Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD - Miami, FL - Neurosurgery
    There are many risk factors for stroke that you can control. Those include: high blood pressure (hypertension); atrial fibrillation; diabetes; smoking; high cholesterol; excessive use of alcohol; being overweight; and physical inactivity.

    Risk factors that you cannot change include age, race,...Read More
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD - Miami, FL - Neurosurgery
    Your doctor will consider many factors before determining if you’re a candidate for spinal surgery. One consideration is whether non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy, medications and steroid injections, can help you avoid surgery.

    If non-surgical methods do not help reduce or relieve...Read More
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD - Miami, FL - Neurosurgery
    It is vital to recognize the signs of a stroke so that you or someone with you can act quickly and call 9-1-1. Warning signs can signal that the brain is not getting the blood it needs.

    The most widely recognized symptoms of a stroke include:
    • Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs,
    ...Read More
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD - Miami, FL - Neurosurgery
    If you’re familiar with the word "stenosis" – derived from the ancient Greek term for “narrowing” - then chances are you or someone you know has health issues related to back pain. In the case of the spinal cord, stenosis refers to the narrowing of the small openings on the sides of the vertebrae called...Read More
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, MD - Miami, FL - Neurosurgery
    Back surgeries without serious complications can often be avoided with physical therapy and the guidance of rehabilitation specialists. But when neurological complications call for spinal surgery, there are minimally invasive procedures that can treat vertebral compression fractures (VCF), which...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women with a rare disorder called stiff person syndrome recovered after receiving transplants of their own stem cells, a study shows.

    Stiff person syndrome is rare neurological disease that causes stiffness of the skeletal muscles and painful...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.

    The treatment involves plac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children.

    The scientists also believe it might be possible to reduce the number of extra synapses throug...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

    The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings pub...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric disorders are less likely to commit violent crimes if they are taking antipsychotic or mood-stabilizing drugs, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 men and women in Sweden who were prescribed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone does it, but just why people yawn has remained a mystery. Now, a new study suggests that yawning might help cool an overheated brain.

    Austrian researchers found that the amount of yawning folks do varies with air temperature, with the p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that nature and nurture may be equal partners in the origins of autism.

    "This study emphasizes not only what a strong role genetics play as a cause for autism in many affected individuals, but it also reinforces the concept th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.

    All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis...Full Article