Peruvian Neurosurgical Society Membership

The Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin congratulates Dr. Aizik Wolf on being named an honorary member of the Peruvian Neurosurgical Society! Patients from countries all over the world, including Peru, travel to the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin for Gamma Knife and other neurosurgical treatments.0001

Miami Neuroscience Center Team Published in FLANC International Magazine.

Larkin Community Hospital congratulates the Miami Neuroscience Center team on their two recent publications in the Spanish-language scientific journal, Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Neurocirugía (FLANC).


The publications were coauthored by Drs. Jose E. Valerio, Neurosurgical Oncologist, Andres Alvarez-Pinzon, Neuro-Oncology Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sammie Coy, Neuro-Physicist and Aizik Wolf, Medical Director.

The first publication was a case report entitled, Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoid approach for resection of suprasellar hemorrhagic mass after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: Case Report. To read the full text, please visit


The second publication was about outcomes and experience with subdural peritoneal shunts in the management of subdural hematoma. To read the full text, please visit

The Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin offers treatment of brain tumors with Gamma Knife, a non-invasive neurosurgical tool. This year, the MNC team has presented more than 20 clinical studies on the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, brain metastases, and other central nervous system disorders. The Miami Neuroscience Center team is passionate about improving the quality of life of patients and providing the very best treatment options.

Miami Neuroscience Center and Larkin Community Hospital Participate in Important Pain Medicine Meeting


Congratulations to our team at the Miami Neuroscience Center and the Larkin Community Hospital Anesthesiology Department on participating in the 14th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting. The conference was held by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Miami Beach on November 19th to 21st.

Our team was represented by Drs. Luciana Curia, Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, Jose Valerio, Juan Cucalon, Norvan Vartevan and  Aizik Wolf. Over 1,000 physicians from around the world participated in the meeting to learn about new skills and research in Pain Medicine.

Our team’s presentations were:

  1. Efficacy of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and Retrogasserian balloon compression in Trigeminal Neuralgia refractory for prior Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
  2. Outcomes after Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of Intractable Facial Pain from Trigeminal Neuralgia in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
  3. Prospective, observational, clinical study evaluating the efficacy of percutaneous Retrogasserian balloon compression for the treatment of primary Trigeminal Neuralgia.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) was founded in 1923 and reborn in 1975. It is the largest subspecialty medical society in anesthesiology with approximately 4,000 members including physicians and scientists from around the world. To learn more, please visit

Acoustic Neuroma Support Group





Please plan to join us at the next meeting of your Acoustic Neuroma Support Group. We welcome you to learn about the latest treatment options, to network with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support.



Sunday, December 6, 2015

2:00 p.m.



Larkin Community Hospital

School of Nursing Building

Third floor

6140 SW 70th Street

Miami, FL 33143



  • Meet and Greet
  • Caring and Sharing



Jeannie Silver, Local Support Group Leader/Facilitator

Phone 305-608-1103 or Email:


The meeting will be facilitated by Jeannie Silver, a post-treatment acoustic neuroma patient.


Who should attend? Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.


Benefits of attending a local support group include communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common acoustic neuroma experience; sharing information on dealing with specific problems overcoming handicaps and reassuring others that better times lie ahead; educating and informing each other about the latest acoustic neuroma topics of interest; and providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment. This helps in reducing the isolation and loneliness that many acoustic neuroma patients feel.


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The mission of ANA is to inform, educate and provide national and local support networks for those affected by acoustic neuromas, and to be an essential resource for health care professionals who treat acoustic neuroma patients.

Miami Neuroscience Center Team Presents at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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The Miami Neuroscience Center congratulates the team on another successful presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), which took place on September 26-30th in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Jose E. Valerio gave a podium presentation on the “Viability of Second Gamma Knife Radiosurgery vs. Percutaneous Retrogasserian Balloon Compression for Primary Trigeminal Neuralgia” coauthored by Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon, MD, MSc, PhD(c), Sam Coy, PhD, Marcos Sanchez Gonzalez, MD, PhD, and Aizik L. Wolf, MD.

The team also created two poster presentations on
“Clinical Outcomes of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Primary Treatment of Patients with High-grade Glioma” and a “Retrospective, Single Center Study Evaluating the Efficacy of GK in Primary CNS Lymphoma in HIV Patients.”

To download the meeting program, please click here.

To learn more about the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, please visit