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Without advanced robotic technology in the operating room, surgeons must rely on imaging as they perform spinal surgeries “freehand.” Operations can last for hours, and circumstances may require larger incisions at the site. Highly trained neurosurgeons can complete freehand procedures with skilled accuracy, but there is still room for human error should they experience physical…
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The brain is one of the body’s largest organs and features many essential components. From the lobes and cerebellum to the brain stem and glands, each part of the brain works to maintain a healthy mental and physical state for a person’s overall health.  Tumor development in any area of the brain will interrupt the…
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Everyone wants a healthy, well-functioning brain. But sometimes tumors can develop, causing sickness and dysfunction within the body. Last month, we discussed the various signs and symptoms of a tumor depending on its location among the brain’s four lobes. This month, we are looking at the results of a tumor on the cerebellum and brain…
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Joe Sam Robinson, Jr., M.D. and his co-author, Harold Groce, have released a new book addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. A New Chapter in an Old War: COVID-19 Strikes the World Order seeks to place the pandemic in the context of human history, discuss the broader global response to the pandemic, and offer potential solutions to…
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Did you know there are four different categories that scoliosis can fall under? Each type is determined by how old the patient is when the curvature develops and what the causing factors for development are. Congenital Scoliosis People with congenital scoliosis suffer from a bone malformation in the womb, causing them to develop vertebrae that…
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Dr. Joe Sam Robinson, Jr. was recently honored as the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Bibb County Medical Society. Robinson, who grew up in Macon and graduated from Lanier High School has practiced Neurosurgery in Central Georgia since 1981 after completing his undergraduate degree from Harvard, his medical degree at The University of…
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