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UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices

UCSF Vascular Neurosurgery: Tale of Two Practices

A neurosurgeon uses images from 25 cases to explain and illustrate how he chooses between open surgery and endovascular options for treating vascular disorders in the brain, minimizes complications, and makes treatment as safe and effective as possible.

Personalized Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer at UCSF

Personalized Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer at UCSF

Follow the journey of a UCSF patient with early-stage, high-risk lung cancer, from history to treatment and prognosis, including how surgeons chose to do a robotic assisted VATS lobectomy and an analysis of how well chemo is likely to work for her.

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Awake Spinal Surgery Treatment Options

Praveen Mummaneni, MD, provides an overview of lumbar spondylolisthesis, the advantages and disadvantages of fusion and non-fusion treatment, and outcome data for specific populations, including female, elderly and obese patients.

Mammography 101

Mammography 101

Bonnie Joe, MD explains the differences between screening and diagnostic mammography, shows evidence for screening, answers common questions about radiation risk and false positives and discusses digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.

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Paul Garcia, MD

Paul Garcia, MD

Director of Clinical Epilepsy ServicesDr. Paul Garcia is a nationally recognized neurologist in the treatment of epilepsy and director of Clinical Epilepsy Services at UCSF Medical Center. His expertise covers a wide range of conditions and therapies, with a particular interest in treating...

Lee Tan, MD

Lee Tan, MD

NeurosurgeonDr. Lee Tan is a neurosurgeon specializing in both minimally invasive and traditional open surgical techniques for patients with various spinal disorders...

Edward Chang, MD

Edward Chang, MD

Professor of Neurological SurgeryDr. Edward Chang is professor of Neurological Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise includes surgical therapies for intractable epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, pain, hemifacial spasm and brain tumors in adults...

Lauren Ostling, MD

Lauren Ostling, MD

Co-Director, Neuroscience CenterDr. Lauren Ostling is a neurosurgeon and co-director of the Neuroscience Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her clinical specialties include spasticity, tethered cords, brain tumors, hydrocephalus and neurotrauma...

Nina Shah, MD

Nina Shah, MD

Hematologist OncologistDr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Shah's areas of professional interest...

Heather Gibson Huddleston, MD

Heather Gibson Huddleston, MD

Fertility PhysicianDr. Heather Huddleston is an expert in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health. She has a special interest in unexplained infertility, uterine disease and recurrent pregnancy loss. Huddleston is actively rese...