About Dr. Christopher Duma, MD, FACS

Brain Surgeon Specialist

 A board certified neurosurgeon specialist in surgical brain tumor management, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife™ radiosurgery, and the surgical treatment of movement disorders, Dr. Christopher  Duma practices at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California (Orange County), Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (Fountain Valley, CA), Mission Hospital, Laguna  Beach, CA, and UC Irvine Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA, and is one of the most experienced in his field. In addition, he has been at the forefront of research in immunotherapy for primary brain gliomas such as glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, and astrocytomas and is involved with futuristic research in the use of immunotherapy to fight malignant brain tumors.

His general neurosurgery is performed using state-of-the art neuronavigational computers and he prides himself in being a master of minimally invasive neurosurgery accomplishing better results, by being less invasive and using more powerful, modern tools. This is true for both benign and malignant brain disease.

MODERN GENERAL NEUROSURGERY OF THE BRAIN

STEREOTACTIC AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGICAL TECHNIQUES

Dr. Christopher Duma uses computer-assisted neurosurgical technique in all his craniotomies. He uses the million dollar state-of-the-art Stealth world renown navigational system to guide him safely through the brain. Operation times are shortened, anesthesia times are shortened, tumor resections are more complete, and safe, and patients’ recovery is rapid.

GAMMA KNIFE STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY OF THE BRAIN

FOR BRAIN TUMORS, VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS, PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

With Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Dr. Christopher Duma is able to treat primary brain tumors, metastases, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), trigeminal neuralgia and the tremor of Parkinson’s disease, without opening the skull.

IMMUNOTHERAPY NOVEL TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS

BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOCUSED ON MANAGEMENT OF THE BRAIN’S NORMAL IMMUNOLOGICAL DEFENSES

Using immunotherapy, Dr. Duma has attained greater than average remission rates for the most malignant of primary brain tumors.

SURGERY FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS STN AND THALAMIC DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS); THALAMOTOMY AND PALLIDOTOMY

USING UNIT-CELL RECORDING AND PHYSIOLOGIC FEEDBACK, RESULTS ARE MAXIMIZED

Dr. Duma’s experience with the treatment of movement disorders since 1987 makes him one of the most experienced in his field.


If you wish to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Duma, or for further information regarding brain tumor treatment, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and our other treatment programs, please register on our website. Additionally, you can reach us at 949-642-6787 or e-mail Dr. Duma directly: drduma@cduma.com.
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Testimonials

'I was given a couple of months to live. Dr Duma is brilliant.'

Eric Muranaka
Malignant Brain Tumor
8 year survivor

'Thanks to Dr. Duma, my brain tumor has completely diminished.'

Victor Pimenta
Anaplastic Astrocytoma
14 year survivor

'He was knowledgeable and patient when addressing my concerns!'

Allison Smith-Conway
Parkinson's Disease
Symptom free 2 years

'I am alive today because of Dr. Duma.'

Lindsay Susskind
Glioblastoma Multiform
6 year survivor

'The standard of care Dr. Duma offers is stellar. '

Paul Roberts
Glioblastoma Multiform
6 year survivor

'You have extended my life, not only in time, but also the quality of life.'

Richard Teter
Glioblastoma Multiform
2 year survivor

'He is always concerned for my well-being. I trust him with my life!'

Kathy Hyams
Breast Cancer Brain Metastases
10 year survivor

Dr. Duma Patented Radio Surgery