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November 30, 2015

To Smell, or Not To Smell?

by Zara Jethani

By Chester Griffiths, MD, FACSChief, Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base SurgeryPacific Brain Tumor Center “Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – Helen Keller The organ of smell is located in the roof of the nose...

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November 13, 2015

I Have a Brain Tumor. Now What? Ways to Handle a Diagnosis. (Part 2 of 2)

by Sharmyn McGraw

There are many effective treatment opinions nowadays for brain tumors and brain cancers. Sometimes staying focused on the right treatment plan for you or your loved one may involve a change of treatment plans periodically. It is normal to feel anxiety and experience the signs...

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November 12, 2015

I Have a Brain Tumor. Now What? Ways to Handle a Diagnosis. (Part 1 of 2)

by Sharmyn McGraw

One of the most difficult things to hear at your doctor’s visit is that you or someone you love has a brain tumor and/or brain cancer. It is normal to feel a whole range of emotions – disbelief, denial, shock, depression, sadness, resignation, anger and more....

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November 10, 2015

Clinical Trials: Yes or No?

by Annie Heng

Clinical trials are research studies that play a critical role in the advancement of clinical and medical knowledge about disease. Data gathered throughout a trial provides valuable insight into how to detect, prevent or treat an illness. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend...

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October 27, 2015

Traveling Internationally for Medical Care

by Daniel F. Kelly

There is a growing trend among Americans to seek affordable medical treatment options by traveling abroad for their healthcare needs. According to Patients Beyond Borders, medical travelers from the United States seek treatment for a variety of reasons including cosmetic surgery, dentistry and orthopedics, mostly...

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September 30, 2015

Welcome to the Pacific Neuroscience Institute Blog

by Daniel F. Kelly

It is a great pleasure to welcome our referring doctors, and our past, present and future patients to the Pacific Neuroscience Institute Blog. We’re thrilled to announce that internationally recognized expert Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD has joined us as the new Director of Neuro-Oncology. He will be heading...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019