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Microsurgical Mastery: Passion for Technical Excellence

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

The Evolution of the Surgeon from Novice to Master Surgeon

The technical art of neurosurgery has evolved significantly from the time the discipline was founded. Since then, we have striven to achieve technical excellence. Despite this intense drive, the definition of a technically gifted microneurosurgeon remains elusive. Is it truly an “I know it when I see it” concept? If the most extraordinary desire of our career is undefinable, how can we implement technical metrics to demonstrate our progress toward that goal? 

Passionately pursuing self-reflection and “absorbing” excellence from colleagues are critical for each surgeon’s growth and matura...