Dr. Shahin Etebar, M.D. F.A.A.N.S

About Us

At Desert Spine & Neurosurgical Institute, we specialize in treatment of a variety of brain and spinal disorders including brain tumors, vascular disease, Parkinson's disease, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, stenosis, disc herniation, spinal fractures, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tumors of the skull base and the pituitary gland, tumors of the spinal cord and the vertebrae, spinal deformity, adult scoliosis, failed back syndrome and infectious diseases of the brain and spine.

After a thorough medical and neurological evaluation of each patient, a unique treatment plan is prescribed for the individual patient using a multi-specialty team approach.

Our group includes fellowship-trained neurosurgeons working in collaboration with a team of interventional neuro-radiologists, neuro-otologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, pain management and critical care specialists, medical and radiation oncologists dedicated to provide the desert community with the highest quality of healthcare.

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State-of-the-Art Spine and Brain Surgery in Southern California

Patient Resources

This page provides helpful resources that patients can use when they see a doctor

Insurance Information

We make every effort to work with patients’ insurance companies; however, responsibility for your bills rests with you alone.

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After Your Hospital Stay

Follow-up care plays a crucial role in your recovery. You will leave the hospital with a set of instructions.

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Your Hospital Stay

If you are admitted to the Hospital, a neurosurgery team headed by Dr. Spence, will care for you.

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Decision for Surgery

After explaining all of your symptoms, giving your history, reviewing your physical exam and diagnostic studies.

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There is no mistaking the energy and exuberance of Carl Schuch, owner of Mario’s Italian Restaurant in Rancho Mirage, California. At 70 years old, his stamina is remarkable and his enthusiasm infectious. Originally from Pennsylvania, Carl moved to the Valley in 1990 after 18 years in Chino.

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