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March 24, 2020

Back to Basics: Facts and FAQs About COVID-19

by Zara Jethani

It is always good to have fact-based, scientific data to inform your decisions, especially in times like these. Here are some basic questions answered, about minimizing exposure to coronavirus COVID-19. Why does washing your hands with soap help? Coronavirus needs a host to survive and...

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February 1, 2020

Is Intermittent Fasting a Good Idea?

by Daniel F. Kelly

Dr. Daniel F. Kelly’s article about intermittent fasting was featured in the Santa Monica Star. Read the article and find out if intermittment fasting is a good idea. 

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August 28, 2019

Strategies for Maximizing Tumor Removal and Gland Preservation for Pituitary Adenomas and Rathke’s Cleft Cysts

by Guest Author

Dr. Daniel Kelly Presents Strategies for Maximizing Tumor Removal and Gland Preservation for Pituitary Adenomas and Rathke's Cleft Cysts. Find out more.

Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery
Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery
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Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery
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August 25, 2019

Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery was held at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. The course video playlist is now available.

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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.

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April 1, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgery Fellow

by Mahyar Pakizegee

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.

February 18, 2019

Dr. Howard Krauss: How I became a Neuro-Ophthalmologist

by Zara Jethani

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.

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December 16, 2018

The Rise of 3D Technology in Neurosurgery

by Mahyar Pakizegee

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.

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October 10, 2018

Announcing Hands-On Keyhole and Endoscopic Brain Surgery Course in January 2019

by Daniel F. Kelly

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.

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June 7, 2018

ONS Members Share Resources, Experiences With Philippine Colleagues

by Zara Jethani

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.

Last updated: September 9th, 2019