Combining Traditional and Minimally-Invasive Strategies to Achieve Superior Results
“Cerebrovascular disease and brain tumors are life-altering events. Often occurring acutely in otherwise normally functioning individuals, these events can be quite intimidating. It is not uncommon for patients to be told that there are no options. While these problems may be complex, it is important to remember that there are always options. It is our role to help determine which of these treatment strategies may work best for you.
“It was the complexity and severity of the problems that drew me into neurosurgery. I have spent the last 10 years training in all aspects of care of complex cerebrovascular and skull base pathologies. Often times, these modalities can be used in conjunction to decrease the complexity of the problem and improve the safety and efficacy of treatment. While many doctors train on only one of these modalities, I wanted to be able to offer the largest number of options to my patients and increase safety and efficacy by combining these strategies.
“I dedicated a large portion of my life to learning and perfecting these strategies and it is a great honor for me to be able to participate in what may be the most important time for our patient’s life. I believe it is vitally important to have more than one method when taking on these types of complex problems and look forward to expanding the field even further with a multi-faceted practice.”
Dr. Bauer received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Following his neurological surgery residency, he received his MBA from the George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Bauer then proceeded to complete a fellowship in endovascular neuroradiology from the Cleveland Clinic.
Honors and Accomplishments
Striving to expand the field of neurosurgery, Dr. Bauer has held many leadership positions throughout medical school and fellowship. He has published many peer-review papers and abstracts on a variety of topics. His research interests include minimally invasive approaches for intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation, cognitive outcomes of extracranial-intracranial bypass for ischemia and development of real-time electronic dashboards for quality tracking.
Dr. Bauer is a member of the Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society, American College of Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and Council of Sate Neurosurgical Societies.