Our Providers

California Neurosurgical Institute Encino CA. & Valencia CA.

Dr. Mark Liker

Dr. Mark Liker

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

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 Encino            Valencia

Board-certified and fellowship-trained spine and neurosurgeon, Mark Liker, MD, FAANS, FACS, is the founder and senior partner at California Neurosurgical Institute, with locations in Encino, and Valencia, California.

With a broad range of technical and clinical experience in complex open and minimally invasive spine surgery, brain surgery, functional neurosurgery, stereotactic neurosurgery, and radiosurgery, patients can feel confident that they are receiving the best of care.

Dr. Liker was recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as being among the top 1% of neurosurgeons in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Bjorn Lobo

Dr. Bjorn Lobo

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

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 Encino            Valencia

Dr. Bjorn Lobo is a board-certified and dual fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery and brain tumor surgery.

He is a partner at California Neurosurgical Institute and vice-chair of surgery at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital.

His surgical practice encompasses the full spectrum of neurosurgery with a focus on brain and skull base tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and degenerative spinal disease.

Combining meticulous surgical techniques with compassionate patient care, Dr. Lobo brings world-class care to his patients.

 He received Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Health Care Hero Award in 2019 for excellence in surgical patient care.

 

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Dr. Travis Ladner

Dr. Travis Ladner

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

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 Encino            Valencia

Dr. Travis Ladner is a board-eligible neurosurgeon who brings world-class expertise and applies the latest techniques in open and minimally invasive surgery to treat complex brain and spine conditions.

Dr. Ladner received both undergraduate and doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was awarded the Highest Honors in Neuroscience as an undergraduate.

In medical school, he was selected as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Medical Scholars Research Program, and received numerous grants to study cerebrovascular disease.

He completed his neurosurgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he was appointed chief resident.
During residency, he pursued an additional one-year enfolded sub specialty fellowship in reconstructive and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

His surgical philosophy is to use technology to personalize the approach, reduce unnecessary procedures, and enhance recovery after surgery. He spends time listening to his patients to determine the nature of their problem and how to best address it, with or without surgery. 

Maureen Aoys

Maureen Aoys

DC, MS, PA-C

 Encino            Valencia

Maureen Aoys, DC, MS, PA-C is a board-certified physician assistant with surgical experience in Cosmetic/Plastics, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, and now Neurosurgery. She has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences.

Ms. Aoys graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.

As well as working in private practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Ms. Aoys was an Assistant Professor and clinical supervisor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences teaching clinical and diagnostic skills to chiropractic students for 11 years.

Our Patient Care Services & Specialties

Sciatica

The pain of sciatica doesn’t just make your back hurt; it can travel all the way down one leg, or even both. The board-certified specialist physicians at California Neurosurgical Institute can help with a range of sciatica treatments.
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Brain Tumor

At California Neurosurgical Institute, the skilled board-certified neurosurgical team utilizes the most cutting-edge surgical techniques for the removal of brain tumors that provide better outcomes and less risk than other treatments.

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Slipped Disc

Slipped discs that don’t respond to treatment can become a chronic pain problem, but the expert team at California Neurosurgical Institute can help when other approaches aren’t relieving your symptoms.
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Spine Surgery

If you have unresolved back pain, the expert physicians at California Neurosurgical Institute can help using their exceptional skills and expertise in carrying out the most advanced forms of spine surgery... Read More >>>

Back Pain

Our experienced board-certified neurosurgical team utilizes cutting-edge technology and skills to treat conditions that cause back pain and can provide you with your best possible treatment options.

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Spinal Cord Injury

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 450,000 Americans currently live with a spinal cord injury. California Neurosurgical Institute could help improve or restore function following spinal cord injury.

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Nerv Compression

The experienced board-certified neurosurgeons at California Neurosurgical Institute, with offices in Bakersfield, Encino, and Valencia, California, utilize cutting-edge tools and skills to treat nerve compression.
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Herniated Disc

As many as 20 out of every 1,000 adults in the United States develop a herniated disc each year. While symptoms vary widely, for some people, a herniated disc can lead to chronic pain... Read More >>>

Concussion

California Neurosurgical Institute, with offices in Bakersfield, Encino, and Valencia, California, specializes in the management of concussions and traumatic brain injuries and can provide the care you need for proper healing.

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Neurosurgery Consultation

California Neurosurgical Institute is one of the best and most trusted neurosurgical centers in Kern, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. If you have a spine or brain disorder diagnosis, we can conduct a neurosurgery consultation to evaluate your condition and suggest the best possible treatment options.
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Artificial Disc Replacement

Spinal disorders can lead to chronic back or neck pain that not only affects your physical health but can also affect your emotional well-being. California Neurosurgical Institute can determine if you would benefit from an artificial disc replacement.
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Pinched Nerve

Pinched nerves can be extremely painful, and also cause other unpleasant problems such as burning sensations and loss of function. If you have a pinched nerve...Read More >>>

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis typically a cause of narrowing of your spinal canal. These conditions lead to pain and dysfunction, but the expert team at California Neurosurgical Institute can help reduce back pain and restore normal function.

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Pain Management

California Neurosurgical Institute, with offices in Bakersfield, Encino, and Valencia, California, specializes in the surgical management of many pain conditions.
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Surgical Decompression (Laminotomy or Laminectomy)

Surgical decompression is an effective treatment for relieving the pain of trapped nerves in your spine when other treatments aren’t helping. Board-certified neurosurgeons at California Neurosurgical Institute can help ... Read More >>>

Scoliosis

Having an abnormal curvature in your spine called scoliosis doesn’t always result in pain and disability, but for many people, it can. If you or your child has scoliosis... Read More >>>

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California Neurosurgical Institute Valencia, CA

661-799-2542

661-253-0248

23929 McBean Pkwy, Suite 215, Valencia, CA 91355

California Neurosurgical Institute, Encino, CA

661-799-2542

661-253-0248

California Neurosurgical Institute, Bakersfield, CA

661-799-2542

661-253-0248