Location: Mercy General Hospital, North Auditorium, 4001 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Time: 6:00PM Meet and Greet
Expert Speaker: Dr. Michael Chan
Topics: “Surgical Treatment of Chiari I Malformation”
Dr. Michael Chan, a native of San Francisco, earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Biomedical Science from Barry University, Florida. He had a successful business career running his own company, before feeling the call to medicine. Dr Chan attended the Medical College of Ohio and completed his Neurosurgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He returned to Northern California and joined Capital Neurological Surgeons in Sacramento, where he practices at Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Medical Center. He currently serves as an instructor of neurosurgery for UC Davis students as well as for students of the newly formed California Northstate University College of Medicine. He also serves as an expert medical reviewer for the Medical Board of California.
Board certified in Neurological Surgery, he has special interests in the treatment of skull base tumors and vascular lesions such as brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. He is experienced in using advanced techniques such as frameless stereotactic navigation for tumor surgery, as well as minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for the treatment of pituitary lesions. His background in skull base surgery also allows him to treat complex conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia as well as vestibular schwannoma. He also has extensive experience with surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, utilizing advanced techniques such as spinal fusion through minimal access to treat degenerative conditions, deformities, trauma and spinal tumors.
Dr. Chan believes that educating his patients and their families on their conditions promotes the partnership that helps them make the best choices in the management of their health.