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Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 47

  

Dr. Igor DeCastro, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, microsurgery, and more.


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(478) 743-7092

Dr. DeCastro accepts the following insurance:

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
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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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

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

Languages

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. DeCastro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeCastro

3.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr DeCastro was referred to me by a friend in Macon, GA. I was skeptical of another neurosurgery because I had already had two and did not have any space in my neck for a third one. I had seen doctors in Atlanta and was not comfortable with their diagnosis. Dr DeCastro was able to look at a...Read More
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My dad is 85 years old and had spinal stenosis at L3,4 and 5. 2 other MDs told him he would have to undergo extensive back surgery to get relief. When I talked to Dr. DeCastro, it was a different story. His understanding and compassion for my elderly dad was incredibly refreshing. Not to mention,...Read More
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Dr. DeCastro is amazing! Not only do I work for him in the operating room as his RN, I am also a patient. Dr. DeCastro performed a lumbar fusion TLIF with Mazor on me last year. Before that I could barely walk due to severe back and leg pain. Now, I am pain free and more active than ever. He...Read More
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Dr. DeCastro is very caring with a GREAT bedside manner. He took his time to listen to me, he reviewed my past medical history before I was seen and had a good understanding of my issues. He did not rush me in and out. I highly recommend him to any one needing a neurosurgeon.
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MY RESPONSE TO AN INVITATION TO THE PAYIENT PORTAL FOR THIS FACILITY: Please do not contact me again. When I phoned your facility for an initial appointment I was thrilled that FINALLY there was someone who could provide some relief for my daily SI joint dysfunction and sciatica. Though your...Read More
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