Brain Buzz

Brain Buzz

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.


January 18, 2024 57 mins

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 O...

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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.

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Dive into the fascinating world of brain health with our latest episode of "Brain Buzz" as we unravel the mysteries surrounding Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Our host and expert neurosurgeon, Dr. Kimon Bekelis, and our co-host and dedicated patient advocate, Jason Wallen, discuss why AVMs are one of the most common causes of brain bleeds in children and young adults.

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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...

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September 21, 2023 46 mins

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 preventio...

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August 18, 2023 43 mins

Episode 1 Notes: Understanding StrokeHosts:

  • Dr. Kimon Bekelis, Neurosurgeon
  • Jason Wallen, Lead Technologist and Patient Advocate

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...

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