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Easter Miracle: Young Norwegian Woman Travels to Phoenix for “Impossible” Spine Surgery, Makes Remarkable Recovery

Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have successfully removed a rare and complex spinal lesion from a 26-year-old woman from Norway, eliminating her prognosis of becoming a permanent paraplegic.




Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Salutes Celebrity Fight Night with Dramatic Expansion

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is unveiling an extensive expansion that doctors say will help thousands more patients receive care.




Dr. Robert Spetzler Pictured on the Cover of Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Edition

Ranked by local publication as the best neurosurgeon in the Phoenix area.

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The New England Journal of Medicine Showcases Work of Barrow Physician

A recent edition of the highly prestigious New England Journal of Medicine includes two groundbreaking research papers by two physicians from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.




Rare Spinal Surgery Gives MLB Player a Miracle and a Second Chance to Return to Baseball

A Cleveland Indians first baseman has arrived in the Valley for spring training after making a remarkable recovery following a debilitating spine injury that nearly shattered his career and left him faced with a risk of complete paralysis.




Barrow Opens Groundbreaking ALS Center

Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center today announced the opening of a new groundbreaking center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and medical treatment for one of the world’s most devastating and debilitating diseases - ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.




Arizona Man Seizure-Free after Undergoing New Laser Surgery to Remove Rare Brain Tumor Causing Seizures

A 29-year-old Arizona man who suffered nearly 250 seizures a month from a rare brain tumor is now seizure-free after undergoing a new type of laser brain surgery at Barrow Neurological Institute.



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