There is a small, but disgruntled and vocal contingent of the world that hates the overwhelming influence technology has over our lives, but its complaints are being further drowned by the prodigious strides that scientists, tech moguls and entrepreneurs have made for mankind. The so-called “simpler times” are far beyond our reach, and while waxing nostalgic does nothing to advance civilization, maybe the grievances lodged by these naysayers have some merit.
Ripul Panchal, D.O.’05, FACOS, FACS, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever in the field of medicine as a neurosurgeon at the American Neurospine Institute PLLC, which has two locations in North Texas. Fellowship-trained and board-certified, Panchal is an expert at managing spinal disorder. Before he moved to Texas, he served as the director of the spine fellowship program and an assistant professor in the department of neurological surgery at the University of California Davis School of Medicine for five years.
Sacramento, Calif.-based Ripul R. Panchal, DO, spoke on his hospital’s latest advancements in spine surgery, according to MD.
When patients need delicate spinal procedures finding the newest technologies and techniques can help not only in the operating room but also following discharge.
Ripul R. Panchal, DO discussed work his institution is doing in this field and what it can mean for the future of patient care. Panchal said with the development of new cages and implants patients are able to reduce their hospital stays after surgery and get out of bed sooner while they are in the hospital.
Beneath their tools are the tissues which determine who a person is: their personality, memory, talents, sense of humor and compassion.
To that end, neurosurgeons can see themselves as doctors of the soul.
Welcome to their world, where tiny cuts are critical and the success or failure won’t be known until the patient awakens from the anesthetic.