At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, you have access to neurosurgeons with profound experience and expertise. Our team is known for performing novel endoscopic brain and spine surgery techniques pioneered by AHN’s own neurosurgeon, Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD.
AHN’s brain and spine surgeons use these less invasive techniques to provide life-changing relief to patients affected by the debilitating symptoms of many neurological conditions. Experience our world-class care for yourself at AHN’s Neuroscience Institute.
In endoscopic brain and spine surgeries, a surgeon makes a small incision – instead of the large incision usually required for traditional surgeries. The surgeon inserts a small tube called an endoscope that has a lens or camera on its tip. The scope is connected to a high-definition monitor that provides the surgeon with a detailed view of the area, leading to a more precise, effective surgery. Learn more about neuroendoscopy.
Dr. Jho is a professor and chairman of the department of neuroendoscopy and the director of the Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He has been a member of AHN’s expert neurosurgical team since 2001.
Despite advances in brain and spine surgery, the risks are still significant. Dr. Jho and his team at the Institute focus on developing neurosurgical techniques to make these surgeries more effective while minimizing the risks and reducing the length of recovery.
Dr. Jho earned his medical doctorate degree at Chonnam University Medical School in South Korea in 1971. During his career, he has earned his expertise in neurobiochemistry and neurosurgery and made significant contributions to advance endoscopic techniques in the field. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and has published hundreds of articles, abstracts, and book chapters on his invaluable work. Learn more about Hae-Dong Jho, MD, PhD.
When you come to AHN for minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, you benefit from these innovative techniques. They produce similar, and often better, results compared to conventional (open) surgery – with a fraction of the risk and recovery time.
Dr. Jho’s neuroendoscopic advances have been instrumental in the development of new, less invasive ways to treat a wide range of brain and spinal diseases.
Dr. Jho helped pioneer several innovative endoscopic surgical techniques that help preserve spinal structures and function. Using his approach, we can effectively treat many patients with cervical disk herniation, cervical stenosis, thoracic disc herniation, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar stenosis, spinal cord tumors, and other types of complex spine disease – and do so with fewer risks. Patients often recover quickly using this less invasive approach and have less discomfort and a shorter hospital stay. Learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Jho also helped develop intricate minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of brain conditions using tools similar to those used in endoscopic spine surgery. These innovations lead to fewer risks for patients during surgery and less scarring afterward.
Dr. Jho’s endoscopic brain surgery advances include:
To contact the Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, call (412) 359-6110.
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