Dr Rafael Maciel, Neurosurgeon CCSVI CancunNeurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Dr Rafael Maciel brings a strength in neurological disorders and an extensive research background.  Dr Rafael Maciel has trained all over the world and did English language studies in Ireland and England in his youth; thus, his English is excellent.

Special Training

  • Fellow in Neuroendoscopy and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, JHO Institute of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery – Pittsburgh, USA
  • Visiting M.D. in Functional Neurosurgery and Neuronavigation, Allgemeine Krankenhaus Universitatskliniken – Vienna, Austria
  • Masters in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, University of Pablo de Olavide – Seville, Spain
  • Diploma in Hospital Finance and Administration
  • UNAM, Faculty of Superior Studies Campus Iztacala

Training

  • Neurosurgery Residency, 2002- 2007
  • General Surgery,   2001-2002
  • Red Cross, Central Hospital
  • Social Service, 1998-1999
  • Proyecto Camina
  • Internship, 1997-1998
  • Escandón Hospital
  • Clinical Practice,  1995-1997
  • CMN Siglo XXI, IMSS
  • Basic Sciences,  1993-1995
  • Anahuac University

Memberships

  • Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery A.C.
  • European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN)
  • The International Neuroendoscopy Study Group, Pittsburgh, EU.
  • European Association of Neurological Surgeons (EANS)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeon (AANS)
  • International Society of Pituitary Surgeons Meeting (ISPS)
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Publications

  • Maciel Rafael, Baltazar Jorge, Ramírez Vicente, González Armando y Cols.
  • Técnicas Neuroendoscópicas: Indicaciones y procedimientos
  • Revista de Especialidades Médico-Quirúrgicas Volumen 11, Num.3 Destrezas Clínicas. Pag. 63-67.
  • Maciel Rafael,  Ramírez Vicente, Gonzalez Armando, Valdez Evangelina
  • Análisis Clínico, Endocrinológico y Radiológico de los Adenomas de Hipófisis Tratadas con Radiocirugía y Radioterapia Estereotáctica Conformacional Fraccionada: Estudio Preliminar.
  • Revista Mexicana de Neurociencias 2006: Volumen 7 Num. 2 Pag.573-580
  • Maciel Rafael, Baltazar Jorge, Garcia Silvia, Armando Gonzalez y cols.
  • Biopsia guiada por referencias anatómicas en una paciente con Leucoencefalopatía Multifocal Progresiva (LMP).
  • Revista de Especialidades Médico-Quirúrgicas Volumen 10, Num.1 Destrezas Clínicas. Pag. 74-78.

Special Surgical Skills

  • Minimally invasive Neurosurgery techniques:
  • Neuroendoscopy for intraventricular procedures, endoscopic assisted surgeries.
  • Endoscopic pituitary adenoma resection
  • Stereotaxic and neuronavegation surgeries as biopsies, craneotomy and functional surgery
  • Radio-surgery experience with LINAC and Gamma Knife