The Ultimate “Think Tank”

We’re back for season two and this time, trying to wrap our brains around neurosurgery with Alex Spiotta, M.D., the division director of neuroendovascular surgery at MUSC.

Leader of the ultimate “think tank,” Dr. Spiotta leads the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry (STAR). A global collection of collaborating neurosurgeons, STAR allows doctors to call a colleague from anywhere around the world on their phone or iPad and virtually join the operating room in high definition. Like a “Facetime” call, doctors are able to see and hear what’s going on in the operating room, including the doctors’ hands actively performing brain surgery. Listen in as we discuss technology that will blow your mind!