Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, microsurgery, and more.Read his story

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. DeCastro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeCastro treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeCastro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeCastro treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeCastro treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeCastro performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. DeCastro performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. DeCastro's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
Arthritis of the Neck
Arthritis of the Spine
Bone Cancer
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Injury
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Broken Neck
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Dysplasia
Cervical Herniated Disc
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spondylitis
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Congenital Spine Disorders
Congenital Stenosis of Cervical Medullary Canal
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Hematoma
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Disorders
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Pituitary Tumor
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hematoma
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Disc Disorders
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury

About Me

Care Philosophy

Georgia Neurosurgical Institute exists to provide neurosurgical care to patients of all social conditions, treating complicated problems involving the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. We endeavor to encourage quality care, medical research, innovation, and education on a local, national and international basis.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

  • 2010
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital
    2010
  • 2000
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 1999
    Federal University Fluminense / Faculty of Medicine / Center of Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1995
    Federal University Fluminense / Faculty of Medicine / Center of Medical Sciences
    Medical School
    1995

Languages

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. DeCastro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeCastro

3.8

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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He withheld information about my father's medical condition before surgery. My father had an aneurysm that was an incidental find. This Dr did well in regards to the surgery. However, we learned after he left that my father had vascular dementia. We have lived a nightmare in the last 11 months.
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My wife had heard about Dr. DeCastro from Facebook & decided she wanted me to see him. I have had significant back issues since previous surgery several years ago at another practice. We wanted to get his opinion on whether or not anything else could be done to help my back, leg, & foot pain. Dr....Read More
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I am a patient of Dr DeCastros from Hot Springs Arkansas. I am also a RN who has worked for many years with Dr DeCastro. He is one of the best surgeons I have ever worked with, I have been an OR nurse for 25 years. Now as his patient with a minimally invasive 2 level back fusion and doing...Read More
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Dr Decastro is wonderful but his office staff/ nursing staff and medical records staff is not helpful at all and have been so rude. I feel bad for dr decastro
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This clinic never answers their phone and their message machine is always full. I have tried to call for an appointment for 3 weeks. I was able to leave 2 messages and they never called me back.
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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Rural Carrier Benefit Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthSmart
HealthSmart POS
HealthSmart PPO
Humana
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Managed Care
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Supplement PPO
UMR
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Worker's Compensation
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