Since the brain and spinal cord are connected, Dr. Ramin Rak specializes in micro-neurosurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Ramin Rak became a clinical neurosurgery fellow, cerbrovascular and skull base surgery under the direction of Dr. Sekhar at North Sore-LIJ. Upon finishing this program, Dr. Ramin Rak went to Albuquerque, New Mexico to serves as the Chief Neurosurgery Resident, Department of Neurosurgery and a lecturer of neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ramin Rak also established the Brain and Spinal Cord Foundation with Dr. Sekhar in Northern Virginina.
Dr. Ramin Rak specializes in all complex spine surgery, which includes and is not limited to:
Brain and Spinal Traumas: Dr. Ramin Rak serves on the Neurological Surgery, P.C.’s trauma team. As a member of the team, Dr. Ramin Rak treats traumatic injuries to the brain, called intracranial injury, or head injury. These injuries occur when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. Traumatic Brain Injury is a consequence of closed head injury or acquired brain injury.
Non-Traumatic Brain Injury (stroke, meningitis, anoxia): occurs when parts of the brain are damaged, which includes cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, and brain stem. Traumatic Brain Injuries can be focal, only in one area of the brain, or diffuse, containing more than one area of the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can be a result of a host of physical, cognitive, emotional and social effects.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal Cord Injuries cause damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain. Spinal Cord Injury also damages grey matter in the central part of the spinal cord, which can cause segmental losses of interneurons and motor neurons. The true symptoms of spinal cord injury depend on the location of the injury. Dr. Ramin Rak knows the symptoms associated with each level of injury of the spinal cord, so he can predict what parts of the body might be affected by paralysis and loss of function. This allows him to treat problems at the source.