The Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee hosted a grand opening dedication last week for its new Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute. The institute includes a clinic, education suite, anatomic research lab, and two state-of-the-art neurosurgery suites featuring first-in-the-world technology.
According to Aurora, the ANII is quickly becoming a global destination for those in need of highly complex brain procedures. Aurora spokeswoman Kristin Rabas said the ANII will perform more than 300 cranial surgeries and see thousands of patients each year.
With the ANII, patients now have access to a collaborative team of leading neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologists, neurologists, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists and health professionals specializing in speech therapy, audiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work–all in one place.
The ANII is led by Dr. Amin Kassam, a world-renowned neurosurgeon who has pioneered a number of neurosurgery techniques such as the Six Pillars Approach to brain surgery and the Expanded Endonasal Approach to brain surgery. Since his arrival at Aurora Health Care in late 2013, Kassam has been working to build the ANII.