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    Neurosurgeon Treats Rare Neurological Disorder

    Usually a visit to the doctor means a diagnosis and a prescribed treatment that improves or cures the patient’s problem. However, people born with a Chiari malformation are often misdiagnosed many times because their symptoms mimic other medical conditions or their doctors aren’t familiar with this rare neurological disorder ...

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    Overcoming Chronic Back Pain Through Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain that affects the quality of their lives. Some chronic pain is so debilitating that sufferers are unable to work and others are unable to engage in the routine activities of daily life. Chronic pain is also expensive, costing billions of dollars in medical treatments, lost productivity in the workplace and lost income in the workforce. According to a 2011 Institute of Medicine report, chronic pain affects more people than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined.

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    Experiencing Pain Relief with Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Residents of the Mid-Shore are experiencing relief for back, leg and neck pain due to the availability of minimally invasive spinal surgery performed at Memorial Hospital by neurosurgeon Khalid Kurtom, MD. Dr. Kurtom's focus on minimally invasive surgery is good news for patients who have suffered with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions.

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Meet Dr. Kurtom

Dr. Kurtom

Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, FACS, specializes in the performance of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain, spinal cord and pituitary tumors; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions; peripheral nerve disease, hydrocephalus and head injuries. Minimally invasive surgery is the performance of surgery through tiny incisions, usually with the aid of microscopic visualization.

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This page was last updated: January 20, 2015

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