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Providence St. Vincent recognized for outstanding stroke care

June 13, 2014

Stroke patients who are treated at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center receive some of the best care on the nation.

Providence Brain and Cancer Experts Begin First-In-World Novel Brain Tumor Vaccine Research Trial

May 05, 2014

Fourteen months. That’s the median life expectancy of someone diagnosed with high-grade glioma, the most common primary brain tumor in adults, even with the current standard of treatment. Providence Cancer Center researchers and a Providence Brain and Spine Institute neurosurgeon believe immunotherapy might change that statistic. 

Providence’s new Neurocritical Care Unit

September 26, 2013

Providence now offers a new, 12-bed neurocritical care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Brain Watch lets students watch a live brain aneurysm surgery

March 12, 2013

The program gives local students the opportunity to learn about brain surgery, health careers and health risks first-hand.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is recognized for outstanding spine and neurosurgical care

March 11, 2013

Becker's Hospital Review has named Providence St. Vincent Medical Center as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

This ski season, put on a helmet

December 27, 2012

Doctors urge skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. Helmets minimize your risk of head and brain injury on the slopes.

Aneurysms – know your family history

December 12, 2012

A ruptured aneurysm seems like a random unpreventable tragedy, however, there are some symptoms and risk factors you should pay attention to.

Ski helmets really do protect your head

November 30, 2012

Skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear as snow falls in the mountains … and hopefully that gear includes a helmet.

Minimally invasive techniques for brain surgery

November 30, 2012

New tools allow surgeons to see and operate on pituitary and other brain tumors through the nose.

Dr. Pankaj Gore on pituitary tumors [Audio]

August 15, 2012

They can affect your ability to grow, your eyesight and even your sense of smell. Did you know that 20 percent of people get pituitary tumors?

Before brain surgery, a couple weds at Providence

August 01, 2012

The trip to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center wasn’t on the schedule. Neither was the wedding. But all that changed for Jamie Amos and Jonathan Tafoya

Life-long epilepsy patient now seizure-free

July 12, 2012

Pankaj Gore, M.D., removed a small, benign growth in a patient’s brain that was discovered by new imaging technology.

A mother’s drive to recover

May 12, 2012

After her brain tumor was removed in the sophisticated iMRI operating suite, a woman is working hard to get better to keep up with her two sons.

Remarkable recovery from a ruptured aneurysm

May 10, 2012

A woman arrived at the ED in a coma and near death. Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., FACS, recounts the night he repaired her ruptured aneurysm.

New medical advances in brain tumor care

November 15, 2011

Pankaja Gore, M.D., was able to remove a three centimeter tumor from a young girl's brain. Find out how this was done without an incision.

New name for Providence’s comprehensive neurological and spine services

November 01, 2011

Providence Brain Institute’s name has changed. The new name, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, communicates the breadth of services offered by the institute.

A Cure after 40 years with epilepsy

July 29, 2011

A Providence patient with a forty year history of epilepsy appears to be free of symptoms thanks to neuro-microsurgery that neurosurgeon Dan Rohrer, M.D. performed on the patient in May. Doctors are hopeful the patient is cured and will not suffer another seizure again.

Minimally- and non-invasive procedures

June 01, 2011

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions.

Patient back on bike after brain surgery

April 12, 2011

The surgery to remove a colloid cyst took one hour and only required a small opening compared to traditional open brain surgery.

Endovascular surgery means a short recovery

January 25, 2011

Brain aneurysm patients benefit from a new technique that involves only a small puncture his/her leg.

Providence expert insight into Congresswoman Giffords’ brain-injury

January 10, 2011

Vivek Deshmukh, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of Providence Neurointerventional Services, helped Washington Post readers understand brain trauma following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Gamma rays stop tumors without surgery

January 01, 2010

Oregon’s Gamma Knife technology, Perfexion, offers faster, more accurate treatment of complex brain and neck tumors and lesions without invasive surgery.

Drs. Rohrer and Gore, co-medical directors, explain our intraoperative MRI

November 01, 2009

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