Osman Microsurgical Laboratory


The Osman Microsurgical Laboratory is part of the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair. This high-tech facility offers full spectrum of microsurgical instruments and equipments and is available to residents, fellows, and faculty for research as well as skull base and complex cranial neurosurgical dissections. The annual Masters in Skull Base Symposium and annual skull base training course for residents is also held at this facility.

Microsurgical Lab most recent Peer reviewed publications

Agazzi S, Youssef AS, van Loveren HR.
The Anterolateral Approach for the Transcranial Resection of Pituitary Adenomas: Technical Note. Skull Base 2010; 20(3): 143-148

Youssef AS, Sloan A.
Extended Transoral Approaches. Surgical Technique and Analysis. Accepted for publication - Neurosurgery. 2010 Mar;66(3 Suppl):126-34.

Youssef AS, van Loveren HR.
Posterior clinoidectomy: dural tailoring technique and clinical application. Skull Base. 2009 May;19(3):183-91.

Youssef AS, Guiot B, Black K, Sloan A.
Modifications of the Transoral Approach to the Craniovertebral Junction: Anatomical Study and Clinical Application . Neurosurgery [ONS]. ONS vol. 63: 145-155, 2008

Froelich SC, Abdel Aziz KM, Cohen PD, van Loveren HR, Keller JT
Microsurgical and endoscopic anatomy of Lilliequist’s membrane: a complex and variable structure of the basal cisterns. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jul;63(1 Suppl 1):ONS1-8; discussion ONS8-9.

Youssef AS, Keller JT, van Loveren HR.
Novel application of computer-assisted cisternal endoscopy for the biopsy of pineal region tumors: cadaveric study. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2007;149(4):399-406.

Froelich SC, Aziz KM, Levine NV, Theodosopoulos PV, van Loveren HR, Keller JT.
Refinement of the extradural anterior clinoidectomy: surgical anatomy of the orbitotemporal periosteal fold. Neurosurgery. 2007 Nov:61 (5 Suppl 2): 179-85L duscysuuib 185-6.


Harry R. van Loveren, M.D.


Harry R. van Loveren, M.D.
Siviero Agazzi, M.D., MBA
Raul Olivera, M.D.
Zeguang Ren, M.D. PhD

Mailing Address

Department of Neurosurgery &
Brain Repair

2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-259-0965
FAX: 813-259-0858

Current Research Projects:

C-shape incision for the far lateral approach