Dr. Arno Fried Discusses Pediatric Neurosurgery on WCTC’s “Sound Advice”

Arno-FriedDr. Arno Fried, renowned pediatric and adult neurosurgeon, was featured in a compelling hour of information and insights on WCTC 1450 AM’s “Sound Advice.” Some of the highlights of his appearance included the following commentary:

  • Neurosurgery is among the most complex of surgeries, with 7 years of post-graduate study following by further specialty training, such as Dr. Fried’s own in pediatrics.
  • The first call in was from Melody, mom of patient Haley. “Dr. Fried saved my daughter’s life,” she said, and to Dr. Fried himself, “I thank you for being who you are.”
  • A breakdown of the main childhood neurosurgery conditions, including hydrocephalus, craniofacial disorders and brain tumors.
  • There have been great advances in childhood cancer, including the fact that 40 years ago, there was only a 10% cure rate for medulablastoma. Today, that figure is 80%.
  • Concussions-the key is identification of concussions; rest/recovery of the brain; the best way to avoid them.
  • Epilepsy-Dr. Fried and ANA brought epilepsy surgery to NJ. This surgery can be curative for the right candidate.
  • Dr. Fried believes the major frontiers of neuroscience will be degenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. ANA currently treats a type of degenerative disease in adults, normal pressure hydrocephalus.
  • “Whenever we are dealing with children and families, we have to treat them as our own… We are a family to our patients and among ourselves.”
  • In neurosurgery, “The future is now; and hope is available now.”

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