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October 2018

2018 Brazilian Congress of Neurological Surgeons with Drs. Robinson and DeCastro

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Joe Sam Robinson, Jr., MD & Igor DeCastro, MD

Featured Speakers at the 2018 Brazilian Congress of Neurological Surgeons

MACON, September 20 – Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, with practice locations in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, Milledgeville, Griffin, and Locust Grove, announced today the recent participation of GNI Neurosurgeons Joe Sam Robinson, Jr., MD and Igor DeCastro, MD as guest speakers at the 2018 Brazilian Congress of Neurological Surgery in Porte Alegre, Brazil.

Dr. Robinson, President of GNI and Chief of Neurosurgery at Mercer University School of Medicine, presented two studies on Cervical Stenosis Impact with regards to sleep apnea and occipital headaches. His third lecture focused on Arnold Chiari Malformations and the absence of appropriate outcome analysis and classification issues. The presentation sought to clarify the confusion surround Chiari I with surgery suggestions including conservative posterior fossa and cervical decompression and an aversion to the blood in the intramural space.

Dr. Igor DeCastro conducted a plenary session on cervical trauma and lectured on the anatomy of the Cranio –Cervical junction with regards to Chiari Malformation. In addition to attending the conference, the surgeons met with the key members of the Brazilian Neurosurgical Society to establish a relationship whereby Brazilian neurosurgeons and neurosurgical residents will travel to Macon to shadow and observe the GNI surgeons for the purposes of training and additional education. For more information, please contact Jean Peterson at jpeterson@ganeuroandspine.com.

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9th Annual International Dementia Conference with Dr. Robinson

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Joe Sam Robinson, Jr., MD

Featured Speaker at 9th Annual Dementia Conference

MACON, October 1 – Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, with practice locations in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, Milledgeville, Griffin, and Locust Grove, announced today the recent participation of GNI Neurosurgeon Joe Sam Robinson, Jr., MD at the 9th Annual Conference on Dementia and Dementia Care.

Dr. Robinson, President of GNI and Chief of Neurosurgery at Mercer University School of Medicine, served as a keynote speaker of this conference which was recently held in London, England. In his lecture, Dr. Robinson presented research on the role of Cervical Stenosis-Induced Chronic CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) Flow Obstruction as a contributing cause of dementia. The findings suggest that cervical stenosis can significantly compromise CSF circulation leading to potential damage of the neural tissue. Additionally, this restriction may contribute to the development of sleep apnea which leads to other health concerns. Dr. Robinson concluded with a statement that the development of technology to monitor the flow of CSF on a 24-hour basis for patients at risk would be very beneficial.

For more information, please contact Jean Peterson at jpeterson@ganeuroandspine.com.

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