4.0 based on 23 reviewsView this provider's reviews
Patient satisfaction ratings and reviews are based on personal opinions. Before you choose any doctor you should take into account their background, training, specialized experience AND their patient satisfaction to ensure they are the right fit for you.
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
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."
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."
Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
0 Board Certifications
Dr. DeCastro does not have any board certifications listed.