Trauma and Head Injuries
By Michele Rosenthal
With this show I wanted to highlight what happens during a head trauma and what survivors need to know in order to regain optimal health.
Dr. David Petruska, board certified neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons talked about ‘Trauma & Head Injuries’ from a medical perspective. The show also features Donna Raga, a survivor who shares her own journey from head injury to recovery.
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Dr. David Petruska is a board certified neurosurgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Petruska has practiced elective neurosurgery for 17 years. His specialties include surgical treatment of neurologic diseases of the spine, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, trauma, and cerebrovascular disease of the brain. Throughout his career, his highly respected private practice has included being an educator for a spine fellowship program and a neurosurgeon for America’s veterans. Dr. Petruska has also lectured and been published extensively.
Originally from S. California, Dr. Petruska earned his BS and medical degrees at the University of Southern California, with honors. His neurosurgical training was completed in 1992 at the highly regarded University of Louisville. Dr. Petruska and his wife Terri reside in Palm Beach Gardens.
Donna Raga survived four injuries to her brain in a span of just a few short years. As a result, it has affected her ability to teach and shaken her identity as a teacher. Donna is now on the path to redefining herself and finding a new path through life.