Below are selected publications of Dr. John Gorecki.

The history of stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy. Lasak, J.M., Gorecki, J.P., Otolaryngol Clin North Am - 2009-08-01

Gamma knife radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: early hearing outcomes and evaluation of the cochlear dose. Lasak, J.M., Klish, D., Kryzer, T.C., Hearn, C., Gorecki, J.P., Rine, G.P., Otol Neurotol - 2008-12-01

MRI-guided frameless stereotactic percutaneous cordotomy. McGirt, M. J., Villavicencio, A. T., Bulsara, K. R., Gorecki, J., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 2002

Placement of intracranial pressure monitors by non-neurosurgeons. Harris, C.H., Smith, R.S., Helmer, S.D., Gorecki, J.P., Rody, R.B., Am Surg - 2002 Sep

Neurophysiological monitoring for the nucleus caudalis dorsal root entry zone operation. Husain, A.M., Elliott, S.L., Gorecki, J.P., Neurosurgery - 2002 Apr

Spinal cord stimulation for failed back surgery syndrome. Leveque, J. C., Villavicencio, A. T., Bulsara, K. R., Rubin, L., Gorecki, J. P., Neuromodulation - 2001 Jan

Laminectomy versus percutaneous electrode placement for spinal cord stimulation. Villavicencio, A. T., Leveque, J. C., Rubin, L., Bulsara, K., Gorecki, J. P., Neurosurgery - 2000 Feb

Resurgence of stereotaxic procedures for relief of parkinsonism. Role of image-directed targeting and current status. Turner, D. A., Scott, B. L., Johnson, P. B., Gorecki, J., N C Med J - 1996 Sep 01

Cerebral aneurysms associated with seizures but without clinical signs of rupture: seemingly distinctive MR imaging findings in two patients. Provenzale, J. M., Gorecki, J. P., Koen, J. L., AJR Am J Roentgenol - 1996 Jul

Meningitis, vasculitis, and cerebritis caused by CNS histoplasmosis: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Zalduondo, F. M., Provenzale, J. M., Hulette, C., Gorecki, J. P., AJR Am J Roentgenol - 1996 Jan

The Duke experience with the nucleus caudalis DREZ operation. Gorecki, J. P., Nashold, B. S., Acta Neurochir Suppl - 1995

Spontaneous and evoked dysesthesias observed in the rat after spinal cordotomies. Ovelmen-Levitt, J., Gorecki, J., Nguyen, K. T., Iskandar, B., Nashold, B. S., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1995

The Duke experience with nucleus caudalis DREZ coagulation. Gorecki, J. P., Nashold, B. S., Rubin, L., Ovelmen-Levitt, J., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1995

Excision of arteriovenous malformation in sensorimotor and language-related neocortex using stimulation mapping and corticography under local anesthesia. Gorecki, J. P., Smith, R. R., Wee, A. S., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1992

Relief from chronic pelvic pain through surgical lesions of the conus medullaris dorsal root entry zone. Gorecki, J. P., Burt, T., Wee, A., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1992

Thalamic stimulation and recording in patients with deafferentation and central pain. Gorecki, J., Hirayama, T., Dostrovsky, J. O., Tasker, R. R., Lenz, F. A., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1989

Recordings of abnormal activity in patients with deafferentation and central pain. Hirayama, T., Dostrovsky, J. O., Gorecki, J., Tasker, R. R., Lenz, F. A., Stereotact Funct Neurosurg - 1989


I had a spinal fusion done by Dr. Gorecki July of 2014 to relieve severe pain in my lower lumbar due to disk degeneration, spinal stenosis and sciatica. After trying several injections to relieve the pain through a pain specialist, it was determined that surgery would be the best option. After the surgery and months of physical therapy to regain my mobility, I can say the surgery was a success. I do not experience the severe pain I lived with a year ago, thanks to Dr. Gorecki.
— CBH, Review, May 30, 2015