An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare condition that affects roughly 1% of the American population. Although small, it’s a serious condition that must be treated. In simple terms, arteriovenous malformation occurs when your blood vessels, arteries, and veins are tangled. These three parts of your body have incredibly important roles to complete, but AVM makes these roles very difficult. Keep reading to learn more about arteriovenous malformation:
Your arteries’ walls are incredibly strong, as they must move blood from the heart to the rest of the body. These arteries were designed with three layers to withstand the high pressure of the blood pumping within them. Sometimes, the wall is weakened due to its constant demands. This causes an area of the wall to balloon out which forms an aneurysm. If that aneurysm ruptures, the patient may experience a hemorrhagic stroke. Fortunately, there is an available treatment that can prevent the aneurysm from rupturing. Discover the details about an aneurysm clip:
This year, we welcomed our newest neurosurgeon – Dr. Igor DeCastro. His level of experience and depth of knowledge adds to our incredibly robust team of physicians. We invite you to discover more about Dr. DeCastro and how his passion to help people made him into the neurosurgeon he is today!
Spondylolisthesis is a condition where instability in the spine is present due to a slipped vertebra. If the vertebra has slipped a considerable amount, you will likely feel lower back pain and leg pain. This can make everyday activities very difficult. Fortunately, the GNI physicians can help!
Laser spine surgery refers to surgery that is aided by a laser. Whether it’s due to sci-fi movies or false information floating around on the Internet, many people mistakenly believe that laser spine surgery is top-notch, second-to-none, and the pinnacle of surgery greatness.
The network of vessels within your body is known as your vascular system. How well your vascular system is maintained directly affects your quality of life. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your blood vessels healthy and functioning properly. But, if your vascular health is poor, the GNI neurosurgeons are here to help.
GNI Drs. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. and Igor DeCastro recently attended the World Spine 8 in Porto, Portugal. Both served as guest lecturers for the conference with presentations on Cervical Trauma, Chiari Malformation Surgical Management, and a 7-year look at Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement (Mobi-C device).
At Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, we have innovative technology and highly-trained surgeons who can lead you on your road to recovery.
Hundreds of thousands of people experience strokes every year – and 85% of those strokes are ischemic strokes. Thankfully, there is a plethora of information available concerning what to do if an ischemic stroke occurs.