Neurosurgery Information Needed
A. J. Annala
annala at neuro.usc.edu
Fri Aug 30 00:32:52 EST 1991
In article <uwm.edu> nora at csd4.csd.uwm.edu (Nora Nizam Khammash) writes:
>A psychiatric patient, diagnosed as having an "Obsessive Compulsive
>Disorder", was advised to have a Modified Leukotomy or Tractotomy operation
>performed on him after all other psychiatric treatments failed.
In my opinion, treatment of a behavioral disorder by psychosurgery in the
absence of a demonstrated organic disease process is barbaric. Without an
absolutely solid agreement of several independent practicioners on surgery
as the only practical alternative I would not agree to such a procedure.
I would get a second opinion on the indications for surgery from: Dr. Sanford
J. Larson, M.D., Program Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Milwaukee
County Medical Complex, 8700 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226 --or-- any
other surgeon certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
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