Dr. Shehadi’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Publication

Dr. Shehadi and nine fellow doctors published a paper in 2007 that discussed spinal surgery for patients with metastatic breast cancer to the spine. Below is the abstract for the paper. To read the full paper, click here. Read more

Dr. Shehadi’s Second Publication Discussing Metastatic Breast Disease

In 2007, Dr. Shehadi was a contributing author for a paper titled “Positive and negative prognostic variables for patients undergoing spine surgery for metastatic breast disease.” He and seven other doctors examined prognostic variables for patients who underwent metastatic breast cancer spinal surgery, and identified a few positive and negative variables. Below is the abstract and the conclusion of the study. Read more

Pituitary Tumors – Symptoms and Treatment

What are pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors are noncancerous tumors that develop in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located just below the brain behind the nasal cavity. This gland is often referred to as the “master gland” because it controls the function of many other endocrine glands. The pituitary gland secretes hormones responsible for growth, metabolism regulation, fluid balance, testosterone/estrogen regulation, sperm/egg production, and milk production after birth. Tumors can grow inside of the gland and are rather common. Read more

Dr. Shehadi’s DBM Publication

We are very excited to announce the official publication of Dr. Shehadi’s paper on demineralized bone matrix (DBM) products for spinal fusions! Please help us in congratulating Dr. Shehadi and click the link below to view the full paper. Read more

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

What is the sacroiliac joint?

The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the ilium bone of the pelvis (see diagram below). This joint is responsible for bearing upper-body weight and transmitting it to the pelvis and legs. Read more

Text Neck – A Modern ‘Epidemic’

What is next neck?

Text neck is a modern spine condition caused by looking down at a wireless device such as a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device for too long. This ailment is an increasingly common issue, and if not taken care of, could lead to lifelong neck pain. Read more

Dr. Shehadi Featured in Memorial Health Hospital’s WellAware Magazine

Memorial Health Hospital’s WellAware Winter Newsletter featured Dr. Shehadi.

“Board-Certified Neurosurgeon Joseph A. Shehadi, MD, FRCSC, FACS has joined the medical staff at Memorial Hospital and is now seeing patients in the Specialty Care Center, along with Physician Assistant Meghan Rauchenstein, MPH, MSPAS, PA-C. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brian Awareness

While many people think of March as the bridge between winter and spring, few know that it is also brain injury awareness month. It is imperative that we take precautions to prevent traumatic brain injuries, commonly called TBIs. Let’s take a look at some TBI statistics and examine how we can protect ourselves from these injuries. Read more

How To Pick The Right Spine Surgeon

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Usually, people who decide to undergo back surgery have been in pain for a long time. Maybe they have tried pain management, physical therapy, and gritting their teeth and living with the pain. Maybe the back pain originated from a work or other lifestyle injury. In any case, the goal of the surgery is to be without pain on a daily basis. Read more

What Is a Neurosurgeon?

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A neurosurgeon is a doctor who performs the diagnosis and surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. Neurosurgeons require extensive education and training. As described below, a neurosurgeon’s role is distinct from that of a neurologist. Some common complications of the central and nervous systems that a neurosurgeon treats include tumors, trauma, vascular disorders, infections and degenerative diseases. Read more