Fawaz Assaad

Damascus UniversitySyria

Professor Dr. Fawaz Assaad is a German Board-certified Neurosurgeon (Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany), with over 30 years’ experience in Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy. He was the former head of the Neurosurgical Department at Damascus University, former team leader for the National Plan of Development Program and Curricula for the School of Medicine in Damascus University, Syria, former dean of the Medical School at Damascus University, Syria. He has also been the former Adjunct Professor at the Lebanese American University of Beirut, Lebanon and he was the founder of the Syrian Centre for Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in collaboration with Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany. He is the senior consultant at neurosurgical departments in Germany and recently started working in research and running his own private clinic. His scientific efforts and research include: conservative and surgical spine therapy, hypophysis disease, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and conservative and surgical treatment of epilepsy.Professor Assaad has 15 published papers in international medical journals, is the author and editor of six books on neurosurgery and neuroanatomy, is supervisor of 23 postgraduate MSc theses, and has more than 65 presentations, lectures, and symposiums.

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This book is a very provocative addition to the literature on pituitary diseases, it delivers lots of stimulating work and offers rich scientific material for readers in different disciplines. The book provides a detailed update on current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques useful in the management of pituitary diseases. Microsurgical surgery, medical treatment, and radiotherapy has been used in the last decades; however, the prediction of post-medical, postsurgical treatment, and post-radiotherapy treatment is still controversial. The book contents reflect the multidisciplinary approach needed for patients with pituitary diseases with contribution from neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, neurologists, radiologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists. The book focuses on some pituitary diseases especially the most controversial subjects in the medical and surgical treatment such as dedicated surgical technique by huge pituitary adenoma, the management of celiac patients with growth failure, pituitary apoplexy, neuro ophthalmology findings in pituitary disease, and the immunohistochemical studies in pituitary adenomas, moreover there is a special chapter about transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with the da Vinci system.

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