Guam will be losing a member of its medical community next month as a specialized practice closes its doors.
The Weingarten Institute for Neuroscience will close for good on November 1st.
Dr. David Weingarten, neurosurgeon and president of the practice, made the announcement in a letter sent out to patients and the medical community late last month.
No specific reason for closing was given.
Weingarten said in his letter, “It has been my great pleasure and honor to be able to serve this community, and I thank all of you for placing your trust in me and my staff.”
Weingarten treated patients with brain and spine disorders such as tumors, traumatic injuries, pinched nerves, and hydrocephalus.
In his letter, he said he found it incredibly rewarding to develop neurosurgical services in the region and he hopes to find a way to come back to Guam on a regular basis.
While no specifics were disclosed, he did mention that his practice had been operating on a very limited basis due to the pandemic.