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Think Neuro Podcast Episode 8 Dr. Barkhoudarian
October 22, 2020

Treating the “Suicide Disease” with a Light Touch | Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian

by Anthony Effinger

Ever heard of a disease called Trigeminal Neuralgia? It’s called the “Suicide Disease” because it causes unbearable pain in the face and temples. It’s often triggered by everyday things like brushing teeth, shaving, or putting on makeup.

PNI Super Doctors 2021
September 10, 2020

PNI’s Super Doctors 2021!

by Caroline Mekhiel

Nineteen of PNI’s doctors have been recognized as Super Doctors in the 2021 announcement of this prestigious industry standard award. Of note, Daniel F. Kelly, MD, Founder and Director of PNI, and expert neurosurgeon became a Hall of Fame Super Doctor. With his selection to...

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...

Clinical Trials Round Up July 2020
August 4, 2020

Neuroscience Clinical Trials Round-Up: July 2020

by Mini Gill

Find out about the new and ongoing neuroscience clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute, addressing difficult diseases such as brain tumors.

July 27, 2020

7 Questions About Bell’s Palsy

by Garni Barkhoudarian

Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial palsy (paralysis of the face). Thankfully, the majority of patients will recover to normal or near normal facial nerve function.

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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.

Dealing with Hemifacial Spasm
October 1, 2018

Dealing with Hemifacial Spasm

by Mahyar Pakizegee

Hemifacial spasm is a medical condition characterized by involuntary twitching of the muscles of facial expression affecting one side of the face. Read about a patient's experience in dealing with this condition.

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December 29, 2017

A New Beginning: Patient with Hemifacial Spasm Finds Relief after 30 Years

by Zara Jethani

A professional French horn player's hemifacial spasms were interfering with his life for over 30 years. Find out how his treatment at Pacific Neuroscience Institute lead to his journey of success.

'The Scream' by Edvard Munch
October 3, 2017

October is Facial Pain Awareness Month

by Garni Barkhoudarian

An estimated 39 million people on the US have some degree of facial pain including TMJ dysfunction and notoriously painful Trigeminal Neuralgia. Read about these painful syndromes and available medical and surgical treatment options.

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September 16, 2016

Traveling the Extra Mile: International Patient Stories (Part 2 of 2)

by Daniel F. Kelly

Last updated: August 5th, 2020