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August 19, 2020

Meet Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery’s Pathfinder | Dr. Chester Griffiths

by Anthony Effinger

The Think Neuro podcast from Pacific Neuroscience Institute takes you into the clinic, operating room and laboratory with doctors and surgeons who are tackling the most challenging brain diseases and disorders. Host: Anthony Effinger Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Simplecast Watch: YouTube Episode 6: Show Notes When patients ask him...

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...

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March 7, 2020

7 Days with Dr. Chester Griffiths: Mission to Guatemala

by Zara Jethani

Committed to charity efforts throughout his career, Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS, has sought out opportunities to bring his considerable surgical skills to aiding the less fortunate. One of the four founders of Pacific Neuroscience Institute, an affiliate of Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Dr....

The Doctors
May 15, 2019

Patient Story: When A Pimple Was Actually Skin Cancer

by Zara Jethani

In this incredible story about a remarkable patient, which aired on “The Doctors”, what looked like a tiny pimple on a patient’s nose, turned out to be a very deeply seated cancer. Her dermatologist referred her to Dr. Kian Karimi. What happened next will shock you.

Gary Busey & Dr. Chester Griffiths
October 12, 2018

Gary Busey Puts His Faith In Top ENT Surgeon Dr. Chester Griffiths

by Zara Jethani

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.

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January 30, 2018

Is Your Nose Bent Out Of Shape? Maybe It’s A Deviated Nasal Septum

by Kian Karimi

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of people in the United States struggle with breathing properly due to a crooked or deviated nasal septum? Read Dr. Kian Karimi's article about what you should know and how you can be treated for this condition.

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October 19, 2016

PNI Partners Offer New Balloon Sinuplasty

by Chester F. Griffiths

Pacific Specialists Among First To Perform Balloon Sinuplasty with NuVent In-Office 3D-Navigation Balloon Sinuplasty is a new minimally invasive procedure to alleviate a common issue people have with their sinuses – lack of drainage. LOS ANGELES, CA,  October 19, 2016 — Ear, nose & throat...

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November 30, 2015

To Smell, or Not To Smell?

by Zara Jethani

By Chester Griffiths, MD, FACSChief, Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base SurgeryPacific Brain Tumor Center “Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – Helen Keller The organ of smell is located in the roof of the nose...

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November 5, 2015

What is Septorhinoplasty?

by Kian Karimi

Millions of people suffer from a deviated septum, sometimes associated with narrowing of the nasal passageways. This condition leads to chronic dry mouth, increased snoring, decreased exercise tolerance, and diminished overall quality of life. A septorhinoplasty procedure is an effective way to open the nasal...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019