Martin E. Weinand, MD, FACS, is a professor in the Division of Neurosurgery in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and director of the Neurosurgery Residency program.
Dr. Weinand's clinical neurosurgical emphasis includes surgical management of intractable epilepsy, chronic pain, spasticity, pediatrics, and neurotrauma. Minimally invasive operations have been developed with collaborators nationwide in laser ablation of epileptic foci and peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic low back and facial pain syndromes. Nondestructive and reversible procedures for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity include spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal (spinal) drug pump implantations.
Medically intractable epilepsy
Blood-brain barrier pathophysiology
Vagal nerve stimulation
Patient selection for spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of intractable pain
Prognostic factors predictive of success in epilepsy surgery
Central nervous system pathophysiology