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June 12, 2024

Delving Into Cavernous Malformations

by Zara Jethani

Cavernous malformations (CMs), also known as cavernomas or cavernous angiomas, are clusters of abnormal, dilated blood vessels that can form in the brain, spinal cord, or other parts of the body. Learn more.

July 5, 2023

PNI’s Partner Hospital Announces National Stroke Award 2023

by Brianna Rauchman

Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica and, a partner hospital of Pacific Neuroscience Institute's Stroke and Neurovascular Center, received one of the nation's highest awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

November 8, 2022

Discover New Neuro Practice at Providence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, CA

by Amelia Garrison

At Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, PNI physicians provide a full range of advanced neurological diagnostic, treatment, care, and support services.

May 12, 2022

Celebrating EMS Week | Pacific Neuroscience Institute

by Guest Author

Pacific Neuroscience Institute celebrated EMS week with events and training on advanced stroke knowledge and lifesaving care.

LA Mag top docs 2022
April 7, 2022

Pacific Neuroscience Institute Physicians Named “L.A.’s Top Doctors” of 2022

by Zara Jethani

This year, six of Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s physicians were included in Los Angeles Magazine’s April 2022 roster of “L.A.’s Top Doctors.”

Arteriovenous malformation AVM
February 16, 2022

What is an AVM?

by PNI Experts

An AVM, or arteriovenous malformation, is a rare disease (approximately 1-5 out of 10,000 patients) of the blood vessels in the brain.

Treating the Blood Vessels That Fuel Your Brain
January 31, 2022

Treating the Blood Vessels That Fuel Your Brain | Dr. Walavan Sivakumar

by Anthony Effinger

Your brain is an energy hog. It accounts for just one percent of your body weight, but it consumes about 20 percent of your total energy. The blood carries oxygen and 20 percent of blood flow goes to the brain, because all that work requires oxygen. Large arteries are constantly rushing blood to your brain, where it filters into smaller and smaller vessels.

Providence Saint John's Health Center
August 10, 2021

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica Named among Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for Neurology and Neurosurgery

by Amelia Garrison

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates received more than 100 honors from the U.S. News & World Report, which released its Best Hospital ratings in July 2021. The report, which reviews hospital performance in adult, pediatric,...

Dr. Walavan Sivakumar with AVM patient Malia
July 14, 2021

Patient Story: Malia’s Brain AVM Changed the Course of her Life

by Robin Banuelos

MEET MALIA Malia’s life changed in 2017 while on a college tour with her mother in Seattle, Washington. They were preparing for her next chapter in life as a 17-year-old junior in high school. This is a time when parents hope their healthy children can...

Charles Demachy with his wife Virginia
March 11, 2021

Stop & Smell the Roses: Experiencing a Brain Aneurysm

by Guest Author

A South Bay man survives a life-threatening brain aneurysm thanks to a rapid medical response at Providence Little Company Medical Center in Torrance, California. Charles Demachy, a local SoCal plant nursery owner, remembers the headache most of all. It was crushing and “weird,” he says....

Last updated: February 16th, 2022