Las Vegas Headache Center a part of the Khavkin Clinic is the first of its kind in the state of Nevada. It was born out of real and urgent need to care for headache patients using the latest and advanced treatment methods both for preventive and acute treatment. Ours is a multispecialty healthcare clinic that offers you a variety of comprehensive non-invasive (non-surgical) and invasive (surgical) treatments to relieve migraine, headache, and other painful neurological disorders.
Our Treatment Options
The treatment option we may offer you would depend on your specific condition, which we ascertain from the diagnostic report, medical test result and doctor’s physical examination. Hence, we offer the following treatment options for headache, migraine, sinus, and other painful neurological conditions.
Some of the headache disorders we treat are:
- Migraine, Acute, and Chronic/Episodic
- Cervicogenic Headaches
- Cluster Headaches
- Muscle Contraction Headaches
- Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Neuralgic Headaches
- Sinus Headaches
- Mixed/Combination Headaches
- Chronic Daily Headache
- Medication Abuse Headache
- Secondary Headaches
- Intractable Headache
Some of the treatment and procedures offered in the clinic are:
- Botox Injections for Migraine And Cervical Dystonia
- Nerve Blocks
- Deep Trigger Point Injections
- Gammacore (Vagus Nerve Stimulation)
- Single-Pulse Magnetic Stimulation
- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Antagonists and Receptor Blockers (Ajovy, Aimovig, Emgality)
- Other Preventive Medications
Our Team of Specialists
Meet the members of our neurological team.
Dr. Arlyn Valencia (MD)
Dr. Arlyn Valencia is a Board Certified Neurologist with Fellowship Training in Stroke and Neuro-rehabilitation, and the MD of Las Vegas Headache Specialist Center. She has 24 years of experience in Neurocritical Care and Advanced Headache Management.
Dr. Yevgeniy Khavkin (MD)
Dr. Khavkin is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon, and is the Former Director of Neurosurgery Spine Services at Northwestern University.
Ippei Takagi (MD)
Ippei Takagi, MD is a Neurosurgeon and a Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon. Dr. Takagi received his Medical Degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed Residency training in Neurological Surgery at the University of Chicago.
Sherif Al-Hawarey (MD)
Sherif Al-Hawarey, MD is a Board Certified Pain Management Physician, Board Certified Clinical Neurophysiologist, as well as Board Certified Neurologist who has been practicing for 21-years. He received his Medical Degree from Cairo University and completed his Residency training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He also served as Chief Neurology Resident.
Terrance Kwiatkowski (MD)
Terrance J. Kwiatkowski, M.D. is a board certified Otorhinolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon, a fellowship trained Neurotologist/Skull Base Surgeon, and a highly trained Rhinologist/Sinus surgeon.
He attended medical school at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he was medically and surgically groomed in the ‘Knife and Gun Club’ arena of inner city Brooklyn. His free time was spent volunteering in the Kings County Hospital Trauma Center, and taking the subway into Manhattan for great food, drink and theater. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, won the Otolaryngology Medical Student Award, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994. Of note, he was the first student in the history of this medical school to obtain a surgical subspecialty residency at an Ivy League institution, that being University of Pennsylvania (the nation’s first medical school and a perennial Top-Five Otorhinolarygology program).
Dr. Kwiatkowski trained in residence from 1994-99 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as Pennsylvania Hospital – the nations first and longest standing hospital in center city of Philadelphia. While there, he fostered his love for ear and skull base surgery, and was mentored in advanced and complex sinus surgery by Dr. David Kennedy, M.D., often thought of as the ‘father of endoscopic sinus surgery’ and then chair of the department. He had extensive Head and Neck Surgery training from several faculty who are now department chairs at Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale, and M.D. Anderson – Texas. At CHOP he gained exceptional experience in Pediatric Otolaryngology having been trained by the nation’s busiest Academic Pediatric ENT group.
From 1999-2001, Dr. Kwiatkowski trained in advance ear and skull base surgery at The University of California – San Diego and Kaiser-Permanente Southern California Center for Skull Base Surgery. Here, he met and married his lovely wife in 2000, and upon completion of his fellowship they moved to Henderson, Nevada where they live to this day. Dr. Kwiatkowski had maintained a part-time solo practice in Bullhead City, Arizona from 2004 – 2014, but is now full time in Las Vegas.
As a direct result of his well-rounded training, Dr. Kwiatkowski is versed in all aspects of ENT and is comfortable with all ages and complexities of patients. More importantly, however, Dr. Kwiatkowski possesses the judgment of one who understands both sides of the medical street and the path between them…i.e., the proper role of state of the art, personal, outstanding care as provided in his private practice setting – and, when necessary – the smooth transition into quaternary care medicine available at nearby advanced learning and teaching institutions at which many of Dr. Kwiatkowski’s friends and colleagues are based.
Beyond medicine, Dr. Kwiatkowski most enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family, golfing with his dad, skiing with his friends, participating in sports of nearly any kind, and exploring the world through travel.
Marc Kayem (MD)
(see Las Vegas Sinus website for his biographical information)
Kimbrelle Pascua (APRN)
Kimbrelle is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with 5 years of experience in direct patient care. She is focused on providing quality patient care and maintaining open lines of communication with the patients and the healthcare team.
Hayley Washinsky (PA-C)
Hayley Washinsky is a recent graduate of the Physician Assistant studies program at Touro University where she excelled and gain a vast amount of experience completing clinical rotations in facial plastics, cardio-thoracic surgery, family medicine, and wellness as well as a clinical rotation with our own board-certified ear, nose and throat physician.
Gavin Pope (PA-C)
Dr. Gavin Pope is a Physicians Assistant. He specializes in surgery and Orthopedic Surgery.