Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon Presents at the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Research Forum

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Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, MSc presented an abstract at the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 26th Annual Surgical Research Forum.

The title of this abstract was: Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression for the Treatment of Atypical Facial Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients, written by Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon in collaboration with Aizik Wolf, MD, AANS, FAANS; Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, and Jose E. Valerio, MD, FAANS, from the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin.IMG_6360

 

 

Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon’s presentation was one of the thirteen abstracts chosen by the Council of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons from a number of works submitted by researchers throughout South Florida.

 

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This year, the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons has conducted its 26th Annual Fellow, Resident & Medical Student Surgical Research Forum on April 30, 2015 at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami.

 

Dr. Valerio Presents at teh AANS/CNS Section On Tumors 11th Biennial Satellite Symposium

Tumor Section LogoLast May, 2015, Dr. Jose Valerio, from the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin, spoke at the the 11th Biennial Satellite Symposium of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors, which took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
For 2015, the meeting theme was Technological Developments in Neuro-oncology. Attendees had the opportunity to attend lectures, discussions and symposiums, all centered on cutting-edge technical innovation and management of tumors.
The AANS/CNS Section on Tumors organized a scientific program in which the most recent advances in tumor therapy were presented, including clinical updates, translational studies, and basic science neuro-oncology research.

Valerio i WashingtonA central part of the meeting was the peer-reviewed oral and poster presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. In this section, Jose Valerio, MD, FAANS presented the abstract titled “Efficacy of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma in AIDS Patients,” written in collaboration with Aizik Wolf, MD, Sammie Coy, PhD, and Andres Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, MSC.

Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon Presents at the SNS 2015 Annual Meeting

Alvarez-Pinzon3Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, PhD, presented three important abstracts at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, which was held on March 25–28, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. This is the 3rd most important conference in the United States for neurosurgeons.

For some time prior to 1949, a group of neurosurgeons in the mid-South had exhibited interest in the prospect of meeting informally once or twice yearly to discuss mutual clinical and technical problems.

Under the stimulus of Dr. R. Eustace Semmes, therefore, in November of 1949, invitations were sent to some fifty neurosurgeons to meet in Memphis to discuss the formation of the group. On November 29, 1949, twenty-three of the founding group met in Memphis for the first organizational scientific meeting. Since then, the Southern Neurosurgical Society has met every year for 66 years in a row.

Alvarez-Pinzon2This 2015 meeting was planned through an interactive program with an emphasis on updates on the advances in treatment of epilepsy, tumors, aneurysms, and complex spine disorders. It also hosted a session with an in-depth look at the neurosurgical quality and outcomes database; neurosurgery in the military; and the latest changes in Washington that affect the Society members.

The titles of the three abstracts presented by Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon at this important meeting are:

  • Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression for the Treatment of Atypical Facial Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression for the Treatment of Drug Resistant Trigeminal Neuralgia in Multiple Sclerosis Patients
  • Retrospective, Single-center Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma in Immunosuppressive Patients
  • Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, PhD; Jose E. Valerio, MD, FAANS; Marcos Sanchez – Gonzalez, MD, PhD; Aizik Wolf, MD, AANS, FAANS Viability of Second Gamma Knife Radiosurgery vs Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression for Secondary Trigeminal Neuralgia

Alvarez-Pinzon1Dr. Alvarez-Pinzon wrote these abstracts in collaboration with Dr. Aizik Wolf, Dr. Marcos Sanchez – Gonzalez, and Dr. Jose E. Valerio, from the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin.

Gamma Knife Procedure Highlighted in Guatemala Medical Newspaper

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Vida Médica medical newspaper from Guatemala has published an article about the Gamma Knife procedure applied at the Miami Neuroscience Center in its May 2015 issue. The article highlights the vast success of the MNC in its 7,000 procedures since 1993 and the great advantages of this treatment.

 

 

 

 

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Artículo sobre el Gamma Knife del MNC en periódico médico de Guatemala

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El períodico médico Vida Médica, en su entrega de mayo de 2015, publicó un amplio artículo sobre el procedimiento Gamma Knife llevado a cabo en el Miami Neuroscience Center. El artículo destaca el éxito de los 7,000 procedimientos llevados a cabo desde 1993, las grandes ventajas del procedimiento y la relevancia de su aplicación por el Miami Neuroscience Center en todo EE.UU. e internacionalmente.

 

 

 

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