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Brain Watch Event - Twitter Highlights

Bringing science education to life, Providence School Outreach Program hosted more than 125 Portland-area high school students to watch a live “Brain Watch” surgery as Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, neurosurgeon with Providence Brain and Spine Institute, clamped a brain aneurysm in a 4-hour operation.

Providence offers the most advanced care for brain tumors

Learn about the warning signs and treatment options for brain tumors.

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Case study - A pituitary tumor recurs

Treatment challenges and minimally invasive surgical resection of a recurrent pituitary macroadenoma.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Endoscopic approaches to the skull base

Today, nearly everything at the skull base can be approached endoscopically through the nose and sinuses.

In Practice: Ann-Marie Yost, M.D.

What sets Providence's Ann-Marie Yost, M.D., apart from 94 percent of neurosurgeons and why one case stays with her.

Neuro bi-plane technology gets even more precise

Providence Portland Medical Center now offers an advanced neuro procedure room with 3-D mapping and CT scan overlay.

Now surgeons can see scans through a microscope

Developed at Providence Brain and Spine Institute, microscope-integrated radiology lets surgeons instantly view pre-op images through the surgical microscope. – By Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., neurosurgeon

Providence Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Tumor Center

Our surgeons are have been at the forefront in the Pacific Northwest in developing multidisciplinary, minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to skull base lesions. Compared to standard neurosurgical approaches, these techniques lead to shorter hospitalizations, faster recoveries and improved outcomes.

Providence specialists publish, present clinical expertise

From publishing in medical journals to presenting at peer conferences, Providence Brain and Spine Institute experts have been active on a national and international scale.

The surgical advantages of intraoperative MRI

New technology integrates the state-of-the-art neurosurgical operating room with advanced neuroimaging.

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Brain aneurysm: When to clip, when to coil

Clipping is favored in patients in otherwise good health, younger patients and those with a complete third-nerve palsy. Coiling is favored for older patients in poor health with multiple medical co-morbidities. This patient in this case study got both treatments. – By Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., neurosurgeon

Case study: A rare brain tumor, a rare procedure

A young woman is diagnosed with a malignant cartilaginous tumor located deep in the skull base. In this case, a novel endoscopic endonasal approach proved superior to traditional techniques. – Pankaj Gore, M.D., neurosurgeon, and Edsel Kim, M.D., ear, nose and throat surgeon

Endoscopic approaches to the skull base

Gaining access to the interface between the brain and sinuses used to require a risky and often disfiguring craniotomy. But the past 10 years have brought dramatic advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques. – Edsel U. Kim, head and neck surgeon

Maximizing minimally invasive brain tumor surgery

Colloid cysts are rare and potentially deadly, but with special training, endoscopic resection can be done swiftly and easily. – By Pankaj A. Gore, M.D., neurosurgeon

World-class technology: intraoperative MRI suite

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors.

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American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) provides critical funding to researchers working toward breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. 

National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals