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Takanori Fukushima, M.D.

Takanori Fukushima, M.D.Dr. Takanori Fukushima has performed more than 24,000 neurosurgery cases in the United States and Japan over five decades.

Regarded as a master of skull base surgery, Dr. Fukushima is the creator of the “keyhole surgery” technique, in which he operates on the affected area by way of a dime-sized whole in the skull, guided by a microscope. He is credited with developing the world’s first neuroendoscopy as first-year resident in 1969, at age 27. Since then he has earned academic appointments on three continents. He tours the world to perform surgeries, give academic lectures, and hold skull base surgery training seminars.