Peripheral Nerve Center
The peripheral nerves serve as a communication network connecting the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Symptoms of peripheral nerve disorders include weakness, numbness and pain, as well as burning, prickling or tingling sensations.
The UCSF Peripheral Nerve Center provides advanced care for a variety of peripheral nerve issues, including tumors, injuries and conditions caused by compressed nerves, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. We offer treatments ranging from nerve block injections for pain relief to surgical repair of damaged nerves.
Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons and, when needed for certain conditions or injuries, orthopedic surgeons. During surgery, an electrophysiologist may join the team to assess nerve function and help guide the procedure, ensuring the best possible outcome. Together, our specialists work to relieve pain and restore function for our patients.
Doctor referral required
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
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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
505 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor, Room L-349
San Francisco, CA 94143
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