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September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month! Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD, shares what YOU Need to Know About Aneurysms

Every year, Barrow treats more than 200 cases of aneurysm and is widely considered the center of choice when it comes to complex aneurysm treatment. As September shines a spotlight on aneurysm awareness, Barrow neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD, imparts his knowledge and expertise about aneurysm prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, including the cutting-edge options Barrow […]

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Dr. Andrew Ducruet Visits Sonoran Living TV to Discuss Stroke Intervention

Only one in four people recognize the signs of stroke because symptoms are not always easy to identify.  However, getting help quickly is key! Dr. Andrew Ducruet, an Endovascular Neurosurgeon at Barrow Brain and Spine, appeared on ABC 15’s Sonoran Living TV to share valuable stroke intervention tips with viewers. He also spoke about the […]

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Watch Patient Jon Crooker Share How A Second Opinion from Barrow Changed His Life for the Better

There is nothing worse than going through several spine surgeries and coming out with no pain relief. For Jon Crooker, that is exactly what happened. His chronic spine pain was impacting his work life and also preventing him from enjoying one of his favorite hobbies — raising and showing Welsh Cardigans. However, after seeking a […]

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Watch Dr. Luis M. Tumialán Explain, What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Nearly 95 percent of the surgeries Barrow Neurosurgeon Luis M. Tumialán, MD, performs are minimally invasive. In fact, the Barrow Brain and Spine team has the most collective experience in the Southwest in terms of complex spine and minimally invasive surgery volume  — with life-changing results for patients! Why is minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) such a […]

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Pain-Free for the First Time in over 30 Years, Barrow Patient Carolyn Koll Learns It’s Never too Late to Enjoy Life

For Carolyn Koll, 73, the chronic pain in her spine began in the 1980s with a herniated L5 disk that escalated over time into unrelated cervical issues. The result? Decades of discomfort that always seemed just one treatment or surgery away from total relief. Although Carolyn had a procedure in the late 1990s to address […]

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