Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Saeed Bajwa has been invited to the first Walter E. Dandy Neurological Society meeting on November 20-22, to speak about his 20 years’ experience of using ground-breaking machinery to treat Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. Bajwa practices at the Southern New York Neurosurgical Group, which was the first practice in New York to bring CyberKnife technology to the Southern Tier of the US. The novel equipment brings with it the ability to fight cancerous and benign tumors that may have previously been classified as inoperable. At the meeting, Dr. Bajwa discussed the myriad of benefits CyberKnife technology can bring to the medical world and the hope it offers to patients with complex conditions such as inoperable brain tumors. Treatment options using CyberKnife are non-invasive and provide high doses of radiation to the required area causing no damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
The Neurological Society meeting was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, UAE. The theme of the meeting was “Avoiding Complications in Neurosurgery” with program itinerary including complete sessions, presentations, seminars, and lectures from honorary guests and senior speakers. As the President of CyberKnife of New York since 2004, Dr. Saeed Bajwa is highly qualified to contribute his wealth of knowledge and experience. He is currently involved in clinical research on CyberKnife treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia at United Health Services, Greater Binghamton’s most comprehensive health care organization. Sufferers of Trigeminal Neuralgia experience severe facial discomfort, but Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery blocks the transmission of pain signals along the trigeminal nerve, providing relief within a few days with the ability to last for decades after treatment.
Born in Pakistan, Dr. Saeed Bajwa completed his undergraduate training in Lahore and obtained his Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery from Nishtar Medical College of the University of Punjab. He maintains close links with his hometown, donating generously to the Tameer-e-Nau Trust, which provides education for people in underprivileged communities of Pakistan, and offering hands-on medical assistance to citizens devastated by the 2005 earthquake. In 2012, Dr. Bajwa helped develop the first CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center for Pakistan at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) in Karachi, and founded two premier medical institutions – Shifa International Hospital in Islamabad and Doctors Hospital and Medical Center in Lahore. With Dr. Bajwa’s support and guidance, both institutions provide Pakistani residents with modern healthcare that is comparable to most advanced centers in the world.
Dr. Saeed Bajwa offers his time and knowledge towards hours of research outside of his direct field of expertise. He also takes part in undergraduate and post-graduate teachings in New York, where he shares his knowledge with students in the healthcare fields of study. Dr. Bajwa serves on the board of dozens of community service organizations dedicated to serving and delivering treatment for people with neurological brain and spinal injuries and is a member of numerous committees dedicated to branches of neurosurgery. He currently practices at Southern New York Neurosurgical Group, a group well equipped with the latest technology to treat brain and spine disorders.