The Roanoker - July/August 2019 - 29

A Q&A with Top Docs winner

Dr. Lisa S. Apfel

(Top Neurosurgeon)

+ What kind of conditions do
you treat and/or surgeries do
you perform?
Trauma, tumors, spontaneous
hemorrhages and degenerative
problems that affect the brain
and spine, in both children and
adults.
+ When do you recommend a
patient to consider surgery?
Elective procedures can be
considered when symptoms
correlate with imaging findings
and the symptoms are not
tolerable. In trauma, tumor and
spontaneous hemorrhage cases,
things may become more urgent
and even emergent.
+ What do you love most
about your job?
I love that Carilion is a Level
I Trauma Center serving
both pediatrics and adults. I
appreciate the opportunity to
treat patients with a wide range
of neurosurgical issues.
+ What is your advice to
aspiring neurosurgeons?
Perseverance, perseverance,
perseverance.
+ What do you love about Roanoke?
I love the small-town feel
of Roanoke, the sense of
community and the mountains.

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