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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 (8)

    Explore what we do

    "Rebooting" the brain of a patient with epilepsy

    Kimberly began having debilitating seizures and anxiety while overseas. After two brain surgeries at UCSF, her condition was finally under control.

    A day in the life of a neurosurgeon

    Learn how a specialist in awake brain surgery prepares for procedures to remove tumors. Dr. Shawn Hervey-Jumper also shares his philosophy of patient care.

    Decorative Caduceus

    Prospective Evaluation of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity (CAD) Treated With Minimally Invasive ...

    Scoliosis specific patient reported outcome


    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


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    The Ailliance Post-Market Clinical Study

    Defined by amount of: 1) blood loss (mL) during surgery and/or 2) total operation time and/or 3) length of stay in the hospital (measured from surgery completion to discharge), and/or 4) investigator opinion on whether the device(...


    Decorative Caduceus

    FIH Study of NRTX-1001 Neural Cell Therapy in Drug-Resistant Unilateral Mesial Temporal Lobe Ep...

    The primary endpoint of the study is the frequency of serious or severe AEs over the period of 1 year after administration, comparing all subjects treated with NRTX-1001 (Stage 1 + Stage 2) with all subjects who receive sham treat...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Model-based Electrical Brain Stimulation

    A personalized decoder is trained for each patient using the recorded neural activity and self-reports. Then this decoder is used to estimate the biomarker purely from neural activity; that is, based on neural activity, it will re...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Canadian-American Spinal Cord Perfusion Pressure and Biomarker Study

    Neurologic recovery over time will be measured using the ISNCSCI examination - at Baseline, Days 1-7, and months 3, 6 and 12. Our primary outcome measure will be the change in total motor score at 6 months post-injury (a time poin...


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    Behavioral Health Evaluation and Intervention Program for Patients Undergoing Craniotomy

    The proportion of enrolled patients that complete all three virtual behavioral health counseling sessions from time of study enrollment to the final behavioral health counseling session, approximately 6-9 months following the part...


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • usnews-neurology

      Best in California and No. 2 in the nation for neurology & neurosurgery

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management & Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.


    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.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

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    Patient Resource

    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

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

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    Neurointerventional Radiology

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    Neurorecovery Clinic

    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

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

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Research

      The UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery studies a broad range of topics, bringing scientists and physicians together to advance our understanding of the mind and improve patient care.

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