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What is Moyamoya? With Dr. Arias
What is Moyamoya? With Dr. Arias

Moyamoya disease is a rare disease that translates to “Puff of Smoke” in Japanese. Normally, blood is taken to the brain through the internal carotid artery. Once it gets to the base of the brain, it splits into the anterior cerebral artery which goes to the front of the ...

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    • What is Moyamoya? With Dr. Arias

      Moyamoya disease is a rare disease that translates to “Puff of Smoke” in Japanese. Normally, blood is taken to the brain through the internal carotid ...

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    • Arteriovenous Malformations with Dr. Arias

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    • Back pain: FAQ’s with Dr. Robinson

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    • Brain Tumor Surgery with Dr. Arias

      Surgery for brain tumors involves general anesthesia which means the patient is completely asleep for the entire procedure. In some cases, the patient ...

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    • Carotid Bifurcation Disease: with Dr. Arias

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    • Cerebral Aneurysm with Dr. Arias

      An aneurysm is a small balloon that forms on a weakening wall of a blood vessel. It is estimated that about 2 to 4% of the world’s population have ...

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    • Cervical Disk Replacement with Dr. Kimball

      Disk replacement in the neck has been around for quite some time and the technology available is phenomenal. In the United States, we have FDA ...

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    • Cervical Fusion Surgery (ACDF) with Dr. Kimball

      The traditional approach to fixing neck or arm pain that is not responding to medications or to physical therapy is to consider a procedure that I ...

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    • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Dr. Mian

      Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is therapy that delivers targeted electrical impulses to the brain to treat different neurologic disorders like ...

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    • Do You Need a Spinal Fusion with Dr. Kimball

      If you are reading this, it's probably unlikely that you have a fracture that is unstable since most people that have that condition usually present ...

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    • Essential Tremor with Dr. Mian

      Essential tremor is one of the most common neurologic conditions in the world. It consists of a trembling or shaking that worsens over time, and it ...

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    • Fusion vs Non Fusion Surgery with Dr. Robinson

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      Coflex™ is a non fusion procedure that is sometimes used for indirect decompression. Essentially, decompression surgery is utilized to take pressure ...

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    • Disk Herniation with Dr. Kimball

      Overview: Herniation and disk bulges are common in people. Not everybody that has a disk bulge has a nerve that is being pinched by it and not ...

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      Treating patients with neck and back problems without the use of fusion involves replacing or fixing a disk that has been damaged rather than fusing ...

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    • Meningioma with Dr. Arias

      The normal anatomy of our head starts with the hair and scalp on the outside, the bony skull below, and then the brain on the inside. Between the ...

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    • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Dr. Mian

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    • Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Dr. Mian

      Parkinson’s disease is a common neurologic disorder that affects around 1% of people over the age of 65. In the United States alone, there are close ...

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    • Spinal Cord Stimulation with Dr. Mian

      One of the common clinical scenarios I encounter as a neurosurgeon is a patient who has persistent and severe pain in the back or the legs after a ...

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      You would only consider surgery if you're NOT getting better with the other therapies that are mentioned in my blog. If you are having persistent ...

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      Open back surgery can be avoided altogether when accessing the spine through the stomach. With this procedure, the disk is removed and replaced with ...

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    • What is Moyamoya? With Dr. Arias

      Moyamoya disease is a rare disease that translates to “Puff of Smoke” in Japanese. Normally, blood is taken to the brain through the internal carotid ...

      View More
    • Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Dr. Mian

      Parkinson’s disease is a common neurologic disorder that affects around 1% of people over the age of 65. In the United States alone, there are close ...

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    • Pre and Post Op Tips for Spine Surgery with Dr. Robinson

      It is important to be prepared before surgery to make sure that there is a clear understanding of which medicines can be continued and which should be ...

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    • Fusion vs Non Fusion Surgery with Dr. Robinson

      Spine surgery is a complex decision-making process. There are decompression surgeries and there are surgeries that involve both decompression and ...

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    • Pre and Post Op Tips for Spine Surgery with Dr. Robinson

      It is important to be prepared before surgery to make sure that there is a clear understanding of which medicines can be continued and which should be ...

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      Robot assisted spine surgery utilizes the good things about spinal navigation but significantly increases the accuracy of screw placement into the ...

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      The field of minimally invasive spine surgery is rapidly evolving and Robotics is one technology I utilize. This makes me more efficient in the OR ...

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    • Pre and Post Op Tips for Spine Surgery with Dr. Robinson

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      Patients that have spine tumors are often faced with a devastating diagnosis. It can be challenging for them to find out that there is something ...

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      Trigeminal neuralgia is a common neurologic disorder in which there are severe zaps of pain in the face. Patients often describe the pain as aching or ...

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