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CMC Expands Services to Include Neurosurgery

Catholic Medical Center announces the expansion of their services to include comprehensive neurosurgery.

“We are a recognized leader in NH for offering patients the highest quality of care and technical expertise in the region.  To continue to deliver on that promise, we have expanded our services to include comprehensive neurosurgery,” said Dr. Joseph Pepe, President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center.  “We are also pleased to be working with Dr. Neal Luther and Dr. Ross Jenkins of The New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute. They are both extremely accomplished neurosurgeons and enable us to extend that level of expertise to our patients.”

Comprehensive Neurosurgery includes the diagnosis, treatment and surgery of both the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, not all hospitals are able to offer this level of expertise, specifically when it involves the brain or spinal cord.  In hospitals that do not offer comprehensive neurosurgery, a stroke patient, for example; may be transferred out of that hospital to one with these capabilities within their hospital.  By offering this level of expertise within our organization, we are able to provide patients with the highest level of care right here in their community.  And with stroke as the leading cause of disability in the U.S. we believe this type of education and awareness is important for patients to understand.

About Dr. Luther
Dr. Neal Luther’s expertise includes surgical and minimally-invasive radiosurgical treatment of the brain and spine tumors and functional disorder including trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson’s Disease and tremor.  He also specializes in minimally-invasive treatment for degenerative spinal disease and the management of chronic pain.

Dr. Luther is an academically accomplished neurosurgeon dedicated to the highest quality and most current standard of care for his patients. He has written over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific meeting abstracts, and book chapters. He played an integral role in the development of a first-of-its-kind phase I clinical trial at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the New York Presbyterian hospital using stereotactic-guided catheters to directly infuse therapy for incurable brain tumors in children. He also has served as a neurosurgical consultant in concussion research with the New York Giants football team, and has had a significant concussion research study approved by the National Football League and won an award for this work from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

About Dr. Jenkins
Dr. Jenkins graduated with a degree in Osteopathic medicine from the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent, England.  He then relocated to the  United States were he continued his education and graduated from Yale University of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.  Dr. Jenkins completed his neurosurgery residence and served as chief resident at Rhode Island Hospital and through the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has done research in the Neurological recovery from spinal cord injury and in endovascular treatment of carotid artery aneurysms. 

Dr. Jenkins has been practicing Neurosurgery for 19 years and currently sees patients at NH NeuroSpine Institute Concord, and Bedford locations.  He is recognized by his peers as NH Magazines Top Doctor, Neurosurgery category, for the past 11 years.   He is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for his patients by utilizing the most up to date and minimally invasive techniques for both brain and spine procedures.  He is currently the regional director of the board of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and past president of the New England Neurosurgical Society.

About the NH NeuroSpine Institute
The New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute offers the most innovative and proven surgical techniques for patients suffering from chronic or acute injuries or diseases of the spine and brain. NH NeuroSpine uses a team approach of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Physical Medicine, and physical therapists to provide each patient with comprehensive, individualized care. NHNSI operates offices in Concord, Exeter and Methuen, Massachusetts.  The main facility is in Bedford.  For more go to www.nhneurospine.com


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