The day before Thanksgiving, Abby Stephan checked into UNC Hospital to have her pineal cyst fenestrated by Dr. Quinsey. In the months prior, she was experiencing headaches and numbness. She spoke to many different doctors before deciding that UNC was where she wished to have her procedure. She was able to tell just by speaking … Continued
Dr. Carolyn Quinsey is a pediatric neurosurgeon and adult neurosurgeon at UNC Health. She thrives in her role as an educator as both the Associate Neurosurgery Residency Program Director, and as a mentor to medical students and aspiring neurosurgeons. She is also interested in global neurosurgery and, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, traveled to Africa … Continued
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