Sigurd H. Berven

MD

Orthopedic surgeon

About me

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven has a strong interest in the care of children and adults with spinal disorders. He has expertise in pediatric and adult deformities, degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal tumors and spinal trauma.

In research, Berven is interested in the assessment of outcomes for patients who have orthopedic surgery. He also studies minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery, and he is exploring cellular and molecular techniques to biologically regenerate components of the spine, including the intervertebral disc.

Berven studied human biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University. He was a graduate student in philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and then completed his residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, which provides training at four major city hospitals. Next, he advanced his training in spine surgery as a clinical fellow at UCSF and in pediatric orthopedic surgery as chief resident at Boston Children's Hospital.

Often invited to speak at national and international conferences, Berven has lectured on topics including measurement of outcomes in spine surgery, evaluation and management of spinal disorders, and advanced techniques in spinal surgery.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Surgery

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Spine Center

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

My reviews

4.7

Overall Experience
426 Reviews
I have been very fortunate to have my surgery performed by Dr. Berven. The level of care and timely treatment of my neck condition has been excellent. The surgery has gone extremely well with fantastic post-op results.Very confident to be Dr. Berven's patient for any spine related surgery.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
426 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
425 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
412 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
425 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
424 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
422 Reviews

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