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Seattle Science Foundation Fellows Course 2019

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.

Neurosurgery Fellowship at Pacific Neuroscience Institute

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.

Pamela Shavaun Scott displays the 3D brain printing that saved her life

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.

ONS Members Share Resources, Experiences With Philippine Colleagues

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.

PNI neurosurgery educational partnership with Fudan University

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.

Brain and Pituitary Surgeons Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian (lt) and Dr. Sheri Palejwalla (rt)

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.

Puerto Montt

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.