Jeremy C. Ganz

Jeremy C. Ganz

Jeremy C. Ganz is a British neurosurgeon trained by most distinguished neurosurgeons including Valentine Logue and Lindsay Symon, who became a president of the world federation of neurosurgeons. In 1976 he emigrated to Norway and he practiced in Bergen from 1979 to 1993. During that time he helped to rationalize back surgery and introduced microsurgery for vascular and neoplastic lesions, in particular pituitary adenomas and meningiomas. In 1983 a new chief was appointed to the department, Erik-Olof Backlund and he acquired a Gamma Knife in Bergen which became the 5th site in the world to have one. Backlund put Ganz in charge of the Gamma Knife practice and for several years they collaborated in the publication of many papers on the developing field of radiosurgery. During this time Ganz wrote his first book “Gamma Knife Surgery: A Guide for Referring Physicians” one of the first books devoted to the topic. In 1989 an international Gamma Knife society was founded and from the fourth meeting in Buenos Aires in 1992 the society published its proceedings first as a supplement to Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery from 1993 to 1999 and subsequently to the Journal of Neurosurgery. Ganz was the editor of 7 of these supplements from 1993 to 2002. In 1993 Ganz left Bergen and worked for Elekta AB, the manufacturer of the Gamma Knife as a clinical teacher visiting 76 departments in all the continents except Australia, and advising new users in how to apply this method of treatment. He was particularly involved in teaching in China and Japan, but also in India, Europe, the USA and Mexico. In 2002 he moved to Cairo and worked there with a team of young doctors to establish a Gamma Knife Center which locally has achieved an international reputation. The center has published in top neurosurgical journals and has treated over 3000 patients, a major achievement for the region. In 2011 he published a more comprehensive single author text called Gamma Knife Neurosurgery. This volume covers all aspects of management and discusses the various indications in depth. He thinks that entering retirement is the right time to look back and review the past and this has been the motivation to write the current volume.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ulverston, UK


Author: Jeremy Ganz Release Date: 13 Nov 2014
Print Book:
USD 288.00