Instruments in hand, a medical resident begins a complex surgery. While the procedure is virtual and doesn’t involve an actual patient, the experience is realistic and hands-on. This virtual reality training software is being designed by two Mercer University faculty members who want to help future neurosurgeons develop their skills.
Dr. Igor DeCastro recently served as a Guest Lecturer for the 7th Annual Walter Dandy Society Meeting held in Mexico. His presentation gave insight into the controversies surrounding the treatment of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures. These fractures, which occur in the thoracic and lumbar spine levels, are often the result of traumatic injury. The Walter Dandy Neurosurgical Society, created in 2011, was developed to become a forum for neurological surgeons, who by working collaboratively can enhance the education of both neurosurgical residents and fully-trained neurosurgeons internationally.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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For the last week, GNI has had the pleasure of hosting fellow neurosurgeon Daniel Christoph, MD, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Christoph has been practicing neurosurgery in Brazil since he completed his residency in 2009. He travelled to Macon to shadow Dr. DeCastro and learn some of his minimally invasive techniques. While Dr. Christoph can perform some minimally invasive procedures, his desire is to learn additional skills that will shorten surgery time. We have enjoyed having him here at GNI. Come back and visit again, Dr. Christoph!
Macon, GA, July 30, 2018 – Georgia Neurosurgical Institute (GNI), with practice locations in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, Milledgeville, Griffin and Locust Grove, today announced the recent collaboration of GNI vascular neurosurgeon Arthur Grigorian, MD and previous GNI Research Fellow Tigran Khachatryan to create a device that will be used across the globe for the purposes of neurosurgical education.
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.
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.