Dr. Aizik Wolf, Medical Director of the Miami Neuroscience Center, was recently interviewed by Miami Empresarial Magazine. Here, he explains how the non-invasive outpatient Gamma Knife treatment can give hope to patients with larger and more complex tumors. You can read the full article here: http://miamiempresarial.net/special-section-health-care-wellness-july-2013/.
By: Maria Alejandra Pulgar
When we talk about the brain, in particular brain surgery, it is like the twilight zone, a place where only those really bold dare to enter. Neurosurgeons are that kind of people. They take as a mission to restore people’s quality of life by doing surgery on the most complex organ of the body. Brain tumors, being them benign or cancerous, used to be a death sentence or, if operable, the chance where people risked their lives by undergoing very invasive surgeries. Nowadays there is a safer alternative: Gamma Knife© Stereotactic Surgery. Dr. Aizik Wolf, Chief Neurosurgeon at Miami Neuroscience Center explained the advantages of this advanced technique on the treatment of many kinds of brain diseases.
MIAMI- Wednesday, March 20, 2013 –Brain Tumors do not discriminate. Brain Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Children’s Cancer-Related Deaths in the United States.
A recent study by the American Brain Tumor Association revealed that brain-specific tumors are a risk at any age, but are statistically more frequent in children and older adults. Metastatic brain tumors – those that begin as a cancer elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain – are more common in adults than children. News of television icon Valerie Harper’s diagnosis has renewed interest in the devastating diagnosis of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis. Understanding the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one is diagnosed could make all the difference in battling the challenging disease.
MIAMI, Nov. 6, 2012 — /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ — Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award this year is Dr. Aizik Wolf.
In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012.
Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients’ Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.
Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin is a proud sponsor of The Dominican Healthcare Association, Inc. The DOHCAF celebrated their second annual Health Care Congress on Saturday, October 20, 2012. The event was held at the Conference Center of the Americas at the Historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. It was attended by 65 physicians, healthcare providers, businesses and the community as well as many industry leaders. Dr. Aizik Wolf was one of the guest speakers giving a lecture on Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of various neurological diseases. He gave a brief keynote speech describing his use of the technique and its advantages. This year the congress was a great success thanks to all the physicians, businesses and individual that participated.