Dr. Roukoz Chamoun, MD, has recently joined the KU Neurosurgery faculty. With a wealth of neurosurgery training from the highly acclaimed program at the American University of Beirut, Baylor University and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Chamoun recently completed a fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at the University of Utah. "We are incredibly excited that Roukoz has joined our staff, bringing world-class, minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques to KU," notes KU Neurosurgery chairman, Paul Camarata.
This is the location of the pituitary gland. Pituitary tumors and other tumors at the base of the skull can be removed by these new techniques
Dr. Chamoun is trained in the most up-to-date techniques in removing difficult skull base tumors, including the minimally-invasive transnasal endoscopic approaches, in which certain brain tumors can be removed without any external incisions through the nose and nasal sinuses. With his recent training and experience at the University of Utah, Dr. Chamoun has inaugurated a course to begin training other surgeons and residents in these techniques, set to begin this winter at KU. Chamoun joins other surgeons at KU that remove brain tumors using state-of-the-art computer image-guidance, at times operating on the brain in awake patients, which is designed to minimize postoperative deficits. Camarata adds, "KU Neurosurgery can now offer the entire gamut of approaches to brain tumors, so that the people of Kansas and surrounding areas can enjoy the best neurosurgical care available anywhere."