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Dive into the inner workings of the human brain on Brain Buzz, an exciting monthly podcast exploring the rapidly evolving world of neuroscience. Join Dr. Kimon Bekelis, a leading neurosurgeon and researcher, as he breaks down complex topics into understandable terms. Dr. Bekelis will satisfy your curiosity about all things neuro.

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United States

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Dive into the inner workings of the human brain on Brain Buzz, an exciting monthly podcast exploring the rapidly evolving world of neuroscience. Join Dr. Kimon Bekelis, a leading neurosurgeon and researcher, as he breaks down complex topics into understandable terms. Dr. Bekelis will satisfy your curiosity about all things neuro.

Language:

English


Episodes

How we did we get here?: The story of our journey to the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center

2/23/2024
Watch Dr. Kimon Bekelis and Jason Wallen discuss how they built the premier destination for stroke and brain aneurysm care on Long Island. They reminisce on how they started this program in a hospital without stroke certification and how by changing the culture and achieving superior results they were able to establish the strongest team of dedicated professionals.

Duration:00:41:59

Diet and Brain Health: Featuring Dr. David D'Agate

1/18/2024
Watch Dr. Kimon Bekelis and Jason Wallen discuss the fascinating world of neuroscience and brain health. In this month's episode we are joined by Dr. David D'Agate, a preventative cardiologist, to explore the link between diet and brain health. We focus on risk factors and prevention and focus on specific diets including the MIND diet, the paleo and keto diets. Lastly, we discuss popular weight loss medications, such as Ozempic and Mounjaro.

Duration:00:57:07

What's that sound? Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) , what you need to know

12/28/2023
In this month's episode we explore Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) or pseudo tumor, a very common cause of headaches. We focus on risk factors, prevention and treatment options including shunting and venous stenting.

Duration:00:20:46

Untangling the Knot: Insights into Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)

11/23/2023
Dive into the fascinating realm of neurovascular health with our latest episode of "Brain Waves" as we unravel the mysteries surrounding Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Hosted by Dr. Kimon Bekelis, our expert neurosurgeon, and co-hosted by Jason Wallen, a dedicated patient advocate, this episode takes you on a journey through the intricacies of AVMs. In this illuminating podcast, we explore what AVMs are, shedding light on their formation, symptoms, and the potential risks they pose. Dr. Bekelis provides invaluable insights into the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment options, demystifying the complex world of neurovascular conditions.

Duration:00:26:34

Unraveling Carotid Artery Disease: Prevention, Treatment, and Post-Care Insights

10/26/2023
Join us in this insightful episode of "Brain Buzz" as we delve deep into the world of carotid artery disease, one of the major reversible causes of stroke. Dr. Kimon Bekelis, our host and expert neurosurgeon, and Jason Wallen, our co-host and passionate patient advocate, team up with Dr. Javaad Ahmad, a renowned neuro intensivist at the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center to explore the intricacies of this vascular condition that can silently threaten your health. Discover the latest advances in the treatment of carotid artery disease, from medications to surgical options. We share invaluable insights into the steps you should take to prevent a stroke from carotid disease and ensure a smooth recovery after carotid disease treatment.

Duration:00:33:43

Brain Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

9/21/2023
In this episode of Brain Buzz, your hosts Dr. Kimon Bekelis, a renowned neurosurgeon specializing in endovascular neurosurgery, and Jason Wallen, a passionate patient advocate, shed light on the world of brain aneurysms. They delve into the intricacies of brain aneurysms, discussing what they are, potential risks, identifying signs, and exploring treatment options. The episode also highlights the significance of proactive prevention and advocacy to empower patients and the community. Join the conversation and arm yourself with knowledge about this critical aspect of neurovascular health.

Duration:00:46:08

Understanding Stroke

8/18/2023
Episode 1 Notes: Understanding StrokeHosts: In this debut episode, hosts Dr. Kimon Bekelis and Jason Wallen kick off the podcast by diving into the topic of stroke. They define what a stroke is and explain the different types, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Dr. Bekelis walks the listener through common stroke risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, etc. He offers advice on how to reduce your risk through lifestyle changes. Dr. Bekelis discusses the latest advancements in stroke treatment such as TNK, tPA, and mechanical thrombectomy. He also discusses the importance of getting to the hospital fast. Closing this first episode Dr Bekelis and Jason talk about the psychological impact of stroke, resources for patients and caregivers, and what to expect during recovery.

Duration:00:43:26