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Brain Procedures

INI’s board-certified brain surgeons in southern CA perform a wide variety of traditional and innovative brain procedures, treating conditions ranging from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to brain tumors. We understand the extensive impact these conditions can have on your quality of life—and we’ll work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your unique circumstances. To learn more, read about some of our most common procedures below.

Brain Tumor

Our neurosurgery group performs craniotomies for a variety of malignant and benign brain tumors. In selected cases we may perform stereotactic needle biopsies of selected tumors.

Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm

A ruptured cerebral aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery around the brain that bleeds and causes severe headache, nausea, vomiting and occasional coma or even death.


Hydrocephalus means water on the brain. There are ventricles within the brain cavity that can enlarge from various conditions. This can lead to a build up on the fluid within these chambers. This is often treated with a shunt procedure.

Subdural Hematoma

A subdural hematoma is a new or old blood clot on the surface of the brain. For a new blood clot a craniotomy is performed. For an old or chronic subdural hematoma burr holes can be performed.

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