Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Federal University Fluminense / Faculty Of Medicine / Center Of Medical Sciences in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery, microsurgery, and more.Read his story

840 Pine St Ste 880

Macon, GA 31201

Contact Information

(478) 743-7092

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. DeCastro performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. DeCastro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. DeCastro "Dr. Igor DeCastro offers complete neurosurgical treatment, specializing in minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques for brain and spinal cord conditions and tumors. He has completed neurosurgical residency programs in both his home country of Brazil and also in the United States at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In 1999 Dr. DeCastro was selected to participate as a research fellow in Microneurosurgery at UAMS under world-renowned neurosurgeons Gazi Yasargil, MD and Ossama Al-Mefty, MD. During that year Dr. de Castro assisted Professor Yasargil in writing a special Neurosurgery paper entitled "Legacy of Microneurosurgery: Memoirs, Lessons, and Akionas" which was published in a special edition "Men of the Century: 1950-2000". Upon completion, Dr. DeCastro returned to Brazil and began practicing at the Air Force Hospital in Rio de Janeiro where he collaborated on several papers with José Alberto Landeiro, MD, who served as President of the Brazilian Neurosurgical Society during that time. Dr. de Castro also assisted in the creation of the Microsurgical laboratory in the Air Force Hospital. While there he was invited to teach a Microsurgical Anatomy of the Brain course at the prestigious Cranio-Cervical Junction workshop coordinated by Professor Evandro de Oliveira, MD for the purposes of training residents from all over the world. Dr. de Castro moved to the United States in 2004 choosing to return to Little Rock, Arkansas to complete another neurosurgical residency at UAMS. During his second training he had the opportunity to work under GNI's Dr. Richard Rowe on complex spine procedures; he also performed several operations with Dr Yasargil. It was also during this time that Dr. DeCastro learned true minimally invasive spine techniques. During his second residency Dr. DeCastro was honored as the "Resident of the Year" three times; he was selected from among 700 residents. He also received the "Chris Hackler Ethics Award" which was the first time that honor was ever bestowed upon a Resident. Additionally, Dr. de Castro obtained the highest score on the Neurosurgical Boards for the last 15 years among the UAMS graduates. Since 2010 Dr. DeCastro has been in private practice in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he also served as an member of St. Vincent Hospital's Medical Executive Committee and as Chief of Staff for three years. Dr. DeCastro has always had a goal of joining a larger practice with an emphasis on academics and research, so he joined the practice of Georgia Neurosurgical Institute in January 2018."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. DeCastro "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."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. DeCastro does not have any board certifications listed.

76  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Low Back Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • 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
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. DeCastro has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. DeCastro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeCastro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeCastro to family and friends
23 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. DeCastro's Performance

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  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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....more
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Thanks for the great review; we appreciate your time and effort! Jean Peterson, GNI Community Relations Director

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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...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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Dr. De Castro is a great surgeon. He did my back surgery in 2012. Having pain back and I can't see him because I had to change my health insurance from one company to another. I saw Dr. De Castro at St Vincent's last year and told him I was having problems. He said just come see me and we will take...more
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