Second specialist joins Endovascular Neurosurgery program
The recent addition of a second endovascular neurosurgeon to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Endovascular Neurosurgery Program means 24 hour a day, seven day a week call coverage for patients with stroke, aneurysm and other complex neurovascular conditions.
Jorge Eller, MD, (pronounced "George") joins Erik Hauck, MD, PhD, at Sacred Heart following his completion of a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery at State University of New York, Buffalo. Their shared goal is to provide easy access and timely care to these high-risk patients, and return them promptly to the care of the referring provider.
Dr. Eller is fellowship-trained in the following:
- Endovascular neurosurgery
- Cerebrovascular and skull base surgery
- Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
To consult with Drs. Hauck or Eller, contact their office at 541-222-2880. After hours, please call the Patient Placement Office at 541-222-3000 or toll free at 866-267-9680.
Dr. Eller received his medical education at the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo Medical School in his native Brazil in 1995. A year later, he accepted an internship in General Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, followed by residency in Neurological Surgery at the same institution. He then pursued a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
At OHSU, he served as an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Portland VA Medical Center, until joining the faculty at Saint Louis University in 2010, where he completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery. In 2011, he moved to SUNY Buffalo to attend a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery, graduating in June 2013. Dr. Eller has been board-certified in Neurological Surgery since 2008.
During his residency, Dr. Eller pursued research in the treatment of malignant brain tumors using monoclonal antibodies against the tumor tissue. His research and clinical activities have since then included innovative surgical approaches and minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat a broad spectrum of neurosurgical diseases. Throughout his career, Dr. Eller has published and lectured on surgery for brain tumors, movement disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, skull base approaches, and surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disease.
Dr. Eller's clinical interests focus primarily on complementary microsurgical and endovascular approaches for the management of cerebrovascular disease, including acute strokes, intracranial aneurysms, carotid stenosis, intracranial stenosis, arteriovenous malformation, arteriovenous fistulas, spinal fistulas, cavernous malformations, epistaxis and intracerebral hemorrhages. His broad training and expertise also include microsurgical management of brain tumors, skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, meningiomas, hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia.