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May 22, 2019

Seattle Science Foundation TV: Endoscopic Assisted Keyhole Approaches For Brain Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Keyhole surgery is the concept of safely removing brain, skull base and pituitary tumors through smaller, more precise openings that minimize collateral damage to surrounding scalp, brain, blood vessels and nerves. A majority of these tumors can now be removed via one of the several keyhole approaches available nowadays, using a small craniotomy (bony skull opening) or an approach through the nostrils. These approaches are technically demanding, require specialized instrumentation, significant surgical expertise and are not appropriate for all tumors. Find out more.

The Doctors
May 15, 2019

Patient Story: When A Pimple Was Actually Skin Cancer

by Zara Jethani

In this incredible story about a remarkable patient, which aired on “The Doctors”, what looked like a tiny pimple on a patient’s nose, turned out to be a very deeply seated cancer. Her dermatologist referred her to Dr. Kian Karimi. What happened next will shock you.

La Odisea 2019
Dr. Kesari with two peers
Dr. Kesari at "The Duke" Awards 2019
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Dr. Santosh Kesari holding an award
Dr. Santosh Kesari and Kirk Cameron
Dr. Santosh Kesari and Rick Muchow
"The Duke" Awards 2019
Dr. Santosh Kesari at "The Duke" awards
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an award ceremony
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an award ceremony
Doctors O'Day, Kelly and Kesari
Dr. Santosh Kesari at an awards ceremony
May 8, 2019

Professional Spotlight: Dr. Santosh Kesari Awarded “The Duke” at 34th Annual Odyssey Ball

by Guest Author

The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary (JWCIA) honored neurologist and neuro-oncologist Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, with "The Duke" Special Service Award, and philanthropist and President of Premier Girls Fastpitch Dan Hay with the Generation of Hope Award, at La Odisea, the 34th Odyssey Ball on May 4, 2019. Read more.

John Singleton
May 7, 2019

John Singleton: What Causes a Stroke?

by Guest Author

Director, John Singleton’s death from a stroke at the age of 51 shocked and saddened fans and celebrities. Dr. Jason Tarpley talks about causes. Read more.

May 3, 2019

Brain Matters: Dementia Caused By Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Can Be Reversible

by Garni Barkhoudarian

A small percentage of patients with dementia may have a brain condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. The good news is that with the appropriate interventions, the dementia can be reversible. Learn more.

Rich Muchow at Saddleback Church
May 1, 2019

Patient Story: Making an Impact in Glioblastoma Treatment

by Guest Author

The research arm at Pacific Neuroscience Institute confronts some of medicine’s biggest brain tumor challenges. Read this story about glioblastoma and the innovative clinical trial treatment a patient received.

Last updated: August 2nd, 2019