Arnold-Chiari Malformation Severely Impairs Patients’ Quality of Life
In 1 per 1,000 births, a baby will be born with a medical condition known as the Arnold-Chiari Malformation or a deformation of the skull. It is characterized by frequent headaches, difficulty in swallowing, dizziness and/or vertigo, numb and tingling hands and feet, facial pain, abnormal/rapid heart rate, and in severe cases even difficulty in breathing and paralysis. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the condition. However, a talented neurosurgeon like Dr. Joseph Yazdi can perform surgery to reduce clinical symptoms and improve the quality of life. An experienced surgeon who is also a member of the SMISS (Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery), Dr. Joseph Yazdi is also a surgery expert on several other areas like vascular lesions, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and hydrocephalus (a severe condition due to an abnormal amount of spinal fluid in the brain).
Educational Background of Dr. Joseph Yazdi
Dr. Joseph Yazdi received his Bachelor of Science on Zoology and Animal Biology in 1990 from the University of Maryland College Park, a public research university in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The university’s faculty often receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the Department of Homeland Security. The ambitious Joseph Yazdi then continued his medical education to earn his medical doctor degree from the famous Hahnemann University School of Medicine, which often appears in various TV shows. The Hahnemann University School of Medicine also provides specialist health care for minimally invasive robotic surgery, bloodless medicine and surgery, bone marrow transplantation as well as neurology and neurosurgery.
The Start Of Dr. Joseph Yazdi’s Private Practice
The good doctor began his private practice career in 2001 as a neurosurgeon with the Toledo Clinic, which specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Orthopedic Surgery. While at the Toledo Clinic, Dr. Joseph Yazdi treated adults as well as children with various skull and back bone conditions like tumors and vascular lesions. He also performed many different kinds of surgeries to treat trauma patients. After helping patients there for six years, he joined the HSHS Medical Group, dedicated to the Franciscan dogma of putting patients first. It was here that Dr. Joseph Yazdi perfected his surgery techniques to help patients with the Arnold-Chiari Malformation condition. He also helped patients with various spine problems with simple and complicated surgery techniques. The good doctor also performed surgery with brain and pituitary tumors, hydrocephalus, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy. Currently, the HSHS Medical Group is comprised of over one thousand doctors spread out in central and southern Illinois. Today, Dr. Joseph Yazdi is still a practicing neurosurgeon with the Tesson Heights Orthopedic and Arthroscopic Associations P.C., a well known physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic in Missouri.
Other Credentials of Dr. Joseph Yazdi
Fluent in Hebrew and Farsi, Dr. Joseph Yazdi is also a member of various organizations like the CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons), AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons), SOLAS (Society of Lateral Access Surgery) and NASS (North American Spine Society).