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College Student Anthony Veglia Miraculously Beats the Odds–Conquering a Ruptured Aneurysm!

As a 19-year-old sophomore at Northern Arizona University, Anthony Veglia’s day-to-day life consisted of classes, studying and Jiu Jitsu. Until one evening, three years ago, when the unthinkable happened. “I was leaving Jiu Jitsu and I felt a searing pain in my head that was worse than anything I had ever experienced,” recalls Anthony.  He […]

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Barrow Brain and Spine Presents the 2016 Knuckle Ball… A Pitch for Life

After Natalie Niekro unexpectedly lost her beloved father, veteran baseball pitcher Joe Niekro, to a cerebral aneurysm she wanted to help others avoid the heartache her family endured.  As the founder of The Joe Niekro Foundation, Natalie spearheads efforts across the country to spread awareness and garner support for brain aneurysm, AVM, and hemorrhagic stroke. […]

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Thank you, Dr. Zabramski!

Barrow Brain and Spine patient Nadine LeClert reached out to Dr. Joseph Zabramski, MD, recently to express her gratitude nineteen years after the skilled neurosurgeon performed three life changing surgeries for Nadine.  At a recent doctor appointment, Nadine was told by her current physician that her carotid looks “as good as if it were done […]

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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. Robert Spetzler Featured in National Geographic

Can death be a reversible process? Leading neurosurgeons and scientists are finding there may indeed be a gray zone when it comes to a patient’s transition between life and death.  A recent National Geographic article exploring the evolution of “resuscitation science” features Barrow Neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert Spetzler and his team using the drug adenosine during […]

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