W. Bradford DeLong, MD
, is a board certified Neurosurgeon
with over 30 years in practice. His long clinical career included training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, service as a neurosurgeon in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam War, and a clinical faculty position in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCSF in San Francisco,
Dr. DeLong retired from clinical practice in 2000, and has spent his professional time since then practicing forensic medicine and researching Cauda Equina Syndrome
. He developed a seminal meta-analysis on the timing of surgery in CES, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
, 2008. His work continues in this area with further articles to be published soon.
Dr. DeLong is especially interested in recent research in Cauda Equina Syndrome from a herniated disc that points to the compelling conclusion that CES can be recognized early, before the bladder has become completely paralyzed, when the odds of a complete recovery from surgery are considerably improved, in contrast to deteriorating odds of recovery if surgery is delayed until bladder paralysis is complete.
- An internationally recognized forensic scholar in Cauda Equina Syndrome
, Dr. DeLong offers objective advice and analysis for both plaintiff and defense. He is highly experienced in issues of standard of care and causation. He applies high analytical standards to the cases he reviews and is experienced in scholarly medical literature review and in the preparation and presentation of trial exhibits.
Dr. DeLong's services include scholarly medical literature review, second opinions, case review, exhibit development, non-testifying consultant, and expert testimony.
Areas of Expertise
- Spinal Surgery
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Spinal Injury/ Spinal Trauma
- Spinal Stenosis
|Disc HerniationUrinary IncontinenceNeurosurgical Medical MalpracticeNeurosurgical Risk Management|