Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UCSF Medical Center vigorously pursue more timely diagnoses and treatments, more precise procedures and evidence-based treatment alternatives in a compassionate quest to provide hope for all patients facing neurological challenges.
There is increasing evidence that the 24/7 presence of dedicated neurohospitalists can improve treatment of patients with neurological disorders or those who are at risk for one.
As vascular surgical techniques evolve, experience with the toughest surgical challenges and research on the corresponding outcomes help clarify the best techniques for each particular condition and patient.
Building on UCSF Medical Center's recent recertification as a primary stroke center, UCSF neurologists have joined a nationwide effort to define an even higher standard of care that would earn certification as a comprehensive stroke center.
Advances in stereotactic radiosurgery are enabling experts to treat larger lesions or those in more sensitive locations than could be treated before, as well as tumors in the paranasal sinuses, orbits and upper cervical spine.
Use of a frequently updated diagnostic algorithm helps experts at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center quickly ascertain the cause of rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) and improve the quality of life for patients with non-prion RPD.
See information on upcoming continuing medical education courses.
The UCSF Physician Liaison Service provides assistance and information to referring physicians, medical groups and health plans. Please call the Physician Liaison Service or visit www.ucsfhealth.org/health_professionals/make_a_referral/.
Phone: (800) 444-2559
Fax: (415) 353-4395
The UCSF Transfer Center is open 24 hours daily to coordinate the transfer of your patients to UCSF Medical Center from hospitals throughout the region.
Phone: (415) 353-9166
Fax: (415) 353-9172