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US News & World Report High Performing Hospitals 2020-21: Neurology & NeurosurgeryThrough our specialized programs and neurological services, the neuroscience department at Saint John’s Health Center provides award-winning care for a variety of conditions related to neurological and cranial disorders. Many of our physicians are researchers, known for the advancements they bring in neurologic care. This life-changing care is offered to patients who travel from around the globe for the best kind of medicine – cutting-edge medicine with a personalized approach.

We proudly affiliate with The Pacific Neuroscience Institute where our physicians are leaders in their field committed to partnering with you to improve outcomes and get you back to living life to the fullest.

Our Centers of Excellence: Expertise Across the Clinical Neurosciences

  • Brain Tumor Center

    Brain tumors are our specialty and we have been recognized by US News & World Report as a best regional hospital for our neurology and neurosurgical care.  We are proudly partnered with the physicians of Pacific Neurosciences Institute and treat all types of brain tumors, including benign and malignant brain tumors as well as tumors of the skull base. Whenever possible, we utilize safer, less invasive treatments, including minimally invasive keyhole surgery for patients with brain tumors and skull based tumors. 

    We partner with you to provide the personalized care you expect, utilizing the most current therapies in a high-tech setting.

    We treat:

    • Glioma, glioblastoma and Astrocytoma
    • Meningioma
    • Metastatic brain tumors
    • Schwannoma (trigeminal and vestibular)
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Chordoma
    • Colloid cyst
    • Epidermoid cyst
    • Hemangioblastoma
    • Intraventricular tumors
    • Olfactory neuroblastoma
    • Pineal region tumors
    • Spinal cord tumors

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  • Pituitary Disorders Center

    Our team of physicians are known around the country for their research and treatment of Pituitary Disorders.  We pride ourselves on personalized care and partnering with you to best determine your treatment plan.  Our physicians are affiliated with Pacific Neuroscience Institute and employ medical therapies and surgical treatments that include the most current modalities such as endonasal and endoscopic tumor removal.

    We treat:

    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Craniopharyngiomas
    • Rathe’s cleft cysts
    • Clival chordomas
    • Hormonal disorders (related to condition)

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  • Brain Health Center

    Our brain is the control center for many bodily functions.  Maintaining optimal function is important, especially as we age.  Our physicians are part of Pacific Neuroscience Institute and have expertise in adult neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology and geriatric medicine.  They are dedicated to the diagnoses and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, depression, anxiety, balance and more. 

    We treat:

    • Alzheimer’s
    • Dementia
    • Memory loss
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Balance
    • Neuro-vascular damage (resulting from stroke)
    • Hormonal imbalance
    • Vision and hearing loss
    • Neuromuscular and spinal problems
    • Movement disorders
  • Adult Hydrocephalus Center
    • We offer a specialized team approach in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of patients with hydrocephalus.
    • Director, Garni Barkhoudarian, MD

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  • Facial Pain Center

    We offer a comprehensive step-wise approach to effectively treating trigeminal neuralgia and related syndromes such as glossopharyngeal neuralgia.  Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive approaches that alleviate facial pain while maximizing quality of life.

    We treat:

    • Facial Pain Syndromes
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Atypical Facial Pain
      • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
      • Otic Neuralgia
    • Hemifacial Spasm
    • Refractory Meniere’s Syndrome
    • Intractable Vertigo

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  • Movement Disorders Center

    Our neurology experts understand the challenges that come with movement disorders and partner with you and your loved ones to determine the best treatment path.  Using a multidisciplinary approach, our medical experts offer comprehensive treatment plans and personalized recommendations for patients with movement disorders. For patients who are candidates for deep brain stimulation, our customized frameless DBS surgical approach is faster and more precise for patient comfort and optimized recovery. 

    We treat:

    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Essential Tremor
    • Dystonia
    • Myoclonus
    • Restless legs syndrome
    • Tic disorders
    • Gait disorders

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  • Stroke & Aneurysm Center

    Our team of stroke & aneurysm specialists are here for you providing timely leading-edge interventions to minimize the impact of stroke and related conditions.  Providence Saint John’s Health Center is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint commission, which recognizes safe and high quality patient care. 

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  • Eye, Ear & Skull Base Center

    Our physicians have decades of experience in treating all types of sinus, nasal, skull base, orbital and eye conditions. Should surgery be required, our head and neck surgeons and neuro-ophthalmologists work in collaboration to treat tumors of the skull base or eye.

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  • Neuroscience Research Center
    • With the goal of targeting cancer at the molecular level, world-renowned physician/scientist Dr. Santosh Kesari heads up a team of scientists experienced in neuro-oncology and neurotherapeutics research.
    • Director, Dr. Santosh Kesari MD, PhD.

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  • Spine Services
    • We offer an experienced team of neurologic and orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, exercise therapists and pain experts who share a common goal of returning you to good health.

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  • Endocrine Tumor and Bone Disease Program
    • The Endocrine tumor and Bone Disease Program offers comprehensive, personalized care to patients with endocrine conditions.

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Our physicians are leaders in their field committed to improving patient outcomes and getting them back to living life to the fullest. Their specialties include:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Endocrinology

With an emphasis on world-class care and patient comfort, we specialize in services for a wide range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Brain health
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adult hydrocephalus
  • Facial pain
  • Movement disorders
  • Strokes
  • Aneurysms
  • Eye, ear and skull base diagnoses
  • Neck and spine conditions
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Bone disorders

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, access to life-saving treatments of the brain and nervous system is available. At Providence, we are taking special precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Learn how we are responding to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our doctors.