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Partnering Stanford Hospital Sinus and Spine Experts Forges New Paths to Brain


Norbert von der Groeben

Otolaryngology surgeon Jayakar Nayak, MD, PhD (left), and Stefan Mindea, MD, neurospine surgeon (right), collaborated on a very unusual procedure to reach patient Sandi Wearing’s brainstem by going through her sinuses. Here, Nayak begins a checkup on Wearing’s sinuses as Mindea follows along on a monitor.