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Chicago Teen Travels to Barrow for Cavernous Malformation Surgery

A Chicago teenager traveled to Barrow Neurological Institute to undergo surgery with Dr. Michael Lawton for a cavernous malformation (sometimes referred to as a cav mal) in her brainstem. Norah Denahan, 15, was diagnosed with the…

Argentina Woman Travels to Barrow for Spinal Cavernoma Surgery

Eleven days after submitting her daughter’s medical information to Barrow neurosurgeons through the institute’s online Second Opinion Program, Teresa de Stefano of Argentina received what she called “magic words” from Dr. Michael Lawton. He believed…

Woman Recovers after Cavernous Malformation Surgery at Barrow

A Kansas City woman has made a remarkable recovery and returned home after traveling to Phoenix for a complex and risky brain surgery to remove two rare lesions. Heather Sixta, 41, and mother of three…

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Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.