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June 17, 2020

Endoscopic Pituitary Adenoma Surgery: Safety First

by Daniel F. Kelly

At Pacific Neuroscience Institute and our Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center, this concept of “safety first” is paramount when it comes to removing pituitary adenomas, and related tumors such as craniopharyngiomas, Rathke’s cleft cysts, chordomas and some midline meningiomas (not cancerous) growths of the gland itself.

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April 6, 2020

Think Neuro Podcast: A Tiny Tunnel to the Brain & Pituitary: Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery and The Origins of our Institute

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 Episode 1: In this podcast, Dr. Kelly talks about how he...

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.

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Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery
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Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery
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Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian at a conference
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Group of medical professionals attending a Pacific Rim conference
August 25, 2019

Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Rim Master Class in Endoscopic Endonasal and Keyhole Surgery was held at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. The course video playlist is now available.

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July 8, 2019

PNI-South Bay Opens New Clinics at Advanced Care Center

by Zara Jethani

Pacific Neuroscience Institute is very pleased to announce an expansion of its clinical space associated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. The new state-of-the-art clinics for brain, pituitary, movement and spine conditions are located at 5215 Torrance Blvd., Suite 300. Find out more.

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May 22, 2019

Seattle Science Foundation TV: Endoscopic Assisted Keyhole Approaches For Brain Surgery

by Zara Jethani

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.

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April 1, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgery Fellow

by Mahyar Pakizegee

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.

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.

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October 10, 2018

Announcing Hands-On Keyhole and Endoscopic Brain Surgery Course in January 2019

by Daniel F. Kelly

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.

Last updated: July 30th, 2019