The Role of Surgical Planning for Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery


Isaac Yang, MD, Neurosurgeon at the University of California Los Angeles Health discusses the role of surgical planning for vestibular schwannoma surgery. He begins by candidly telling the story of his “fifteen years of failures” in the study of the treatment of acoustic neuroma, beginning with hearing and facial nerve function preservation. He then shares the outcomes from several studies to demonstrate these “failures” and what he learned over time about the extent of resection of these types of tumors, specifically in relation to Brainlab Adaptive Hybrid Surgery software. He ends his talk with an in depth discussion about how machine learning and big data will work to inform all types of treatments in the future.


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Thank you so much. Good afternoon. I'd like thank you for the opportunity, I think to scientific program committee and the Novalis Circle for giving me this opportunity to talk about acoustic neuromas. For my disclosures, I have a consultant role as well as a research grant from Brainlab, as well as a research grant from Stryker, and Baxter for consultants. Andrew Parsa was my mentor and my friend. And he had the saying, he said, "Isaac, don't be afraid of failure. Be afraid of succeeding at the wrong things." And if you would look at the list of my...

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