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Luis Savastano


Vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon

Dr. Luis E. Savastano is a vascular and endovascular neurosurgeon who cares for patients with conditions involving arteries or veins of the brain, neck or spine. He has experience in both minimally invasive microsurgery and endovascular techniques, and the conditions he treats include brain aneurysms, Moyamoya disease (a rare disorder that causes major blood vessels leading to a child's brain to narrow), arteriovenous malformations (abnormal tangles of arteries and veins in the brain that can rupture) and carotid artery disease.

In his research, Savastano develops minimally invasive technologies and techniques to better diagnose and treat cerebrovascular diseases (those affecting blood flow to the brain). He has pioneered several endovascular devices and techniques to improve outcomes for patients with these conditions.

Savastano earned his medical degree at National University of Cuyo in Argentina, where he also earned a master’s degree in anatomy and a doctorate in medicine. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in neurointerventional radiology at the University of Michigan. Before joining the UCSF faculty, he was an assistant professor of neurosurgery and radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Education

    National University of Cuyo, MD, 2009

    National University of Cuyo, PhD, Medicine, 2019

  • Residencies

    University of Michigan, Neurosurgery, 2017

  • Fellowships

    University of Michigan, Neurointerventional Radiology, 2019

Where I see patients (2)

    My work

    After a-fib and a stroke, he’s back on his bike

    When Gary – with a history of atrial fibrillation – had a life-threatening stroke, Dr. Savastano and his experienced team performed an embolectomy. Gary made a full recovery.

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    74 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 04, 2023
    The doctor explained my condition and why there way not much more they could do.
    Oct 13, 2023
    Dr Savastano was excellent. He explained everything clearly and took the time I needed to take it in.
    Sep 22, 2023
    Exceeding my expectations. Thank you for your explanation it's very appreciated
    Aug 20, 2023
    Dr Savastano was attentive
    Jul 14, 2023
    Very specialized doctor. I don't know others with this condition.
    Jul 09, 2023
    A very positive experience thank you
    Jun 16, 2023
    May 25, 2023
    Apr 28, 2023
    Love Dr Savastano. Very patient caring and professional!
    Apr 10, 2023
    Very bad experience with this Dr Savastano . He seems very disorganized and this office staff makes up excuses for the poor service Not acceptable.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr. Savastano is on-point prepared patient and thorough. Plus he's friendly. He inspires confidence.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Very easy to follow with what they were saying and how to describe my condition and follow up treatments
    Feb 01, 2023
    Jan 22, 2023
    Dr. Was very patient pleasant and great bedside manner
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Savastano inspires confidence. He is fully prepared asks perfect questions and he listens to my responses and concerns.