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Vedat Deviren


Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Vedat Deviren is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in caring for children and adults with spinal disorders. His expertise has led to a wide range of experience on difficult cases involving any part of the spine. He treats spinal deformities such as adult scoliosis, spondylolisthesis (a painful disorder of the lower spine), failed back surgeries and tumors, among other conditions.

Deviren completed postgraduate education in orthopedics and traumatology (surgical repair following injury) at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. At UCSF, he completed fellowship work in spine surgery, training in both patient care and research.

As a faculty member at UCSF, Deviren has maintained a passionate commitment to patient care. In his teaching, he focuses on concepts that provide medical students, residents, fellows and international scholars with skills for evaluating and investigating evidence-based patient care, spinal disorder outcomes, biomechanical characteristics of the spine and the application of medical instruments in spinal treatment.

  • Education

    Hacettepe University Medical School, 1992

  • Residencies

    Hacettepe University Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Spine, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Languages


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    236 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 23, 2023
    I had lots of questions and concerns that this doctor addressed directly and fully. The explanations about what was wrong with my spine the possible future issues I may encounter the seriousness of the surgery and possible problems I might encounter after the surgery were really well explained. What I also found really helpful was that the doctor explained what I could do to hopefully slow the progression of the decline of my spine. I also really liked that the doctor was so personable and kind. In addition he had a great sense of humor when responding to my wry comments. I feel I will be taken care of to the extent possible by this doctor.
    Nov 17, 2023
    Thanks for the help!
    Nov 15, 2023
    Can't answer everything because I need further tests MRI etc before further discussion and diagnosis.
    Oct 31, 2023
    Every time I go in I'm not given a moment to ask my questions. Furthermore the instructions are whispered. How bout taking a moment to come over and shake my hand. Look at me in eyes. Ask me what other questions I may have . It's a scary experience dealing with both doc and nurse when they stand across the room. If the doc wasn't the best I would never go back
    Sep 25, 2023
    Dr. Deviren has done a few spine surgeries I wouldn't go or let anyone else do surgery
    Sep 25, 2023
    I absolutely recommend Dr.Deviren! He has changed my life for the better
    Sep 22, 2023
    Dr Deviren is a caring physician. He is firm with his advice and instructions yet also non-verbally communicates compassion and kindness for patient difficulties w their disease.
    Aug 08, 2023
    Dr Deviren is outstanding doctor and person. So grateful he is my doctor.
    Aug 06, 2023
    We are super happy that my care has been taking place here - all your people really care!
    Aug 02, 2023
    Overall a very good visit and very informative. My recommendation is that Dr. Deviren not look at his cell phone when he's engaged with a patient.
    Jul 19, 2023
    The two doctors had a very bad attitude and mockingly I would never go back to a consultation with the two of them nor do I recommend them. I would give them -0
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr Deviren is marvelous. He explains things and shows definite care and compassion.
    Jul 01, 2023
    Difficult assessment for problems but did get referred to the pain management specialist.
    Jun 18, 2023
    May 16, 2023
    We are so very pleased with everyone here-doesn't matter the position; each treated us with respect & true care!
    May 09, 2023
    I felt he was somewhat dismissive but to be fair to him he did say he felt he needed more information. However he made me feel like I was taking up his time unnecessarily.
    Apr 12, 2023
    Thank you
    Mar 28, 2023
    I have told all of my friends and family always go to Dr V Deviren or if it something else go to UCSF
    Mar 17, 2023
    I'm so happy I have Dr. Deviren as my doctor. He is confident knowledgeable and so very nice. I feel safe in his hands!
    Mar 12, 2023
    Like my care team.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr Vedat spent less than 2 minutes and did not even explain anything. No consideration to time and money invested here. Very disappointed.
    Mar 05, 2023
    They seemed to be rushed and I did not receive a summary of our visit.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Dr Deviren and his staff are outstanding. Dr. Deviren is a world class surgeon.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Dr D is very engaging/FACT BASED-exactly what I need when considering such a complex surgery given my age and other med conditions.
    Jan 27, 2023
    The dr really listened to me and understood my needs but I felt like didn't explain the surgical option that I want to go thru with fully. But I was not asking many questions but the basics were not explained either of the surgery.
    Jan 26, 2023
    The care team at ucsf is unparalleled to any other provider I've ever used and I've had over 11 surgical procedures so I speak from experience.
    Jan 25, 2023
    I so appreciate the time and attention he gave to my concerns and questions. Also appreciate his directness and honesty. No sense of being rushed and so thorough. I'm very grateful to him for all this.
    Jan 08, 2023
    I am pleased with my surgeon. He has just the right amount of arrogance to let me know he is good at what he does and not just acting the part
    Jan 06, 2023
    It's clear that this office is extremely busy and Dr. Deviren has a good team that makes up for the areas where she does not have time
    Dec 15, 2022
    Fair" recommendation only because we come from out of state and my condition is extreme.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr. Deviren is amazing. His team took such good care of me. I will and would recommend him to anyone I know that needs this type of surgery. I feel 100 times better than I did pre-surgery.
    Nov 10, 2022
    I absolutely love Dr.Deviren! He is thorough and interested in what I have to say.
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr Deviren is a world class surgeon. He listens to questions asked and answers them expeditiously. His office is always responsive to my concerns. Dr. Deviren is an extremely gifted doctor.
    Oct 20, 2022
    The provider walked into the room with a diagnosis and treatment plan before discussing how I was feeling. Then he attributed my back pain and discomfort to stress in my life not the fact that I have actual back issues and a bulging disc. My previous experience with chiropractor physical therapy and comfort care was not taken into account and I felt dismissed in order to back the care plan that was already prescribed.
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Deviren was wonderful! He is caring knowledgeable and just a great guy. I am so glad he is now my doctor!
    Sep 27, 2022
    Given this was my first visit to a "specialist" there was very little concern shown for the physical event that occurred at the beginning of August. My pain level at that time was nearly 9-10. It took a month to book an MRI as well as PT and so I took it upon myself to rehabilitate while waiting for these appointments. Thankfully my pain level is minimal presently bit there was little to no reaction from the Doctor for my desire to strengthen myself. I was told that I have "a terrible spine" and little else. Clearly the bedside manner is nonexistent with this gentleman.
    Sep 22, 2022
    Dr Deviren is a brilliant doctor.
    Sep 18, 2022
    Doctor said he could fix my problem but did not explain how he would do it(what was involved). Did not explain what went wrong in the first place and I of course did not think to ask at that time. Thought he should have been forthcoming with that information at beginning of appointment. Instead once he asked who did the surgery he asked if we had informed said doctor of my problems.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Everything is EXCELLENT
    Sep 07, 2022
    There is so much more that I need to be informed about. But again it has been difficult without medication for me to be capable of much.I know I've mentioned this several times but I feel that the Pain specialist I've had really don't know the true level of pain I've been dealing with for years.
    Aug 19, 2022
    The worst experience I ever had at UCSF with Dr. Deviren Not sincere Not confident of a doctor insecure not helpful not interested is solving Or exploring ways to figure out the problem that I have I don't advice anybody to deal with that doctor
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr. Deviren was not cordial at all. He did not mention or discuss the reason for my referral. He hit me with a diagnosis far beyond for what I was referred. He was not helpful discussing specific questions I asked. He was dismissive of my personal issue research. He offered no options or alternatives for my situation.
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr Deviren is outstanding as a physician and person
    Jul 23, 2022
    Dr Deviren and his associates were excellent
    Jul 19, 2022
    He was horrible ! He was rude condescending & cut me off several times. He made me feel horrible about the situation & my prognosis I was very disappointed. The other doctor even apologized for his treatment of me. He also dismissed itger doctors opinions when I atte to share them.
    Jul 12, 2022
    Jul 10, 2022
    I was glad the doctor was willing to go into the specifics of the surgery and it's scope. I also appreciated that he was confident enough to say that the very difficult cases like mine end up with his team because he and his team are capable of dealing with the hard cases. I believed him. He wasn't arrogant he was assuring me I was in good hands.
    Jun 06, 2022
    I got the impression he wasn't to worried. UCD is more concerned
    May 18, 2022
    A surgeon's personality is focused on quick decisive confident choices. As usual there was little personal connection. Choices were laid out alternatives were not discussed.
    May 04, 2022
    I love Dr.Deviren he is caring thorough informative and great at his job!
    Apr 05, 2022
    Great confidence in him.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Referring many questions to Private doctor!
    Feb 20, 2022
    I have nothing but respect and confidence in Dr. Vedat Deviren.
    Feb 12, 2022
    I did not agree to use a walker or cane but I do use two hiking sticks on hikes