ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Mario Ammirati, M.D.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon

Dr. Mario Ammirati is a board-certified neurosurgeon who recently opened his private practice in Sorrento Valley (San Diego) after 20+ years of operating his own skull base surgery lab in Ohio. He has two clinics – one in Sorrento Valley and one in La Mesa. He performs surgery at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Surgical Center of San Diego (and currently in the credentialing process for Paradise Valley Hospital and several more). He has 30+ years of neurosurgical and spine surgery experience; he has been published in 160+ medical journals and publications, and he has co-written the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and primary brain tumors for the American Neurosurgical and Cancer Associations. Newsweek Magazine published a physician-voted survey in which Dr. Ammirati was listed among the “Top 3% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S. in 2015.”

Dr. Ammirati has performed 4,000+ procedures on skull base and benign and malignant tumors in the brain and spine/lumbar. He’s known by his peers for correctly diagnosing and treating patients who were otherwise misdiagnosed (e.g. brain tumors hidden behind blood clots; normal pressure hydrocephalus misdiagnosed as dementia/Alzheimer’s). He takes personal injury cases, and has 20+ years of experience as a medical expert – providing IMEs and testifying for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

He trained in neurosurgery at Northwestern University Medical School. Afterwards, he completed a 2-year fellowship with Professor Samii, the leading world expert in skull base neurosurgery. He contributed to writing the guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases and Brain Tumors on behalf of American Neurosurgical/Cancer Associations. Dr. Ammirati was one of the first neurosurgeons in the USA to use computers and intraoperative Computerized Tomography (CT) to place instrumentations (screws) in the spine, thereby decreasing the number of badly-positioned screws and hence the need for reoperation while optimizing patient outcomes.

Since the beginning of his career in 1989, Dr. Ammirati has personally trained more than 120 neurosurgery residents and fellows from all over the world in the delicate art of neurosurgery/skull base surgery and spine surgery. These surgeons have used the techniques that they learned from Dr. Ammirati at prestigious neurosurgical institutions such as, amongst others, Harvard and Cleveland Clinic. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in diagnosing, removing and treating benign brain tumors with care and precision, while prioritizing his patients’ quality of life and physical functions. He prides himself in being the most considerate doctor to his patients, who meet him at the most vulnerable time in their lives.

Dr. Ammirati’s treatment philosophy is based on adherence to the most up to date reliable scientific evidence that is tailored to the need of each individual/unique patient. Indeed, no guideline completely fits each unique patient.

Dr. Ammirati has contributed chapters on Skull Base Surgery in the last 3 editions of the #1 neurosurgery textbook in the world (Youman’s Neurological Surgery), and his contributions to the advances of medicine in general include authoring 13+ textbooks on skull base tumors and meningiomas, speaking at hundreds of conferences over 40 years, and publishing more than 165 peer-reviewed research papers that uncover and perpetually evolve techniques to improve outcomes and lives through neurosurgery.

Max MRI is committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services, by using the latest technology advances, such as the filmless digital PACS system. Max MRI’s true commitment is to our patients and referring physicians. We ensure the process is seamless from the moment the patient is referred until the report is completed. At Max MRI we have a dedicated staff that ensures this process by offering same day appointments, MRI reports within 24 hours and board-certified radiologists who are readily available for consultations.

Max MRI centers feature:

*Service areas include San Diego County, Orange County and L.A. County. See locations to find a Max MRI facility to serve you.

For over 20 years, Max MRI has been providing patients, medical professionals, and personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys with the convenience of available appointment times, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, quick and accurate reporting, highly trained and certified staff members and board certified radiologists. Personal injury liens, worker’s compensation liens, medicare and most major insurance accepted. Located throughout Southern California, Max MRI continues to grow in San Diego, Orange County and L.A. County to best serve your needs.

Max MRI is committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services, by using the latest technology advances, such as the filmless digital PACS system. Max MRI’s true commitment is to our patients and referring physicians. We ensure the process is seamless from the moment the patient is referred until the report is completed. At Max MRI we have a dedicated staff that ensures this process by offering same day appointments, MRI reports within 24 hours and board-certified radiologists who are readily available for consultations.

Max MRI centers feature:

*Service areas include San Diego County, Orange County and L.A. County. See locations to find a Max MRI facility to serve you.

For over 20 years, Max MRI has been providing patients, medical professionals, and personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys with the convenience of available appointment times, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, quick and accurate reporting, highly trained and certified staff members and board certified radiologists. Personal injury liens, worker’s compensation liens, medicare and most major insurance accepted. Located throughout Southern California, Max MRI continues to grow in San Diego, Orange County and L.A. County to best serve your needs.

Max MRI is committed to providing state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services, by using the latest technology advances, such as the filmless digital PACS system. Max MRI’s true commitment is to our patients and referring physicians. We ensure the process is seamless from the moment the patient is referred until the report is completed. At Max MRI we have a dedicated staff that ensures this process by offering same day appointments, MRI reports within 24 hours and board-certified radiologists who are readily available for consultations.

Max MRI centers feature:

*Service areas include San Diego County, Orange County and L.A. County. See locations to find a Max MRI facility to serve you.

For over 20 years, Max MRI has been providing patients, medical professionals, and personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys with the convenience of available appointment times, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, quick and accurate reporting, highly trained and certified staff members and board certified radiologists. Personal injury liens, worker’s compensation liens, medicare and most major insurance accepted. Located throughout Southern California, Max MRI continues to grow in San Diego, Orange County and L.A. County to best serve your needs.

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