients to virtual appointments when possible. At the beginning of the pandemic, neurosurgery resident Dr. Randaline Barnett and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Carolyn Quinsey … Continued
As we finish up another week of social distancing and staying at home, it may feel like the days are blurring together. Here are 12 activities that you can work into your daily routine and the positive effects that each one has on the brain: Get some exercise. There are thousands of FREE workouts online … Continued
Patient safety is our top priority during the coronavirus pandemic. We want to continue to provide care to our neurosurgery patients and support to the emergency department while also keeping our neurosurgery care team safe. To ensure the safety of our patients and the neurosurgery department, we have set up a daily rounding team made … Continued
With the coronavirus pandemic causing mandatory quarantines, social distancing, and business and school closures, many parents feel overwhelmed with the task of having to work from home and homeschool their children. If you are worried about how to entertain your children while they are stuck indoors, we have some great brain stimulating activities that … Continued