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Patient Basab with Doctors Kelly and Griffiths
December 4, 2019

Patient Story: A Young Boy Finds Help at PNI for Pediatric Cushing’s Disease

by Guest Author

A devoted father searching around the world for help finds the care his son needs at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. Read Basab’s story below. A Search for Medical Help and Hope One can only imagine the anguish of Deg Gharti Chhetri by the fall of 2018....

Daniel F. Kelly, MD & Chester F. Griffiths, MD, standing with their patients
November 21, 2019

Patient Story: Love’s Meningioma Surgery

by Guest Author

Find out more about how an international patient's trip to PNI saved both her life, and the life of her unborn child.

August 15, 2019

Patient Story: Jay Huguley’s Experience With Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Actor Jay Huguley recounts how sudden loss of eyesight and color perception in his left eye led to his surprising brush with minimally invasive brain surgery. Find out more in his video testimonial for Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

pay it forward sign
June 10, 2019

Patient Story: Paying It Forward

by Guest Author

Inspired by his ambulatory surgery center and care from Dr. Chester Griffiths, a patient pays it forward in his community.

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.

Rich Muchow at Saddleback Church
May 1, 2019

Patient Story: Making an Impact in Glioblastoma Treatment

by Guest Author

The research arm at Pacific Neuroscience Institute confronts some of medicine’s biggest brain tumor challenges. Read this story about glioblastoma and the innovative clinical trial treatment a patient received.

Sharmyn McGraw at a Patient Support Group
March 28, 2019

The Pituitary Tumor That Changed A Life: Cushing’s Disease

by Guest Author

A former pituitary tumor patient joins forces with the Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center to bring awareness to Cushing's disease and other pituitary tumor-related syndromes. Read about Sharmyn McGraw's 7-year journey.

PNI patient and her family
November 17, 2018

Caregiver Chronicles: Caregiver Advocates for the Best Possible Care for Her Mother’s Glioblastoma

by Guest Author

A motivated family caregiver advocates for the best possible care for her mother’s glioblastoma. Read about how this family navigated treatment and clinical trials for better outcomes.

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.

cushing's disease illustration
April 8, 2018

The Importance of Cushing’s Disease Awareness

by Sharmyn McGraw

The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.

Last updated: October 11th, 2018