Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

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 equipment, and is available to residents, fellows, and faculty for research as well as skull base and complex cranial neurosurgical dissections. 

2018 Renovations at Osman

Construction was started in April of 2018 to expand the space and update the facilities at Osman Laboratory. We expect that the lab will be returned to its fully functional state by June, 2018.

Microsurgical Lab 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 van Loveren, M.D.
Puya Alikhani, M.D.
Siviero Agazzi, M.D., MBA
Raul Olivera, M.D.
Zeguang Ren, M.D. PhD

Mailing Address

Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair
Attn: Osman Laboratory
2 Tampa General Circle
South Tampa Campus
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-259-0965
FAX: 813-259-0858