January 21, 2014 at 11:45 PM
ANS adds newest team member, Dr. Yaron Moshel, known for his specialized training in skull base surgery and his approach to removing complex brain tumors in eloquent brain regions.
Morristown, NJ…Yaron A. Moshel, MD, PhD, recently joined Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS). Dr. Moshel is known in the medical community for his approach to removing brain tumors and uses technology including computer-guided navigation, awake functional brain mapping, endoscopy, and microsurgery. There are only a select few surgeons nationally who specialize in removing some of these deep-seated brain tumors.
“Many surgeons are hesitant to remove a tumor if it’s too close to eloquent brain structures that control vision, language, body movements, or other higher cognitive powers that would result in a significant loss of function,” says Dr. Moshel. “My approach is different. I map out critical structures of the brain to avoid these areas. By doing this, I am able to remove all or most of the tumor otherwise considered inoperable. This makes a huge difference in the patient’s outcome.”
Dr. Moshel is the 11th neurosurgeon on staff for the practice and joins ANS from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. With many clinical interests and his neurosurgical ability extending beyond the treatment of brain tumors, Dr. Moshel specializes in the surgical treatment of skull base, pituitary, and spine tumors using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minimally invasive endoscopy, microsurgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. He also has expertise in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and in minimally invasive treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Moshel also maintains an active clinical practice in cervical spine surgery, Chiari malformations, degenerative spine disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery.
“Dr. Moshel brings so much to the ANS practice,” says Marketing Director Tom Wood. “ANS is known for its ability to be super-specialized and Dr. Moshel adds a tremendous amount of value with his sub-specialized training in functional brain mapping and skull base surgery.”
Dr. Moshel remarked how unusual it is to see a practice set-up such as ANS. He was drawn to the organization and how it mimics what a high-level academic neurosurgical department would have in place. “ANS is able to take this ideal level of super-specialized care and make it a reality for patients.”
ANS, a neurosurgical powerhouse, is the largest private neurosurgical practice in NJ. In practice for over 50 years, ANS has paved the way for patients to receive the most groundbreaking treatments for all of their neurosurgical needs. Their sub-specialized team of surgeons allows patients to receive a comprehensive approach with expertise specific to each patient’s condition. ANS is also the leader in stroke treatment in New Jersey and leads the stroke rescue teams at the 3 major comprehensive stroke centers in the state.
Dr. Moshel has participated in thousands of cases and he prides himself on following his patients from the simplest operation to the most complex cases. “I love taking care of my patients and I remind them that every day is precious,” states Dr. Moshel. “My job is to not only help my patients live, but to help them live a functional and quality life.”
To learn more about ANS or Dr. Moshel, visit www.ansdocs.com or call 973.285.7800. If you’re suffering from back pain, the ANS Spine Center is now seeing patients. Call for an appointment to be evaluated by our in-network physicians.