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March 5, 2021

PNI’s 2020 Year-in-Review & What To Expect in 2021

by Zara Jethani

PNI’s Year-in-Review 2020 was, despite the pandemic, a strong year for clinical care delivered by PNI providers with multiple milestones being achieved.  We’ve entered 2021 with a deep commitment to treating our patients at our ten centers of excellence, doing groundbreaking research, providing innovative clinical...

August 7, 2020

Neurology and Neurosurgery High Performance Recognized at Providence Hospitals and Affiliates

by Zara Jethani

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Ten Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliated partners in Los Angeles and Orange counties earned recognition on July 28, 2020, from U.S. News & World Report. With approximately 415 acute care hospitals in California, the 10...

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February 10, 2019

Is It Possible To Kick-Start Brain Cell Growth?

by Zara Jethani

Electrical stimulation therapy may have a big impact on brain health and recovery in patients with mood disorders, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.

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January 8, 2019

Essential Tremor Clinical Trial Opens at Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Giselle Tamula

The Pacific Movement Disorders Center team is excited to announce that we are one of the sites participating in the PROSPECT trial from Cala Health, a three month study for people who have mild to severe essential tremor. The trial is open for patient enrollment.

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December 31, 2018

Promising results seen from deep brain stimulation in combat Veteran with treatment-resistant PTSD

by Guest Author

Promising results seen from deep brain stimulation in combat Veteran with treatment-resistant PTSD when treated by restorative neurosurgeon Dr. JP Langevin.

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January 21, 2018

VA Greater Los Angeles Successfully Implants Device To Detect Seizures

by Guest Author

Doctors at VA West Los Angeles Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECOE) successfully completed a surgery that involved implanting a device to detect and stop seizures.

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September 5, 2017

Be Aware of Dystonia in September

by Melita Petrossian

This month, the Pacific Movement Disorders Center is focused on boosting awareness of dystonia. Take an in-depth tour of dystonia and find out what you need to know about this group of neurological disorders.

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June 16, 2017

What is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery and How Can It Help?

by Jean-Philippe Langevin

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat people with symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or essential tremor.

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January 10, 2017

4 Factors for Successful Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders

by Jean-Philippe Langevin

Getting the Best Results from Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery can improve the quality of life of patients suffering from various movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Undergoing surgery is an important and personal decision in the patient’s...

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December 21, 2016

Cervical Dystonia: A Pain in the Neck

by Melita Petrossian

Many of our patients tell us that prior to being seen by us, their symptoms were dismissed by physicians or other providers.

Last updated: September 25th, 2020