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OVERVIEW

Dr. Igor DeCastro specializes in minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques for brain and spinal cord conditions and tumors. He completed neurosurgical residency programs in both his home country of Brazil and also in the United States at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). In 1999, he was selected to participate as a research fellow in Microneurosurgery at UAMS under world-renowned neurosurgeons Gazi Yasargil, MD, and Ossama Al-Mefty, MD. During that year, Dr. DeCastro assisted Professor Yasargil in writing a special Neurosurgery paper entitled “Legacy of Microneurosurgery: Memoirs, Lessons, and Akionas” which was published in a special edition, “Men of the Century: 1950-2000.”Upon completion, Dr. DeCastro returned to Brazil to practice at the Air Force Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. There he collaborated on several papers with José Alberto Landeiro, MD, the President of the Brazilian Neurosurgical Society. Dr. DeCastro also assisted in the creation of the Microsurgical Laboratory in the Air Force Hospital. While there, he was invited to teach a Microsurgical Anatomy of the Brain course at the prestigious Cranio-Cervical Junction workshop coordinated by Professor Evandro de Oliveira, MD for the purposes of training residents from all over the world.Dr. DeCastro moved to the United States in 2004 to complete another neurosurgical residency at UAMS. During his training he had the opportunity to work under GNI’s Dr. Richard Rowe on complex spine procedures. During his second residency, Dr. DeCastro was honored as the “Resident of the Year” three times and he became the first Resident to receive the “Chris Hackler Ethics Award.” Additionally, Dr. DeCastro obtained the highest score on the Neurosurgical Boards for the last 15 years among UAMS graduates.Dr. DeCastro entered private practice in Hot Springs, AR, in 2010 where he also served as a member and Chief of Staff of St. Vincent Hospital’s Medical Executive Committee. Dr. DeCastro has always had a goal of joining a larger practice with an emphasis on academics and research. He will serve as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgey at Mercer University.
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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. De Castro's Rating
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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840 Pine St Ste 880, MacOn, GA, 31201
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5.0Office cleanliness
5.0 Courteous staff
5.0 Scheduling flexibility
840 Pine St Ste 880
MacOn, GA, 31201
18 REVIEWS
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"Excellent service"
  • January 6, 2023
"Excellent service and care from start to finish "
  • December 22, 2022
"Dr. Castro is a great doctor. I am so glad my friends recommended him to me. The staff is very nice and I enjoyed meeting them. Thank you for seeing me today. Linda Harden"
  • December 7, 2022
"The wait was short, his staff is very efficient and has compassion for the patients . The up front staff is fast and courteous checking in and out but the doctor…. He is SUPERB, EXCELLENT, COMPETENT, COMMITTED to helping you feel better, untouchable knowledge and Amazing bedside manner!! "
  • December 7, 2022
"Dr DeCastro sets the standard for medical professionals. He and his staff are thorough and caring. I totally trust them with my medical needs. "
  • October 1, 2022
"Dr.De Castro is great! I absolutely love him! "
  • July 21, 2022
"Dr DeCastro is an amazing doctor! He done a Chiari malformation decompression surgery on me in March. He was so caring and his staff is also. Today I had a check up and was sick while I was there. One of the ladies called me about 2 hours after I left just to check on me and make sure I was feeling better. I highly recommend him and his staff!"
  • May 25, 2022
"Busy and friendly. He came in the room, told me it was not a fabrication, that we were going to try injections and see how that works. I have no complaints."
  • May 17, 2022
"What a great group of professionals all the way around! Everyone I dealt with before and after my surgery were very professional and courteous. Dr. De Castro is extremely knowledgeable, caring and professional. He took the time to answer all my questions and listen to my concerns. Thank you for taking such good care of me!!"
  • April 13, 2022
"All my visits before and after my surgery was very professional and friendly. I was treated with respect from him and his staff. Thank you!!"
  • March 10, 2022
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LOCATIONS

840 Pine St Ste 880
MacOn,GA,31201
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Medicaid Accepted
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Macon,GA,31217
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400 Charter Blvd
Macon,GA,31210
Georgia Neurosurgical Institute Outpatient Surgery Center
840 Pine St Ste 810
Macon,GA,31201
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
TeamHealth
Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center
777 Hemlock St
Macon,GA,31201

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Universidade Federal Fluminense (Uff) Faculdade De Medicina
Graduated 1995
University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (63)

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  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Qualchoice Statewide Network
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Motor Vehicle (NJ)
  • Cigna POS
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Workers Compensation
  • Aetna POS
  • Medicare
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Macon HMOx
  • Alliant Health Plan
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Blue Open Access POS Plus - GA
  • GA Ambetter
  • Georgia
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Pathway X HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Anthem Pathway X Guided Access HMO
  • BCBS GA Anthem Pathway X Guided Access Tiered
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente Georgia
  • Kaiser Permanente Signature HMO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Oscar GA Employee Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • BCBS GA Pathway HMO

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