CAROLINA NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE
Director: Takanori Fukushima, M.D.,
| Professional History and
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.
Fukushima is currently consulting Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical
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
- One of the World's largest experience in Skull Base
- Originator of "Keyhole" Microsurgery & Target
- Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Techniques
- Developed the first flexible neuroendoscope, in
- 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
- 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
- Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery - 2000 cases.
- Keyhole Surgery to cure Hemifacial Spasm, Trigeminal
Neuralgia, and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia over 5500 operated cases with
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