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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin

Neurosurgery
Arcadia, CA
22 years experience male

Locations

Office

Arcadia, CA

Address

1015 North First Ave, Suite A, Arcadia, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

9094500366

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

About

Bio

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin spent his childhood in San Diego, where he later graduated (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from UCSD (Revelle College) as a Chemistry and Biochemistry double major. He continued his education in New York City, where he obtained a MD (AOA Honor Society and Lucein Rubinstein Award) from New York University Medical School . He completed his General Surgery and Neurological Surgery training at the prestigious Harvard hospital of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He also completed a two-year specialty training (fellowship) in Functional/Stereotactic Neurosurgery at MGH. He started his independent practice at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital where he practiced complex general neurosurgery for 6 months before moving back to the West coast to be near his family. He joined the LDR Neurosurgery group as an associate in June 2007. In 2010, he became a full partner and the practice name was changed to Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) in recognition of this change. Dr. AmirNovin prides himself in discussing all surgical options and alternatives to surgery with his patients. He is known for his ability to improve patients with the least invasive methods available in both Brain and Spine Surgery at this time.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

132 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
NO : A concussion is a mild brain injury from trauma. You will not die from a concussion but may suffer from a "post-concussion syndrome" . This can inclu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Very low: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that is most common in patients after 50 years of age. Although some of the symptoms of par... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Sometimes: L4/5 disc usually affects either the L4 and/or L5 nerves. If the L4 nerve is affected (in the foramen) then the thigh can be mildly weaker. If the L... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Positron Emission: These studies are done by injecting a special "dye" that is attached to a specific molecule. Most of the pet today is done using FDG (a glucose/sugar... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
May be: If the disc is large enough that you are having weakness and/or constant numbness/pain in your leg(s), a minimally invasive discectomy (microscopic or... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Depends: This is too broad of a question since head injury is very common and broad of a term. In general, if you have not lost consciousness during the "head... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
It could: A fronto-temporal stroke can involve the broca's region if it is on the dominant side of the brain. Most people's broca's (speech production center) ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
It's possible: It is possible that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a syndrome caused by repetitive movements that causes hand tingling and eventually hand ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Exercise: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Conservative care: There are many studies on the subject of lower back pain. The majority suggest the best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Speaking trouble: Aphasia is a generic inability to properly speak. There are 3 basic types: 1. Receptive: can't understand speech. 2. Expressive: can't produce speec... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Brain cancer spec: Brain cancer is a specific type of brain tumor. Brain tumors are graded from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). Hence, brain cancer is a specific... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Hand numbness/pain: Most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) are thumb, index, and middle finger numbness/tingling. These tend to be the worst at nights. Al... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
MRI or CT: These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Many: There are way too many types of brain tumors to list in 400 letters. In short, we grade brain tumors from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). The ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Several things: Type 1 chiari is usually found in later life and the cerebellar tonsils descend below the skull. Type 2 is usually found early on in life and associa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Stroke: The most common risk of a carotid endarterectomy (cea) is stroke. Although this is the most serious risk, it is less common than the risk of infectio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Many things: Lower back pain is very multi-factorial. It can be caused by muscle spasms, muscle/ligament tears, disc disease (bulging or herniation), and facet (j... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
It can be: There is increasing evidence (mostly out of Europe) that DBS can help many people with tardive dyskinesia. Unfortunately, this is currently an off-la... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
No data: To my knowledge, there is no studied herbs that help for syringomyelia. In fact, there are no medications in general that help for syringomyelia.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: A spinal syrinx (hole of fluid within the spinal cord) can be a distant result of a previous spinal cord trauma. But if you do have a spinal cord syr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: Chiari malformation decompression surgery is not a 100% effective and some patients will have recurrent symptoms due to scarring at the surgical sight... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Depends on Diagnosis: There are several types of hydrocephalus in adults. Shunting is typically most successful in patients with acquired hydrocephalus (e.g., hydrocephalus... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Anyone: Anyone with repetitive motions across the wrist (most of us) can develops this syndrome.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Two: Open and endoscopic. Open surgery involves a 4 CM incision at the center of your palm while the endoscopic surgery involves two1 CM small incisions ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
No: Such pain is usually due to nerve irritation or compression. Intermittently this can also be due to hip problems. If you are involved in contact act... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Stretch and Aspririn: Best method of controlling chronic lower back pain is exercise to create core strength and loose weight. I also suggest daily stretching and core stre... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Multiple causes: Typically, tingling feet at rest can be caused by multiple causes. Many of them are benign (such as pressure on the nerve at the edge of the chair/co... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Most likely yes: Becoming light headed and intermittent blackouts are definitely treatable in many patients. The possible causes of these symptoms include anemia, hear... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
EEG or Shunt: There are two ways to know. Some people use a EEG to monitor the brain activity to assure enough blood is flowing to the brain. Others use a small tu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
No: Unfortunately Parkinson's disease (pd) is not curable. Most surgeries for pd can help with the stiffness, walking problems, and tremor associated wit... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Depends on severity: Seizures during brain surgery are rare due to the presence of anesthesia but if a seizure did occur during a surgery, the brain pressures could increa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Very rare: Syringomyelia from an epidural injection has been reported but typically you would have signs of spinal cord injury directly after the injection (eg.,... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Stretch and PT: If you are having back pain and pinched nerve symptoms (pain and tingling into your leg(s)), you will need to try both stretching and may want to seek... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Details follow: Carpal tunnel release surgery involves making an incision in the palm and using the incision (either using an endoscope or a microscope) to cut the o... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Weight loss+exercise: The most common causes of back pain (without radiation into limbs) is poor core strength, extra weight, smoking, and excessive drinking. You should e... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Wear brace & see MD: If you are not wearing your wrist brace, you should wear your wrist brace at nights. If you are wearing the brace and the symptoms are still worse, p... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Very little: Stereotactic brain biopsy wounds are typically small in size and hence may ooze several drops of blood. If you are having large amounts of bleeding f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Unclear: Most of the studies linking cell phone use with brain tumors are poor studies and the current stand of both neurosurgery associations is that there is... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Many reasons: At you age group, back pain can be due to many causes (disc disease, muscle spasms, tendon damage, kidney/ovary pain, etc). Please see you doctor for... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Sometimes nothing: Bilateral means both sides. Depending on the completeness of your surgeon in his discussion with you, a laminotomy may refer to unilateral (one sided... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Wide array: Neurosurgeons can perform a wide array of procedures, including (but not limited to): craniotomies, transphenoidal pituitary surgery, gamma knife radi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
See a neurologist: You may want to see a neurologist to get a emg/ncv study of your legs if you haven't had such a study already.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Varies: There are several types of benign brain tumors (pituitary adenomas, meningiomas, fibromas, etc). You will have to provide us with more information to... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Not usually: Although possible (in rheumatoid arthrits and other severe arthritic diseases), typically adult scoliosis does not progress as quickly as adolescent s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Yes: In general, everything has benefits and risks. Although cannabis can help with pain, anxiety, and even insomnia, it can also lead to smoke related pro... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Differs: Each person is different. The overall response to conservative therapy (Physical therapy and Epidural injections and meds) depends on several factors... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Various: Post-concussive syndrome (pcs) can be from mild to severe. It can include a range of symptoms including (but not limited to) headaches, dizziness, na... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
NO: There is no actual cure for essential tremor (et) but there are several good medications and a surgical option. The surgical option is very effectiv... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. AmirNovin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. AmirNovin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for the answer. I was thinking that but was hoping I was wrong
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i showed the report to dr upendra devkota hes the best in nepal recommends surgery wt sud i do
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Thanks for your quick reply! you say scoliosis can progress but am an adult ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

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Top Neurosurgeon , Second Place, California - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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