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The Latest Treatments in Brain Aneurysms

  • On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT, Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS, Director of the Aneurysm and AVM Program at UCLA, presented a live-streamfing webinar to discuss the latest treatments for aneurysms, weak areas in blood vessels often described as a ballooning that can rupture in the brain and cause a stroke. Video coming soon...

Cancer Treatment for Brain Metastasis

  • On Wednesday, November 5, at 11:30 AM PST, UCLA Neurosurgeon Isaac Yang, MD, presented a live-streamfing webinar to discuss treatments for single and multiple metastatic brain cancer. He also discussed and compared whole brain radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, conventional surgery and other recommended treatment options.

New Treatment for Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

  • On September 04, 2014, 11:30 am PST, UCLA Neurosurgeon, Isaac Yang, MD, presented a live-streamfing webinar to discuss the common causes and leading treatments for superior semicircular canal dehiscence, a condition triggering vertigo, hearing loss, disequilibrium and other balance and auditory symptoms. In addition, he will discuss new data from UCLA showing promising outcomes and recovery times for patients with surgery for this disorder.

Treatments for Primary Cavernous Angiomas

  • On July 2, 2014, 11:30 am PST, UCLA Neurosurgeon, Neil Martin, MD, presented a live-streamfing webinar to discuss new treatments for cavernous angioma — a blood vessel abnormality in the brain and spine that can cause a seizure, hemorrhage, or stroke. Dr. Martin, chairman of the UCLA Neurosurgery Department and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center, introduced new minimally invasive procedures, surgical removal techniques and the latest clinical trial treatments developed at UCLA for the prevention of stroke.

Latest Treatments for Primary Brain Tumors

  • On May 14, 2014, 11:30 am, PDT, Linda M. Liau, MD, director of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss new treatments for gliomas, which are primary brain tumors that develop in the central nervous system. She also discussed brain mapping for the surgical removal of brain tumors, molecular genetic profiling, and novel clinical trial options for treating these tumors.

Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformation AVM

  • On May 7, 2014, 11:30 am PDT, Neil Martin, MD, chair of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and co-director of the UCLA Stroke Center, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss new treatments for arteriovenous malformation (AVM), an abnormal collection of tangled blood vessels in the brain that can cause hemorrhage and stroke. Dr. Martin will reviewed minimally invasive procedures such as an endovascular embolization and stereotactic radiosurgery, and current UCLA clinical trials to prevent stroke.

Treatment of Carotid Stenosis

  • On April 2, 2014, 11:30 am PST, Neil Martin, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the UCLA Stroke Center, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss new treatment options for carotid stenosis. He introduced and compared angioplasty, carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy to treat this vascular disease and prevent stroke.

Latest Treatment Options for Pituitary Tumors

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease and Tremors

Facial Pain: Diagnosis, Treatments and Latest Advancements

Meningiomas Webinar

  • April 24, 2013 - Dr. Isaac Yang, expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, presented a free-live streaming webinar to discuss the latest advancements and treatments for meningiomas and ask live questions.
    Meningioma Brain Tumor »

Acoustic Neuromas Webinar

  • WED, JANUARY 23, 2013 - Isaac Yang, M.D., expert neurosurgeon at UCLA, presented the "Latest minimally invasive treatments to maximize quality of life for patients with vestibular schwannomas".
    Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) »

Trigeminal Neuralgia Webinar

  • MON, JANUARY 14, 2013 - Presented by Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS, chairman, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, presents "What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Symptoms, causes and treatments".
    Trigeminal Neuralgia »

Aneurysm Webinar

  • MON, NOVEMBER 19, 2012 - Dr. Neil Martin, M.D., FAANS Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA and Director of the Aneurysm and AVM Program, presents "How to manage unruptured aneurysms and latest updates in aneurysm treatments".
    Brain Aneurysm »

About Neil A. Martin, MD., FAANS

Dr. Neil MartinNeil A. Martin is Chairman, and W. Eugene Stern Professor in Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

As Neurovascular Director of the UCLA Stroke Center, and Director of the Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Program, Dr. Martin is a preeminent neurosurgeon world renowned for his unique expertise in AVM, aneurysm, and stroke.

He is highly sought after by media and peers around the globe and to speak about groundbreaking treatments and research for vascular diseases and disorders.

Dr. Martin is often featured as an expert on CNN, ABC, National Public Radio, in the Los Angeles Times and makes regular appearances on the CBS The Doctors.

About Nader Pouratian, MD

Nader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.DNader Pouratian, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the UCLA Functional and Movement Disorder Program. He is an expert in deep brain stimulation surgery to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

Dr. Pouratian is sought out by peers, patients and the media to speak about advances in deep brain stimulation and his latest research that focuses on further developing brain mapping tools to expand surgical indications to improve function for patients with movement and psychiatric disorders.

He is studying brain-mapping signals to develop brain-computer interfaces to help patients with severe motor and language disabilities.


About Isaac Yang, MD

Isaac Yang, M.D.Isaac Yang is an assistant professor in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery.He specializes in adult brain and spinal cord tumors with an emphasis on acoustic neuromas.

As a principal investigator at the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, he is leading research studies and clinical trials to optimize brain tumor clinical outcomes, novel nanoparticles in immunotherapy treatment of brain tumors, and experimental glioblastoma therapies such as brain tumor vaccines.

He is widely sought after by the media, colleagues and patients to discuss new treatments and advancements for brain tumors. He has appeared as an expert on CBS The Doctors, The Dr. Drew Show and other national news outlets. Dr. Yang has received a number of national awards and grants to honor his research work in brain tumors and excellence in treating and caring for patients.



About Marvin Bergsneider, MD

Marvin Bergsneider, MDProfessor In Residence and Co-Vice Chief of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurosurgery, Director of the UCLA Hydrocephalus Center and Co-Director of the Neuroendoscopy Program.

Dr. Bergsneider specializes in minimally-invasive and advanced endoscopic techniques for the treatment of pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and hydrocephalus.


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