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.
What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Take a look behind the scenes and follow a young doctor through his day as a neurosurgery fellow in a busy practice at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California.
Going from aerospace engineering to eye surgery, Dr. Howard R. Krauss is a surgical neuro-ophthalmologist. Hear him explain what that is and how this specialized skill can help patients with tumors affecting the eye and vision.
The development of 3D printing, 3D imaging, and HD imaging, has brought the highest quality in imaging modalities to the field of neurosurgery. 3D renders and models can be used in diagnosis and planning stages of treatment and care for conditions such as brain tumors, skull base or pituitary tumors, and facial pain syndromes. Learn more.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute & The Ohio State University Surgeons Host Master Class in Keyhole & Endoscopic Brain Surgery in January 2019. Find out more and surgeons can register now.
Cancers are never confined by borders. For most disease types, the ones seen in clinics and institutions throughout the United States are the same found in other first-, second-, and third-world countries. The realities facing cancer, treatments, and patient outcomes are often challenging to address no matter where you live, and it’s one of the many common threads that tie oncology professionals together the world over. Read about the unique challenges faced in The Philippines.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s neurosurgery educational partnership exchange with Fudan University in Shanghai, China moves to the next level with a new live stream videoconference. Learn how this program is bringing minimally invasive endoscopic surgery knowledge across the globe.
It has been an exciting time for pituitary surgeons specializing in pituitary and skull base care with back-to-back meetings in San Diego, California. Here are some PNI highlights from the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) & International Society for Pituitary Surgeons (ISPS) Annual Meetings, 2018.
The past year at Pacific Neuroscience Institute was one of amazing growth and transformational milestones. Read about what we have accomplished and what lies ahead in 2018 including a new clinic and novel clinical trials.
Over the past decade, the neurosurgeons at Pacific Neuroscience Institute have made it a priority to train the next generation of neurosurgeons. Read about an international fellow’s experience in the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Fellowship & Research Program at PNI.