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July 13, 2016

Introducing the Pacific Adult Hydrocephalus Center

by Garni Barkhoudarian

Hydrocephalus-Garni Barkhoudarian and Daniel Franc
Neurosurgeon, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD and neurologist, Daniel Franc MD, PhD
Enlarged brain ventricles | Copyright PNI

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute is pleased to announce the launch of a new Center of Excellence. The Pacific Adult Hydrocephalus Center is led by neurosurgeon, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, and neurologist, Daniel Franc, MD, PhD. As specialists in their field, they provide high level care for adult patients who exhibit symptoms of conditions related to hydrocephalus and neurological disorders such as dementia, carcinomatous meningitis and cysts and tumors affecting the brain’s ventricular region.

The center is located at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and our physicians work as a multidisciplinary team to diagnose, treat and manage these conditions.

We offer leading-edge diagnostic techniques such as advanced MRI and work with our patients providing comprehensive management of their disease with programs including neuropsychological evaluation as necessary. Our surgeons operate in our state-of-the-art facility using minimally invasive and/or endoscopic surgical techniques that allow patients to recover more rapidly.

To find out more about our services, please visit our website at

About the Author

Garni Barkhoudarian, MD

Garni Barkhoudarian

Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian is an expert neurosurgeon and director of the Facial Pain and Adult Hydrocephalus Centers, and Co-director of the Pituitary Disorders Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute. His philosophy for virtually all intracranial procedures is to apply the keyhole concept of minimizing disturbance to the brain and its supporting structures.

Last updated: September 29th, 2020