The Neurosurgery Clinic at UCSF Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of services – from comprehensive evaluations and treatment planning to surgery and rehabilitation – for conditions ranging from brain tumors to nerve disorders. Our care team of leading experts includes neurologists, neuroradiologists and radiation oncologists. Patients also benefit from research conducted at UCSF and the new treatments and medical devices developed here.
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Praveen Mummaneni, MD, presents a lumbar spondylolisthesis case study and discusses the short- and long-term surgical outcomes for minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions.
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.
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.
Watch and hear narration for a complete resection of a left posterior insular cavernous malformation measuring 1.2 centimeters, using a focused transsylvian approach. You’ll see 3D pre- and postoperative images and hear about the patient’s outcome.
Get an in-depth look at the procedures and the pros and cons of two surgeries for kids with cerebral palsy: selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) using a single-level laminoplasty with selective root sectioning and intrathecal baclofen pump insertion.
A neurosurgeon who specializes in spines describes the technique and benefits of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), presenting six case studies that show when MISS is a great option and when open surgery is required.