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.
Electrical stimulation therapy may have a big impact on brain health and recovery in patients with mood disorders, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute, the leading enrollment site for the MDNA55 clinical trial for Glioblastoma, is still open and enrolling eligible patients. This innovative phase 2 study is for the minimally invasive convection-enhanced delivery (CED) of a new bioengineered targeted therapeutic, MDNA55, in adults with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma. Read more.
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.
Find out about the latest clinical trials at Pacific Neuroscience Institute for brain tumor, stroke and other neurological areas. Call our center at 310-829-8265 to enroll.
When well-known actor and comedian Gary Busey came to see Dr. Chester Griffiths, a seemingly innocent nosebleed turned out to be something more sinister.
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.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce a new clinical trial for traumatic brain injury patients who have been suffering from chronic motor deficits for more than a year. This study is currently enrolling patients. Clinical trials help bring much needed treatments and therapies to market. Find out more about PNI trials for treatment of primary brain tumors such as glioblastoma, metastatic brain tumors that arise from cancers affecting the breast, lung or skin, quality and outcomes research and other neurological studies.
Pacific Neuroscience Institute opens a novel stem cell therapy clinical trial, which delivers stem cells for brain recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in people who have had chronic motor deficits for over a year following TBI. Read about this groundbreaking trial.