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Why Pacific Neuroscience Institute?

A Unique Experience

We provide a unique combination of highly specialized and experienced medical professionals, leading-edge technology and a personalized compassionate approach that puts our patients first.

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute provides state-of-the-art care with a focus on minimally invasive surgical and interventional techniques, as well as novel targeted therapies that aim to restore and maintain quality of life. In collaboration with the Saint John’s Cancer Institute, PNI is also focused on translational research and clinical trials as well as fellowship education and continuing medical education. Our physicians work side by side with our scientists to formulate real-time personalized treatments and therapies for our patients ensuring that they are receiving the highest and most advanced levels of care.

What Makes PNI Stand Out

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    We have a highly experienced team of physician specialists with decades of experience who work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive personalized approach for each patient. In designing a treatment plan, our number one goal is maintaining or restoring our patients’ quality of life and functional status. We take great pride in our patient relationships and the time spent with them.

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    Many of our physicians and researchers are leaders in their respective fields of neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, interventional neuroradiology, head & neck surgery, endocrinology, and behavioral health including psychiatry and neuropsychology. They are actively involved in teaching other doctors the latest techniques and trends in the neurosciences at national and international conferences and are involved in fellowship training and student education. Because of their expertise, our PNI physicians treat patients with the most challenging of conditions, including many with prior treatments and those who have been deemed too challenging or “non-operative”.

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    Advanced treatments for neurological disorders through research

    We are working hard to advance treatment options for patients with brain, skull base and pituitary tumors, stroke, hydrocephalus, facial pain syndromes, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, autoimmune disease, and addiction through innovative research, clinical trials and tumor genetic profiling. For example, within our Brain Tumor and Pituitary Disorders Centers, our physicians have an extensive publication track record on many aspects of brain, skull base and pituitary tumor care and research, demonstrating their long-term commitment to improving outcomes with these challenging problems.

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    Minimally Invasive Keyhole Surgery

    For patients who need surgical removal of a brain or skull base tumor, our neurosurgeons and head & neck surgeons (ENT) are at the forefront of minimally invasive keyhole and endoscopic endonasal surgical approaches while also having decades of experience with conventional surgical approaches. This broad expertise allows our surgeons to provide the most optimal surgical approach for each patient.

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    Provide leading-edge personalized care

    Our team of physician specialists, who together have decades of experience, work closely and collaboratively to provide a comprehensive personalized approach for each patient. We aim to educate our patients about their specific disorder and what their treatment options are. Ultimately, we want to empower our patients and their families to make informed decisions about their treatment options. We offer psycho-social support with an on-site social worker, cancer psychiatry services and patient support groups.

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    State-of-the-Art Hospital & Technology

    PNI physicians practice at award-winning hospitals, Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA. We have state-of-the-art neurosurgical operative suites dedicated to endoscopic and microscopic minimally invasive keyhole brain tumor surgery, as well as neuro-interventional suites and intensive care units.

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    We educate fellow physicians, visiting fellows, and students on the latest developments in the clinical neurosciences. Through Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, national and international symposia, and our neurosurgical and neuro-oncology fellowship training programs, our physicians are educating the current and next generations of clinicians about the latest techniques and technology for neurological disorders.

For all these reasons and more, PNI is a place you can believe in.