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Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that produces unprovoked and intense bursts of electrical activity inside the brain. These episodes cause seizure that may impact a patient’s muscle control, movement, speech, vision and awareness. Individuals with epilepsy sometimes live in fear because they have repeated seizures that occur often and without warning. Many patients with epilepsy are managed with medications. However, some patients are candidate for surgery with excellent results.

The neurosurgeons at Loma Linda understand how terrifying and disruptive epilepsy can be. That’s why the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery collaborate to offer patients multiple alternatives to manage their condition. Rather than rely solely on medication, our neurosurgeons and neurologists strive to accurately diagnose each patients’ condition before creating an individualized treatment plan that can potentially incorporate safe and effective surgical interventions designed to eliminate or at least reduce the number of seizures.


Our expert team of neurosurgeons offers consultation to thoroughly review patients’ medical histories and diagnostic data in order to carefully select patients for potential surgery.

Spine Procedures
We perform a wide range of minimally invasive and open spine procedures, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACD&F)
  • Cervical laminectomy with or without fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement
  • Lumbar laminectomy and discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

Cranial Procedures
The most common procedures we perform related to the scalp, skull, and brain include:

Endovascular Procedures

  • Carotid artery stenting for carotid stenosis
  • Coiling of cerebral aneurysms
  • Embolization of arteriovenous malformations

Peripheral Nerve Procedures

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Peroneal nerve decompression
  • Ulnar nerve decompression

San Bernardino County
Loma Linda Outpatient Clinic
Loma Linda Professional Plaza

25455 Barton Road, Suite 108-A
Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Beaumont/Banning Outpatient Clinic
81 South Highland Springs Avenue
Beaumont, California 92223
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Victorville Outpatient Clinic
12571 Hesperia Road
Victorville, CA 92395
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Riverside County
Corona Outpatient Clinic
2071 Compton Ave, Suite 101
Corona, CA 92881
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Murrieta Outpatient Clinic
28078 Baxter Road, Suite 430
Murrieta, CA 92563
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Los Angeles County
Palmdale Outpatient Clinic
615 West Avenue Q, Suite E
Palmdale, CA 93553
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LLUMC’s Department of Neurosurgery physicians are committed to offering the best surgical treatment of brain and spine conditions. Our physicians have many years of experience and hold specialty certifications.
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Physicians and Allied Health Professionals

Adult Neurosurgery
•    Farbod Asgarzadie, MD
•    Austin R. T. Colohan, MD
•    Sam Ghostine, MD
•    Valerie Gumangam, NP
•    Mayra Martinez, PA-C
•    Jonnell Myren, NP
•    Mark Spicer, PhD, MD
•    Kamal R.M. Woods, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery
•    Yuthana Kong, PA-C
•    Asma Taha, PhD, PNP
•    Alexander Zouros, MD
•    Venkatraman Sadanand, MD, PhD

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