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Dignity Health Neurosurgeon Discusses Epilepsy Surgery


Cully Cobb, MD, neurosurgeon for Mercy Medical Group and the Dignity Health Neurological Institute, answers questions about how brain surgery helped improve a patient’s life.

J.T. Kohut had been experiencing seizures since he was an infant. Over time, he was having 15-20 seizures a month. He had to stop driving and it ultimately affected his career as a PGA golfer. He dropped out of the PGA tour due to his seizures and went on disability. 

After many years and diagnostic tests, he went to see Dignity Health Neurological Institute and Mercy Medical Group Epilepsy Specialist Edwin Cruz, MD, to see if he was eligible for brain surgery to help stop his seizures. In April, J.T. had a left temporal lombectomy at Mercy General Hospital, to remove seizure causing brain tissue. 

ABC 10 News Anchor Walt Gray interviewed J.T. and Cully Cobb, MD, neurosurgeon for Mercy Medical Group and the Dignity Health Neurological Institute about J.T.’s procedure and how it has improved his life. 

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