EghtesadOnline: Director of Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) who is also one of the world’s most well-known surgeons has said Iran and the West enjoy active exchange of scientific ideas.
“We have lots of Iranian scientists who come to visit Barrow Neurological Institute, they teach us something and we teach them something else.” Dr. Robert Spetzler, said in an exclusive interview with ISNA on the sideline of the 1st International Neurovascular Surgery (NSIIM 2016) in Mashhad, Iran.
Director of BNI stated that the quality of neurosurgery is very much the same among the top places and that certainly includes Iran, according to ISNA.
Pointing to the ongoing progress in robotic surgery, said Spetlzer it is still very dependent on the human, so robotic function is becoming more and more as an assistant to the surgeon to make the surgery safer and better and clearly the robotic surgeon will be the surgeon of the future.
“The quality of NSIIM 2016 is excellent and it is one of the top rate international congress on neurovascular surgery that I have been attended” This renowned neurosurgeon also noted.
He says that I’ve always admired the Persian culture, they have a rich history and I have a lot of Iranian descendent residents who have been very productive in research and publication.
1st International Neurovascular Surgery and 24th Interim meeting of Neurosurgical Society of Iran 2016 which was hosted by Neurosurgical Society of Iran and Mashhad University of Medical Sciences held during Oct 25-27, 2016 at Pars Hotel, Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran.
Spetzler specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular neurosurgery, skull base neurosurgery and neurovascular surgery. And He has corrected more aneurysms than any other neurosurgeon in the world.
He has published more than 300 articles and 180 book chapters and has co-edited multiple neurosurgical textbooks, including The Color Atlas of Microneurosurgery (2000).