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Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD
Neurosurgen
Michigan Head & Spine Institute
Royal Oak, MI

About Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, is a neurosurgeon at the Michigan Head & Spine Institute.  He is also Chief of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Beaumont Hospitals.

Dr. Perez-Cruet received a master's degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida and his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston. He completed a general surgery internship and a neurological surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a fellowship in minimally invasive spinal surgery at Rush University in Chicago under SpineUniverse Editorial Board Member Richard Fessler, MD. During his medical training, Dr. Perez-Cruet became a Major in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Perez-Cruet has held numerous academic appointments including Instructor, Trauma Course for Military Surgeons; Clinical Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Science in Bethesda, Maryland; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas; Clinical Instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago; and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor and Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center Chicago/Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch in Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Perez-Cruet holds a variety of professional positions within such prestigious organizations as the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). He is also a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Houston Neurological Society, the Bexar County Medical Society, and the Sigma Xi Research Society.

To date, Dr. Perez-Cruet is the author of a textbook on outpatient spinal surgery and has contributed to 16 textbook chapters. In addition, he has authored over 30 articles and abstracts in such noted publications as Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurovascular Disease and has made 19 presentations at prestigious medical meetings across the country. He is currently the principal investigator in several clinical research studies on a wide variety of aspects of spinal surgery.

Dr. Perez-Cruet is fluent in Spanish.

Publications

TEXT BOOK

1. Outpatient Spinal Surgery, editors Perez-Cruet MJ, and Fessler RG., Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, 2002.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy and microdiscectomy, In, Haid R (ed). Innovations in spinal surgery. Karger, Awaiting editorial review.

2. Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Percutaneous endoscopic retroperitoneal lumbar fusion. In, Fessler RG, Sekhar LN (eds). Surgical Atlas, Thieme, Germany. Awaiting editorial review.

3. Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Endoscopic posterior thoracic microdiscectomy. In, Fessler RG, Sekhar LN (eds). Surgical Atlas, Thieme, Germany. Awaiting editorial review.

4. Isaacs RE, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Thoracoscopic Vertebral Biopsy. Dickman C (Ed). Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. Germany, Awaiting editorial review.

5. Isaacs RE, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Complications of Treatment of L1 Burst Fractures. Techniques in Neurosurgery, Awaiting editorial review.

6. Perez-Cruet MJ. Lumbar Microdiscectomy. In, Fessler RG, Sekhar LN (eds). Surgical Atlas, Thieme, Germany. In Press

7. Isaacs RE, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Posterior Thoracolumbar Stabilization. Spinal Surgery Text, Awaiting editorial review.

8. Perez-Cruet MJ, Smith M, Foley K. Endoscopic Lumbar Microdiscectomy. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, pp 171-183, 2002.

9. Paes N, Tello O, Perez-Cruet MJ. Anterior cervical spine spacer. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, pp 123-132, 2002.

10. Koebbe CJ, Perez-Cruet MJ. Lumbar Microdiscectomy. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, pp 133-157, 2002.

11. McCafferty RR, Leonard MA, Fessler RG, Perez-Cruet MJ. Single-Level Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, MO, pp 107-122, 2002.

12. Perez-Cruet MJ, Pieper D. Patient Education for Outpatient Spinal Surgery. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, MO, pp 35-47, 2002.

13. York J, Thompson M, Perez-Cruet MJ. History and Overview of Outpatient Spinal Surgery. In, Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG (eds). Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, MO, pp 3-9, 2002.

14. Perez-Cruet MJ, Leary R. Air Evacuation of Neurosurgical Patients. In, Hurd WW, Jernigan JG (eds). Medical Aspects of Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation. New York:Springer-Verlag, Inc., 2001.

15. Perez-Cruet MJ, Haid R, Comparison of Fusion Outcomes. In, Haid R, Fessler R, Alexander J (eds). Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques: Cages, Dowels, and Grafts. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 2001. In press.

16. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, Transfusion Issues in Neurosurgery. In. Spiess BD, Counts RB, Gould SA (eds). Transfusion Medicine in the Surgical Patient. Williams & Wilkins, pp 553-568, 1997.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Perez-Cruet MJ, Isaac R, Fessler RG. Endoscopic microdiscectomy. Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Supplement (in Press).

2. Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG. Anterior cervical discectomy and vertebrectomy: operative nuances. Neurosurgery (awaiting editorial review)

3. Perez-Cruet MJ, Fessler RG, Perin NI. Review: Complications of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Supplement (in press)

4. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, Abi-Said D, McCutcheon IE. Concurrent Craniotomies for multifocal intracranial tumors. Neurosurgery, 2001, In press.

5. Perez-Cruet MJ, Berke J, Weber R, DeMonte F. Aggressive fibromatosis involving the cranial base in children. Neurosurgery, 43(5):1096-1102, 1998.

6. Perez-Cruet MJ, Patwardhan RV, Mawad ME, Rose JE. Treatment of Dissecting Pseudoaneurysm of the Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Using a Wall Stent and Detachable Coils: Case report. Neurosurgery, 40:622-625, 1997.

7. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R. Book Review of "Blood: Hemostasis, transfusion and Alternatives in the Perioperative Period." Lake, CL, & Moore RA (eds), Neurosurgery, 38:1257-1258, 1996.

8. Perez-Cruet MJ, Kuo MD, Mawad ME, Rose JE. Hypoplasia of the Basilar Artery with Associated Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm: Case Report. J. Neurovascular Disease. 1:44-47, 1996.

9. Perez-Cruet MJ, Trask TW, Chen SH, Goodman JC, Woo SLC, Grossman RG, Shine D. Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Therapy of Experimental Gliomas. J. Neurosci. Res 39:506-511, 1994.

10. Perez-Cruet MJ, Roth P, Adelman L, Anderson M, Ritter A, Saris S. CT-Guided Stereotactic Biopsy of Non-Enhancing Brain Lesions. Stereotactic Funct Neurosurg. 61:105-117, 1993.

11. Perez-Cruet MJ, Grable E, Drapkin MS, Jablons DM, Cano G, Pylephlebitis Associated with Diverticulitis. Southern Medical Journal 85: 578-580, 1993.

12. Talamo BR, Feng WH, Perez-Cruet MJ, Adelman L, Kosik K, Lee VM-Y, Cork LC, Kauer JS. Pathologic Changes in Olfactory Neurons in Alzheimer's Disease. Ann NY Acad Sci 640:1-7, 1991.

13. Perez-Cruet MJ, Krzanowski JJ, Martin DF. Purification and Activity of Ptychodiscus Brevis (red tide) Toxin Associated with Respiratory Problems. Florida Scientist 51:140-149, 1988.

14. Shimoda T, Krzanowski J, Lockey R, Martin DF, Perez-Cruet MJ, Polson J, Duncan R. Lower Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction Induced by Ptychodiscus Brevis (red tide) toxin. J Aller Clin Immunol 79:899-908, 1987.

15. Martin DF, Perez-Cruet MJ. Preparation of Sterile Sea Water Through Photodynamic Action. Preliminary screening study. Florida Scientist 50:168-176, 1987.

16. Martin BB, Martin DF, Perez-Cruet MJ. Effect of Selected Dyes on the Growth of the Filamentous Blue-Green Alga Lyngbya Majescula. J Aquat Plant Manage 25:40-43, 1987.

17. Guillermo AA, Martin DF, Perez-Cruet MJ. Peletization of Pine and Oak Seeds: Implications for Land Reclamation. Florida Scientist 50:13-20, 1987.

18. Phillips PC, Perez-Cruet MJ. A Comparative Survey of Reef Fishes in Caribbean and Pacific Costa Rica. Rev Biol Trop 32(I): 95-102, 1984.

ABSTRACTS

1. Perez-Cruet MJ, Samatzis D, Isaacs RE, Fessler RG.Minimally-Invasive Microendoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Instrumentation. 52nd Annual CNS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 21-26, 2002.

2. Perez-Cruet MJ, Tello, O, Paes N. Lordosis Restoring Anterior Cervical Spine Spacer. 52nd Annual CNS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 21-26, 2002.

3. Perez-Cruet, MJ, Kelly K, Isaacs RE, Fessler RG. Minimally Invasive Multi-level Decompressive Cervical Laminectomy Using MED System in Cadaveric Specimens. 52nd Annual CNS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 21-26, 2002.

4. Perez-Cruet MJ, Isaacs RE, Fessler FG. Posterior Thoracic Microendoscopic Discectomy. 52nd Annual CNS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 21-26, 2002.

5. Isaacs RE, Khoo LT, Perez-Cruet MJ, Laich D, Fessler RG. Minimally-Invasive Microendoscopic Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Instrumentation. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 6-11, 2002

6. Perez-Cruet MJ, Isaacs RE, Khoo LT, Laich D, Fessler RG. Minimally-Invasive Microendoscopic Decompressive Laminotomy for Lumbar Stenosis. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 6-11, 2002

7. Perez-Cruet MJ. Outpatient lumber microdiscectomy performed at a military hospital. 50th Annual CNS meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 26, 2000.

8. Perez-Cruet MJ, Lui J,Carperter A.J. Anterior thoracic and lumbar spine reconstruction using Pyramesh cage for trauma and degenerative conditions. 49th Annual CNS meeting, Boston, MA, p. 566, October 30, 1999.

9. Perez-Cruet MJ, Carpenter AJ. Pyramesh cage reconstruction of thoracic and lumbar spine for trauma and degenerative disease. Spine-Experiment-Management Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 1999. (poster)

10. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, McCutcheon I. Concurrent craniotomies for multifocal tumors. 67th Annual AANS meeting, New Orleans, LA, p. 224, April 26, 1999.

11. Perez-Cruet MJ, DeMonte F, Weber RS: Management Outcome of Benign and Aggressive Fibromatoses of the Head and Neck. Skull Base Surgery. Vol. 7, Suppl 1, p. 28, March 1997.

12. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, McCutcheon I. Surgical Outcome of Concurrent Multiple Craniotomies for Multifocal Intracranial Tumors. 46th Annual CNS Meeting, Montreal, Canada, p. 379, September 1996.

13. Perez-Cruet MJ, Ginsbert Le. Trandural Spread of Glioblastoma into Meckel's Cave with Perineural Involvement of Foramen /Routundum. American Society of Neuroradiology, Seattle, WA, June 1996.

14. Perez-Cruet MJ, Mawad M, Rose J. Treatment of Dissecting Pseudoaneurysm of the Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Using Palmaz Stent and Guglielmi Detachable Coils. 9th European Congress of Neurosurgery, Berlin, Germany, May 1995.

15. Perez-Cruet MJ, Chen SH, Goodman JC, Woo SLC, Grossman RG, Shine D. Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Therapy of Experimental Gliomas. 44th Annual CNS Meeting, Chicago, IL, p. 295, October 1994.

16. Perez-Cruet MJ, Grossman R, Shine D. Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Therapy of Experimental Gliomas. American Society for Neurochemistry, Albuquerque, NM, March 1994.

17. Perez-Cruet MJ, Roth P, Anderson M, Adelman L, Saris S. CT guided Stereotactic Biopsy of Non-Enhancing Brain Lesions. 59th Annual AANS Meeting, New Orleans, LA, p.393, April 1991.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Perez-Cruet, MJ. Neurusurgical Undergraduate Education. Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 5, 2002.

2. Perez-Cruet, MJ. The Interview, Evaluating a Practice Opportunity. AANS Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 6, 2002.

3. Perez-Cruet, MJ. Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy, AANS Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2002.

4. Isaacs RE, Khoo LT, Perez-Cruet MJ, Laich D, Fessler RG. Minimally-Invasive Microendoscopic Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Instrumentation. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2002

5. Perez-Cruet MJ, Isaacs RE, Khoo LT, Laich D, Fessler RG. Minimally-Invasive Microendoscopic Decompressive Laminotomy for Lumbar Stenosis. AANS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 10, 2002

6. Perez-Cruet MJ. Complications of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, October 2001.

7. Perez-Cruet MJ. How to Organize an Ambulatory Spine Surgery Facility, Grand Rounds, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI September 12th, 2001

8. Perez-Cruet MJ. Techniques and Nuances of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Grand Rounds, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI September 12th, 2001

9. Perez-Cruet MJ. Neurosurgical Undergraduate Medical Education, Summit Committee Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 2001.

10. Perez-Cruet MJ. Neurosurgical Practice Evaluation, "Asking the Right Questions". Practical Course How to Evaluate a Job (for Residents), AANS Meeting, April, 2001.

11. Perez-Cruet MJ. Anterior Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Concepts, Corpus Christi, TX, October, 2000.

12. Perez-Cruet MJ. Outpatient Spinal Surgery, Spinal Concepts, Austin, TX. July, 2000.

13. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, McCutcheon I. Concurrent craniotomies for multifocal tumors. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, October 11, 1999.

14. Perez-Cruet MJ and AJ Carpenter. Anterior thoracic and lumbar spine reconstruction for trauma and degenerative conditions. The Society for Air Force Clinical Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 30, 1999.

15. Perez-Cruet MJ, Sawaya R, McCutcheon I. Concurrent craniotomies for multifocal tumors. . The Society for Air Force Clinical Surgeons Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 30, 1999.

16. Perez-Cruet MJ, Carpenter AJ. Anterior thoracic and lumbar spine reconstruction. Threaded Constructs for Interbody Spine Surgery Meeting, sponsored be Sofamor Danek, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX, February 20, 1999.

17. Perez-Cruet MJ. Management strategies for anterior thoraco-lumbar pathology. Strategies and Techniques of Spinal Instrumentation Seminar, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, September 25, 1998.

18. Perez-Cruet MJ, DeMonte F, Weber RS. Management Outcome of Benign and Aggressive Fibromatoses of the Head and Neck. Southern Neurosurgical Society, Miami, FL, March 1996.

19. Perez-Cruet MJ. Gene Therapy for CNS Disease. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, May 1995.

ARTICLES

1. Perez-Cruet MJ. Young Physicians Committee of the CCSNS. Neurosurgery News, in press.

2. Linskey M, Perez-Cruet, MJ. Socio-economic section of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Neurosurgery News, in press.

3. Perez-Cruet MJ. Neurosurgical Undergraduate Medical Education. Neurosurgery Bulletin, AANS Publication, Winter Edition, 2002.

4. Perez-Cruet MJ. Neurosurgical Undergraduate Medical Education. Neurosurgery News, 2(4):10-12, 2001.

5. Martouk S, Perez-Cruet MJ. The Young Physicians Committee of the CSNS. Neurosurgery News, 2(3):8, 2001.

6. Perez-Cruet MJ. Finding the right clinical practice niche. Neurosurgery News. 1(3):11-13, 2000.

7. Marzouk S, Perez-Cruet MJ. The role of the CSNS. 1(3):Neurosurgery News. 1(3):13-14, 2000.

Articles Written by Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD

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