Dr. Igor DeCastro speaks at 7th Annual Walter Dandy Society Meeting

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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.

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Q&A: Exploring Aneurysm Clipping & Its Benefits

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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:

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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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Daniel Christopher & Dr. DeCastro

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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!

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Arthur Grigorian, MD and Tigran Khachatryan, MD Create Revolutionary Device for Training

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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.

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