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Equitable Stroke Care

Cedars-Sinai is identifying and addressing stroke disparities through research by physicians dedicated to achieving better care for people of color.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Sep 13, 2021

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Endoscopic Innovation in Skull Base Tumor Removal

Rather than operating at the skull base via an invasive craniotomy, Mamelak and the expert neurosurgery team at Cedars-Sinai are leading the way on innovative methods to resect a s...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 27, 2021

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Expert Team Uses Latest Tech to Advance Spinal Fusion

With the highest volume of spine cases in Los Angeles County, Cedars-Sinai is equipped with innovative, best-in-class technological tools and supported by deeply experienced and sp...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 27, 2021

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Laser Ablation Offers Hope for Tumor, Epilepsy Patients

At Cedars-Sinai, laser ablation can be life-changing for patients suffering from mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. The procedure can also address radiation necrosis and provide therap...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 27, 2021

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Perspectives from a Brain Tumor Survivor

After strange symptoms sent him to urgent care, Desmond, then 35, underwent a flurry of emergency tests and appointments before a surgeon told him there was nothing he could do to ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Aug 02, 2021

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Advances in Surgery for Stroke Prevention

Two recent studies led by Dr. Michael Alexander, director of the Neurovascular Center and Endovascular Neurosurgery, show that stents implanted in arteries in the brain can reduce ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 03, 2021

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Better Brain Surgery

In 2016, the Butte Lab at Cedars-Sinai began testing a very fast laser system that could distinguish between tumors and normal tissue to make brain surgery more precise.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2020

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Back on Top of the Mountain

Mark Odle reached the peak of his law enforcement career. Then an epilepsy diagnosis brought him to a low point in his life. Today, he's free of seizures and independent.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 07, 2019

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Women in Neurosurgery

Three female residents forge futures in the historically male-dominated specialty of neurosurgery.

Discoveries / Aug 01, 2019

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Never Too Young to Have a Stroke: Dan Ortiz's Story

"This isn't something I expected to happen at 33, but this experience has helped me reframe what's important in life."

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 23, 2019

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CSF Leak Patient Won't Wait for a Cure to Be Happy

Brianna Cardenas spent 3 years looking for the cause of mysterious neck pain.

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Nov 18, 2018

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Brain Tumor Patient Rachel Brandt Tackles the NYC Marathon

Rachel Brandt was a healthy 27-year-old who was planning her wedding when an unusual headache sent her to the ER. Rachel's surgeon, Dr. Adam Mamelak, co-director of the Pituitary C...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Oct 31, 2018

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Stroke Patient Kate Briscoe Is Beating the Odds

Kate Briscoe suffered a type of stroke that usually kills half of patients within 30 days after the traumatic event. Following an induced coma and brain surgery, is progressing on ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / May 08, 2018

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Ordinary Moments Are the Most Extraordinary After Surprise Dia...

For most of his adult life, Austen Specht couldn't live alone. If he wanted to swim, he needed a buddy with him. He wasn't allowed to drive or spend one-on-one time with his young ...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Apr 04, 2018

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Brainworks Takes LA Students Inside the Brain

As a part of the Brainworks program, 175 students from different LA schools visited Cedars-Sinai to explore medical careers. The visit was part of the Brainworks program created by...

Cedars-Sinai Blog / Mar 11, 2018