JUNE 5, 2007 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) M. Gazi Yasargil, M.D., was the recent special guest at the Second Hands-on Cadaver Dissection Course for Brain Fiber Dissection and Skull Base Surgery at the National Yang-Ming University Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
Yasargil, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery in UAMS’
Internationally known as “the father of neurosurgery,” Yasargil was honored as the Neurosurgeon of the Century in 1999 by the Journal of Neurosurgery. He is renowned for his revolutionary techniques of microneurosurgery and has developed precise tools for exploration of the brain, including the floating microscope with an electromagnetic mouth switch, which allows neurosurgeons to access remote areas of the segmented brain. Other instruments include Yasargil aneurysm clips, the self-retaining brain retractor and a mobile micro-mirror.
In addition to specializing in surgery for epilepsy, brain tumors, aneurysms and other areas of neurosurgery, Yasargil has written a number of books and published many articles.