Wilson Asfora, MD

location phone (605) 328-8660
Wilson Asfora, MD - Neurosurgery

Education:

Medical School
Federal University of Pernambuco
Faculty of Medicine (Recife, Brazil)
Residency
General Surgery: Matarzazzo Hospital (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Neurosurgery: University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba, Canada
Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada)
Fellowship
General Neurosurgery: University of California (San Francisco, CA)
Radiosurgery: Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
Certifications
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Areas of Expertise

Spine
Minimally invasive cervical, thoracic and lumbar diskectomies and fusions (percutaneious pedicle screw fixation, cage technology, METRX,etc.), Artificial cervical, disks, X-stop, Kyphoplasty, Cord, intradural extramedullary and epidural tumors, Spinal arteriovenous malformations, Spine trauma - including anterior screw fixation of the odontoid, Anterior and posterior approach and state-of –the art instrumentation for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine

NeuroVascular
Aneurysms, Arteriovenous malformations, Carotid endarterectomy, EC-IC and high flow bypass

NeuroOncology
Cerebral and brain stem tumors (using stereotactic image-guided, frame and frameless systems, as well as ultrasonic aspirator and laser technology), Stereotactic brain biopsies, Pituitary tumor surgery: (through transsphenoidal, transnasal, or translabial approach utilizing microscope and endoscope, as well as transcranial), Gliadel wafer placement for brain tumors, foramen magnum meningiomas, etc.)

Radiosurgery (stereotactic focused radiation therapy)
Benign and malignant brain tumors (acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, metastatic tumors, gliomas, craniopharyngiomas, etc.), Arteriovenous malformations, Trigeminal neuralgia, Seizure disorder

Pediatrics
Craniosynostosis: craniofacial advancement and endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery, Hydrocephalus: endoscopic third ventriculostomy, VP shunts, VA shunts, LP shunts, Brain tumors, Myelomeningocele repair, Chiari malformation, Tethered cord release

Peripheral Nerves
Carpal tunnel: open, endoscopic, as well as limited-open techniques, Cubital tunnel: (decompression or transposition of ulnar nerve), Brachial plexus surgery: (tumors or trauma), thoracic outlet syndrome

Functional Neurosurgery
Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders (essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia) and depression, Pain management (malignant and nonmalignant). Dorsal column stimulation: peripheral nerve stimulation (occipital and other nerves); Synchromed infusion system, Spasticity: Synchromed infusion system and selective rhizotomy

Languages Spoken

English
Primary Practice Location

Sanford Neurosurgery and Spine Clinic

1210 W 18th Street
Suite 104
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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Hours:

M–F: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

 

Phone

(605) 328-8660

Fax

(605) 328-8661
Additional Practice Locations

Sanford Center for Spine Success

1305 W 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD  57117
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Phone

(605) 328-1550
 

Sanford Spine Center

1210 W 18th Street
Suite 103
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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Phone

(605) 328-1550
(888) 315-0876
 

Fax

(605) 328-1551