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Pediatric Brain Surgery

Pediatric brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that grow in the brain. Whether benign or malignant, any childhood brain tumor poses to be life threatening and may impair intellectual and neurological function. Promptly removing the brain tumor is necessary because of its potential to spread to other areas of the brain and body. The pediatric brain tumor may also grow too big, pressing against tissues that control a child’s bodily functions. Unfortunately, many young children cannot only be treated with standard therapies such as radiation or chemotherapy due to the negative effects on the child’s developing central nervous system.

At Loma Linda, children with brain tumors are treated with experienced specialists in pediatric neurosurgery who collaborate with multiple specialties to review each individual case. The Department of Neurosurgery’s multidisciplinary team approach results in an effective treatment plan that removes as much of the tumor as possible. Our extensive experience with these tumors allows us minimizes injury to the surrounding brain and reduces potential risks, enabling children to sustain normal growth and development.


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
Toll Free: (877) 558-0800
Fax: (909) 558-6309
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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
Telephone: (951) 290-6378
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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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