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Dr. Garces is a highly trained and experienced neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the brain and spine. She is committed to providing her patients the most advanced and comprehensive care to get them back to doing what they enjoy at the earliest.

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Dr. Garces Neurosurgeon

Dr. Garces completed her doctor of medicine with from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She then went on to pursue a neurosurgery residency and was the chief resident at the Tulane Medical Center/Ochsner Medical Center. She then completed a complex spine and adult deformity surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia Neurosurgery Dept.

  • Brain Pathology

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

      Traumatic Brain Injury

      Traumatic brain injuries occur when a sudden trauma, such as a violent blow or jolt to the head, causes brain damage. The causes of traumatic brain injuries are diverse... Read More

    • Brain Tumor

      Brain Tumor

      A brain tumor is the growth of abnormal cells in the brain. When most normal cells grow old or get damaged, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong... Read More

    • Congenital Brain Defects

      Congenital Brain Defects

      Congenital brain defects are anomalies in the brain that are present at birth. There are different types of such defects, and their symptoms can greatly vary in severity depending on the type of defect... Read More

  • Spine Pathology

    • Scoliosis

      Scoliosis

      Scoliosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal curvature of the spine that causes a deviation to one side. It causes a physical deformity, making the spine... Read More

    • Neck Pain

      Neck Pain

      The most common cause of neck pain is injury to the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments or nerves) or prolonged wear and tear. Traumatic accidents or falls and contact sports... Read More

    • Lower Back Pain

      Lower Back Pain

      One of the common causes of low back pain is a low back strain. Low back strain or lumbar strain occurs when the muscle or the tendon in the lower back gets stretched or torn. It is caused by lifting heavy objects... Read More

Non-Surgical Solutions

Back pain can be resolved without surgery in most cases

The conservative treatments for back pain involve the use of pain medications and other methods to reduce inflammation and restore normal function. Usually, some self-care methods and medications can help to overcome back pain, but if pain and inflammation persist over 72 hours, it is necessary to consult your physician. Your care at home can involve rest, ice or hot compress, special exercises, or medications. Certain non-invasive treatments such as spinal manipulation, acupuncture, biofeedback, traction, TENS etc may also help relieve pain.

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is the latest technology available to perform spinal surgeries through small, less than one-inch-long incisions. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through such small incisions. MISS is aimed at minimizing damage to the muscles and surrounding structures. It possesses numerous benefits over the traditional spine surgery such as small surgery scars, reduced risk of infections, less blood loss during the surgery, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and quicker return to work and normal activities.

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    I came to her for a second opinion after a botched surgery with another neurosurgeon in town. Thaankfully she fixed me. I've been able to return to work and to take care of my kids again. Thank you.

  • Rosalyn Harris
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    I’ve thanked you many times already but it doesn’t feel like enough for the relief you brought me. My surgery went smoothly, you made sure to calm my anxiety by answering all of my many questions and educating me on the process. I feel much more confident and active in my life thanks to you!

  • Brian Ingram
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    Dr.Garces relieved back pain that I have been dealing with for years. I’ve had 2 previous surgeries and have had very little to no relief, but after surgery performed by her and her team I feel better than I have in years.

  • Sarah A
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    I had lived with my pain for so long, why hadn't I come to see Dr. Garces sooner? She explained everything, walked me through the process, and did a wonderful job.

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    I am lucky to have her. Dr. Garces took great care of me after my car accident. My surgery went great!

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    Dr. Garces spent time with me and made me feel comfortable and heard. I’ve been to many doctors before and she is hands down my favorite! Surgery went well, my pain is gone. I recommend her highly.

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    How can I thank you? Not just for your professional skills but for the thought and concern you displayed while treating me.

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Huntington, WV 25702

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