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The Face Of Neurosurgery in Denver Sep 21st, 2017

We are so excited to be included in 5280’s latest edition of local business, The Faces of Denver and Boulder.Thank you to 5280 for the opportunity to be included, and for the opportunity to share Dr.Melamed’s story. We agree, he is a TOP DOC and one of the best is Denver!!If...

Blueberries Improve Memory Sep 21st, 2017

Can blueberries improve your memory? Have you heard the old proverb ‘eating an apple a day takes the doctor away’? Well, some researchers are now saying that blueberries might be the new apple.  There has been some recent interest linking nutrition and alleviating various neurological ailments.  Today, it is not...

Dr. Melamed voted one of the best Neurosurgeons in Colorado. Sep 21st, 2017

2016 Top Doctor in 5280 MagazineOnce a year, 5280 Magazine has all the doctors in the Denver area vote for their choice of top doctors.  It is with great pride that all of us at Advanced Brain and Spine announce Dr. Itay Melamed was voted as one of the TOP Neurosurgeons...

Neurosurgical Telemedicine Sep 21st, 2017

No time to come in?  Can’t get a ride?  Live far away?We have you covered….Introducing Neurosurgical Telemedicine office visits.All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and you can visit with Dr.Melamed, one of Denver’s top Neurosurgeons for a second opinion, new consult or even follow up with...

Yoga for Brain Tumor Recovery Jan 25th, 2016

The diagnosis if a tumor is a difficult one. It is difficult for the patient and it is difficult for the family. Brain tumors can be some of the most difficult to manage and deal because of the associated neurological deficits sometimes present in addition to the actual diagnosis of...

Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery Center Dec 19th, 2014

We are very happy to introduce the new Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Surgery Center. This new center symbolizes everything we have been working to accomplish here in Denver. It is a center dedicated to advancing the field of neurosurgery into a new direction. Endoscopy has been around for...

Multi-Vitamins and Stroke Prevention Feb 5th, 2014

Nutrition in general is such a controversial topic I will usually try to stay away from such discussions. There really are no trials talking about which diet is better then others. Also there are so many variables it’s really difficult to say one diet is better then anything else. Nutritional...

Different Types of Brain Aneurysms Feb 5th, 2014

There are quite a few different types of brain aneurysms. In order to thoroughly explore all the different types of brain aneurysms, and their possible treatment options one would have to refer to several text books. However, this can serve as a quick review of some of the more common...

To Exercise or Not Oct 7th, 2013

Most people including physicians would argue that exercise is beneficial for almost anyone. However there are some studies showing that exercise can actually cause damage to a patient’s body. In the next few weeks I’d like to investigate the benefits and hazards of exercise. In this post let’s look at...

Which Brain Aneurysm Should be Treated Oct 7th, 2013

A brain aneurysm is a small out-pouching on a blood vessel. Kind of like a blister. In and of themselves they are usually asymptomatic. However, occasionally they will rupture and in doing so cause what’s called a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage. Years ago every aneurysm that presented would be treated. However the...

Antibiotic Treatment Can Help Certain Types of Back Pain Jun 15th, 2013

Back pain is one of the most common issues affecting our society. Low back pain is the fifth leading cause for office visits in the US, and at least a quarter of Americans report having back pain for at least one day in the last three months (1). Interestingly we...

Brain Aneurysms Can Affect Almost Anyone Jun 14th, 2013

Having a brain aneurysm rupture can be a very frightening event for everyone involved. Brain aneurysms can affect almost anyone. Whether you’re famous or unknown the aneurysm doesn’t care. We would like to offer our condolences and regret to all the victims of either a stroke or specifically brain aneurysms.We...