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Dr. Smisson hosted visiting surgeons from Mexico and Arkansas last week to provide a first hand look at his mini indirect decompression and fusion utilizing the Stabilink device. This quick, minimally invasive procedure can be performed in GNI’s out-patient surgery center allowing patients to recover at home rather than the hospital. The procedure negates the…
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Last week, Dr. Igor DeCastro visited Brazil and performed an L3-4 XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) at the Copa Star Hospital in Copacabana. He enjoys traveling back to his native country to perform the same minimally invasive spine techniques that he implements at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, here in Middle Georgia. The primary objective of his…
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At Georgia Neurosurgical Institute (GNI), there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our patients and employees; we are also concerned about the Middle Georgia community as a whole during this unprecedented time. We understand the mental and physical toll that is impacting our daily lives as we battle the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, and we want to provide you with additional details to give you peace of mind should you require our service.
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MACON, Ga. (WGXA) – Doctors of the Georgia Neurosurgical Institute talked us through former president Jimmy Carter’s brain surgery this week. His representatives say the two recent falls in his Georgia home caused a subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma happens when a blood vessel near the surface of the brain bursts. Blood then collects between…
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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.
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