Neurosurgery Clinic

The UCSF Neurosurgery Clinic offers a broad spectrum of services – comprehensive evaluations, treatment planning, surgery and rehabilitation – for conditions ranging from nerve disorders to brain tumors. A team of leading experts, including neurologists, neuroradiologists and radiation oncologists, provides care. Our patients also benefit from the research conducted at UCSF and new treatments and medical devices developed here.

As part of this clinic, the Center for Management and Surgery of Peripheral Nerve Disorders evaluates and treats patients with peripheral nervous system disorders, from carpal tunnel syndrome to congenital nerve damage. The center is staffed by experts in neurology, neuropathology, neurogenetics, electrophysiology and rehabilitation. Patients have access to the latest diagnostic techniques, including electromyography and nerve conduction studies, MR neurography, 3T MRI and spectroscopy.

In addition, the advocacy group Angioma Alliance has named UCSF a Center of Excellence in Cerebral Cavernous Malformation in recognition of the high-quality, multispecialty care we provide for these vascular malformations.

We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Radiographic and Clinical Evaluation of Surgical Treatment for Cervical Deformity: A Multi-Cent...

    Self-reported pain in Head where 0=no pain/10=severe pain


    Decorative Caduceus

    Complex Adult Deformity Surgery (CADS)

    Scoliosis specific patient reported outcome


    Decorative Caduceus

    The Motor Network in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia: Mechanisms of Therapy

    Duration of 'on' stimulation time without dyskinesia in adaptive compared to standard open loop stimulation determined from the patients' motor diaries. The self-report motor diary is a validated method to capture this information...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Evaluation of Symphony™ Posterior Cervical System for Surgical Treatment of Adult Cervical Defo...

    Self reported pain in Head where 0=no pain/10=severe pain


    Decorative Caduceus

    The Neural Coding of Speech Across Human Languages

    Number of participants with ECoG signals for neural activity identified during intraoperative procedure or inpatient hospitalization, between 10-30 minutes.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Primary Tumor Research and Outcome Network

    For every follow-up visit, each patient will be assessed in terms of their survival status. If death is known, no further action is required. If the patient's status is "alive" and the last follow-up visit is older than 3 months, ...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Metastatic Tumor Research and Outcomes Network

    The following patient data will be collected: gender, year of birth, height, weight, race work status, education level, marital status smoking, alcohol and recreational drug use medication use nutrition and vitamin intake pr...


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-neurology

      Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

    Support Group

    Neurology Support Groups

    Find support for caregivers, families and patients dealing with aneurysm and AVM disorders, Parkinson's, MS and other neurological disorders.

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    Patient Relations

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

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    Interpreting Services

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    Related clinics

    General Neurology Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Neurointerventional Radiology

    505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room L-349
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Neurorecovery Clinic

    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

    1651 Fourth St., Suite 232
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Neurosurgery at Greenbrae

    1100 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 1
    Greenbrae, CA 94904

    Neurosurgery at Napa

    1100 Trancas St., Suite 200
    Napa, CA 94558

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Research

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