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Director: Takanori Fukushima, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Professional History and Achievements

Takanori Fukushima, M.D., D.M.Sc., received his postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital, the Free University of Berlin, and the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Fukushima is internationally renowned for his research and clinical work in the treatment of skull base tumors, aneurysms, hemifacial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations of the brain, as well as pituitary disorders.

Dr. Fukushima is currently consulting Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Centerr.
He is an honorary professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, the University of Frankfurt and the University of Marseille.

He was formerly a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. More recently he has served as Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Allegheny Neuroscience Institute, and Director of the Center for Skull Base Surgery in Pittsburgh.

  • One of the World's largest experience in Skull Base Surgery.
  • Originator of "Keyhole" Microsurgery & Target Surgery.
  • Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Techniques since 1968.
  • Developed the first flexible neuroendoscope, in 1969.
  • Developed the Fukushima Skull Base Carotid Bypass Surgery, since 1986.
  • Inventor of a variety of Fukushima Microsurgical instruments, since 1980.
  • Specializes in pathology of Cranial Nerves, over 6000 cases.
  • Skull Base Tumors over 4500 operated cases.
  • Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery over 2800 cases.
  • Acoustic neuromas - 1800 cases, excellent Facial Nerve (98% success) and hearing preservation (70-80% success).
  • Extensive experience with C-P angle tumors, Craniopharyngiomas, Pineal, Jugular Foramen Tumors, and Direct Cavernous Sinus Surgery.
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery - 2000 cases.
  • Keyhole Surgery to cure Hemifacial Spasm, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia over 5500 operated cases with excellent results.

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