Edgar, a 22-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, recently completed his fifth year of medical school at Moscow State Medical University in July. Edgar has one more year before graduating and applying to residency programs in his home country, so he wanted to take advantage of a month-long break and “shadow” somewhere in the United States. After extensive research, Edgar chose to spend his time with the team here at Georgia Neurosurgical Inst
Laurie Faircloth, RN, is Georgia Neurosurgical Institute’s (GNI) longest serving employee. Since her hiring in May 1979, Laurie has witnessed the growth and change of not only GNI and Navicent Health Medical Center, but also in medical diagnostics, training, and the standard of medical care itself.
Something unique about Georgia Neurosurgical Institute is our neuropsychological service. We believe in a holistic approach that treats the entire person rather than just the physical issues which are treated by surgery. Our psychological and neuropsychological services are overseen by Dr. Leon Hyer, who has been with GNI for over 10 years.
Something that sets Georgia Neurosurgical Institute apart in Middle Georgia is our ability to constantly stay at the forefront of medical techniques and procedures. One area of medicine that GNI has led the way in is minimally invasive surgery. The use of minimally invasive procedures is a specialty of our surgeons and can be very beneficial to patients.
Dr. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. is no stranger to the Middle Georgia area. Macon born and raised, he has served the people of Georgia for over 35 years. Using his wide array of skill and knowledge, Dr. Robinson has also developed national and international neurosurgical research so more doctors and neurosurgeons can better understand the brain.
When you undergo surgery, it’s important for both the surgeons and the technology used to be of one accord. Even better, your expert surgeons are aided by technology that can foresee any possible neurological complications that may occur during your surgery.
The phrase “brain food” is something many people say, but few are aware of what foods are considered especially good for your brain. There are numerous foods that can help you maintain brain health and help you avoid future cognitive issues as you get older.
Georgia Neurosurgical Institute and Navicent Health recently held a press conference celebrating their recognition as Georgia’s only ACS Verified Level 1 Trauma Center. Representing GNI at this event was Dr. Joe Sam Robinson, a founding member of Georgia’s Trauma Commission.
Dr. Robinson began by thanking the attendees and other members of the Trauma Commission for their work and patience in working with the doctors during traumatic situations.
Here at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, the spinal cord is one of our primary focuses. A spinal cord injury can be one of the most severe, devastating injuries a person can suffer. Injuries of this magnitude deserve the best care and treatment available. There are numerous steps you can take to protect your spine from injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects millions of Americans every year. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is squeezed in the wrist. The median nerve controls the sensations of the thumb and fingers, not including the pinky, on the palm side and it runs from forearm to hand. The compression of this nerve can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm.