Dr. Steven Giannotta

Neurosurgery
Los Angeles, CA
49 years experience

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

LAC/USC MedicalCenter, 1200 N. State St. Ste 3300, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Practice website

About

Bio

Since joining USC in 1980, have trained over 60 neurosurgeons, many of whom now work in academic neurosurgery. I have personally treated thousands of aneurysms and over 1000 skullbase tumors including over 500 acoustic neuromas. We have developed comprehensive multidiscipinary teams at USC for our complex pateints with aneurysms, AV malformations and cranial base tumors including the use of Gamma Knife and Cyberknife. I have also personally treated hundreds of patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

176 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Grows: How do you know it's benign? At your age, it's likely to grow, so when it does begin to cause symptoms it will likely be larger and therefore possibl ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Although both can show the aneurysm, the mra can show more detail related to treatment options.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Yup: It's permanent but the symptoms can be treated with things like a brace or surgery.

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Mar 24, 2013
He's quick to respond with great informative answer's that make good, clear sense.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Giannotta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Giannotta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for responding so quickly. I will do my best to not dwell,I've read studies on the net where people who have PlS sometimes get AlS.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. Yes i have vp- shunt. So the risk is to big ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, the answer was very understandable. Have a great day!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Distinguished Service Award Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Surgery
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