Brain Videos

Stephanie was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm while she and her husband were stationed in Germany. Followed and treated for the aneurysm for years, she finally met Dr. Ali Luqman who used a distal approach through her arm into the aneurysm to prevent its growth.

Kevin K.
A very large pituitary macroadenoma tumor pressing on the optic and sinus areas and his brain stem caused Kevin to pass out and experience memory loss. After visits to several doctors, Kevin was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Jacob who performed a nasal endoscopic surgery to remove the tumor.

Stephen M.
Double vision was the first sign something was very wrong. Stephen was diagnosed with a clival chordoma, an aggressive malignant brain tumor. Kim, his wife, asked her colleagues, and everyone recommended Dr. Jeffrey Jacob. He used a nasal endoscopic approach to remove the tumor so Stephen could see his future.

Valerie F.
When Valerie learned she had a meningioma sitting on the olfactory groove of her brain, a craniotomy to remove the benign tumor was recommended. That's when she began her search for a second opinion that led her to Dr. Jeffrey Jacob. He explained a nasal endoscopic approach was best in her case. Dr. Jacob partnered with Dr. Adam Folbe, a nasal endoscopic skull base surgeon, at the Michigan Sinus and Skull Base Center, to create the opening through the sinus. Dr. Jacob then removed the tumor through her nose.

LaMonta B.
Enjoying lunch with his friends at school, LaMonta began drooling and had a severe headache. His friends recognized he was having a stroke—at 17 years old! Everything aligned to save LaMonta's life that day. Dr. Holly Gilmer was already in the OR and did immediate surgery. Meet this 17 year-old who wanted to be a surgeon even before his own medical experience!

Maureen W. 
Maureen's shooting facial pain was unbearable, Trigeminal Neuralgia was the cause.... She found Dr. Jeffrey Jacob to conduct the surgery. She has not had any pain since the surgery.

Stefan K.
When Stefan was a teen, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told surgery wasn't necessary. Years later he experienced blurry vision in his right eye. The diagnosis was trigeminal schwannoma, a tumor at the base of his brain. Dr. Jeffrey Jacob and Dr. Seilesh Babu of the Michigan Ear Institute worked together to treat Stefan's schwannoma.  Stefan recommends two Facebook groups that helped him:  1) A facebook group called Brain Tumor Talk and 2) Schwannoma's of the head/neck.

Kevin C. 
A renown concert pianist's career could have come to an end due to a diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma. Kevin put his trust in partners Dr. Jeffrey Jacob and Dr. Seilesh Babu who made sure that didn't happen using skull base surgery.

Debra S.
Debra met Dr. Fredrick Junn in the Emergency room. Diagnosed with a brain tumor, surgery was immediate. Debra shares her experience.

Sean C. 
When Sean was diagnosed with a very large and complex tumor at the base of his skull, his doctor suggested a visit to Dr. Jeffrey Jacob at Michigan Head & Spine Institute. As partners in Sean's surgery Dr. Seilesh Babu and Dr. Jeffrey Jacob gave Sean the opportunity to raise his children.  

Heather's Story
Heather is an RN and a busy mom. She was noticing a great deal of fatigue doing day to day functions. She had an MRI and was referred to Dr. Richard Fessler. She was diagnosed with an Unruptured Aneurysm. She had found more women in her family had Aneurysms. Dr. Richard Fessler performed an Endovascular Aneurysm Coiling. She was in the hospital for 20 hours and back home to her family!

Letitia C.
Letitia was unable to eat and many of her motor functions were showed how Parkinson's disease was taking over her body. Her family found Dr. Frederick Junn, at Michigan Head & Spine Institute. Deep Brain Stimulation gave Letitia relief from many of her symptoms and she began to thrive again.

Paul E.
For 30 years Paul struggled to work and live his life with Essential Tremor Disorder. When Dr. Richard Veyna suggested Deep Brain Stimulation. Now Paul is in charge and uses a modulator to control the tremors, which are nearly non-existent.

Suzanne H.
Suzanne was just not acting herself and found out she had a massive brain tumor. Dr. Richard Venya removed the tumor.

Duane S.
After suffering a massive headache, Duane's visit to the clinic ended up with a transfer to the ER. Scary as it was,  Dr. Richard Fessler explained how serious an Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) is and performed a life-saving procedure.

Alicia R.
For years, Alicia was unable to turn her head to look forward - her head was stuck.  Dr. Fredrick Junn recommended Deep Brain Stimulation to Alicia. Immediately after surgery, Alicia was able to move her head, now she can hold her head in the forward position without pain. 

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