The brain and nervous system are the central regulators of our body performing vital functions. Therefore, when a neurological problem occurs in the body, it is essential to pursue the most exceptional and advanced neurological treatments.
Neurological issues can affect the brain, spine, and nervous system, which can be critical and often threatening. They can include learning disabilities, brain tumors, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Attention Deficit Disorder.
As the world progresses, the introduction of advanced neurological spine treatments is taking the health landscape to new levels. Advanced Spine and Neurosurgical practitioners provide exceptional care to patients who suffer from excruciating symptoms of critical neurological conditions.
The treatment goals for spine tumors are to control pain, restore or maintain neurologic function, ensure spinal stability, improve health-related quality of life, and restrict tumor growth. With the same ambitions, Kamal Ronald Woods, born on November 8, 1979, brought advanced discoveries to neurological treatments. He was schooled at St. Vincent Grammar School in 1996. Completing his residency at Loma Linda School of Medicine, California, in 2005, Woods expanded his skillset. Exploring his expertise, he completed his minimally invasive spinal surgery fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
To diversify his knowledge, he completed his master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business in Baltimore, Maryland. Because of his diversified expertise, he became a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Woods treats many neurological conditions, including head injuries, brain bleeds, spine fractures, and brain tumors. In an interview, Woods stated, “I was initially trained in robotic surgery in 2012 while practicing in California.” He further added, “One of my dreams has been to offer such advanced spine care in the Springfield and greater Dayton markets.”
His collaboration with the Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center team has made his dream a reality. With his continuous efforts, the hospital introduced new technology, including the advanced imaging technology of Loop-X, a new mobile imaging robot, and Cirq, a new robotic arm. These tools, when combined, facilitate surgeons to perform precision intraoperative imaging of very large bone structures, like the pelvis. This technology can also narrow the radiation beam to treat very small structures, like the cervical spine.
These technological advancements have been providing many benefits when compared to traditional surgical methods. As quoted by Dr. Woods, “Minimally invasive spine surgery can be done through less than one-inch incisions. Such surgery has a lower risk of infection and less bleeding. Often no narcotics are needed after such surgery, and patients may get back to normal life faster.”
One of his biggest achievements includes pioneering Anterolateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF). This surgery is exceptional in treating ALL levels of lumbar spine misalignments. It is generally used to perform optimal lumbar lordosis and deformity correction. His accomplishments and discoveries enabled him to start a private neurosurgery practice in Dayton, Ohio, Vertae, Inc. The association provides personalized care to patients. The objective of Vertrae® is to become