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INI Welcomes Dr. Samudrala Aug 18th, 2023

Dr. Samudrala has joined INI beginning Aug 1st.  His dedication to patient care makes him a perfect addition to our team.  With his addition, INI will provide care to Promed and Upland Medical Groups.

Dr. McDonald, Original Founder of INI, passes Jul 24th, 2023

Colin Campbell McDonald, M.D., died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes March 10 at the age of 93. He had been a Claremontresident for more than 50years before moving to Ariwna. Born on June 18, 1929 in Chapleau, Ontario, Canada, Dr. McDonald had more than 67 years of experience...

INI Welcomes Dr. Benjamin Ball Oct 27th, 2022

Benjamin Ball obtain his chemistry and biology degrees at the University of Virginia, graduating with high honors. He remained at UVA for medical school.  He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of California, Irvine, where he spent a year completing an enfolded skull-base surgery fellowship. His surgical interests include...

INI at Casa Colina rated as Top 100 Spine Surgery Centers in the US for 3rd year in a row Nov 5th, 2021

Casa Colina Hospital's Spine Program (Headed by the Physicians at INI) has again been awarded a Spine Surgery Excellence Award. This is the 3rd year in a row that this program's consistent great outcomes have been recognized nationally.  Full listing can be found here

INI Welcomes Dr. Ye Sep 8th, 2021

His addition to INI is part of the groups continued dedication to bring excellent neurosurgical care to the region. 

INI Welcomes Dr. Richard Young Jul 31st, 2018

He is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon sub-specializing in Neurointerventional/Neuroendovascular Surgery.  He is uniquely able to assess and treat strokes, aneurysms, ArterioVenous Malformations (AVM), and vascular lesions with both minimally invasive interventional procedures and craniotomies.

INI Welcomes Dr. Siraj Gibani Jul 18th, 2017

INI welcomes Siraj Gibani. He is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. His addition to the INI is part of the groups continued dedication to bring excellent neurosurgical care to the region.

KeyStone Magazine Features Dr. AmirNovin’s Cutting-edge Surgical Techniques Feb 4th, 2015

KeyStone Magazine features Dr. AmirNovin’s cutting-edge surgical techniques. You can view the article here.

Top Doctors in Inland Empire Magazine Oct 2nd, 2014

Names several of the INI doctors as the top doctors in the region. INI is proud to have the most number of top neurosurgeons in the area. Read more..

Dr. Aaron Cutler joins the Inland Neurosurgery Institute May 20th, 2014

Dr. Aaron Cutler will be joining the INI in July 2014. Dr. Cutler is a fellowship trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive skull base tumor surgery. His addition to the INI is part of the group’s continued dedication to bringing excellent Neurosurgical care to the region.

Dr. AmirNovin on Univision – Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery May 7th, 2014

Univision headlines Dr. AmirNovin’s Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery in a two part national segment. Part 1: Part 2: Watch on 1) Part 1 2) Part 2

Dr. Lederhaus on CBS – Physician Owned Distributors May 7th, 2014

Dr. Lederhaus speaks on the national stage regarding the growing problem of conflict of interest in spine surgery. Continue Reading….

Bracing Avoids Surgery for Young Patients With Scoliosis Sep 2nd, 2013

Bracing Avoids Surgery for Young Patients With Scoliosis: Bracing in high-risk patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is associated with a significantly greater likelihood of reaching skeletal maturity with a curve of less than 50 degrees, the degree at which surgery is normally indicated, a new study shows. FULL STUDY HERE

Dr. AmirNovin’s Article in the Journal of Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery Aug 25th, 2013

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin’s article on the effects of electrical stimulation on dopamine levels in the brain was accepted for peer-reviewed publication in the journal of Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery.

Growth, Not Size, of Brain Aneurysms Biggest Risk for Rupture Jul 11th, 2013

Growth, Not Size, of Brain Aneurysms Biggest Risk for Rupture. Brain aneurysms — even small ones — are more likely to rupture if they are growing, a new study has shown. The discovery counters current guidelines and emphasizes the need for regular monitoring and earlier treatment. FULL STUDY HERE

ASCO: No Benefit from Avastin in Glioblastoma Jun 22nd, 2013

ASCO: No Benefit from Avastin in Glioblastoma. Patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma lived no longer with the addition of bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemoradiation than they did without it, results of a large multicenter trial showed. SOURCE: Gilbert MR, et al “RTOG 0825: Phase III double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating bevacizumab in...

Ranked in the Top 5% of Neurological Surgeons Dec 31st, 2012

Congratulations to Drs. Ramin AmirNovin, Scott Lederhaus, and Jose Rodriguez for being named on as one of the top 5% Neurological Surgeons.

Medicare Patients – Costlier & More Complex Spinal Fusion Surgeries Are on the Rise Apr 4th, 2010

A study of Medicare patients shows that costlier, more complex spinal fusion surgeries are on the rise — and sometimes done unnecessarily — for a common lower back condition caused by aging and arthritis. What’s more alarming is that the findings suggest these more challenging operations are riskier, leading to...