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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When choosing the most appropriate surgery for adult scoliosis patients, the patient’s chief complaint is key. Dean Chou, MD, discusses the criteria to consider when patients present with specific symptoms, and describes when a more conservative ...
Aaron J. Clark, MD, PhD, describes the minimally invasive approaches of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and its advantages over open TLIF surgery including the benefits for the obese and elderly, fewer complications and less pain.
Edward Chang, MD, describes the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, a very serious pain disorder that affects the face and is usually caused by a blood vessel that compresses against the trigeminal nerve.
Lee A. Tan, MD, provides a review of past and current treatment strategies for spinal deformities, including breakthroughs such as Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Dr. Lee Tan reviews cervical deformity radiographic parameters, including cervical lordosis, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis, chin-brow vertical angle, T1 slope, thoracic inlet angle and neck tilt.
Lee Tan, MD discusses three recent cervical spine and thoracolumbar spinal deformity cases and the surgical interventions used to treat these diverse conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Shorter surgeries result in decreased lengths of stay, faster recovery times and less reliance on narcotics
The role of minimally invasive skull base surgery is expanding in the management and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the paranasal sinuses, skull base and intracranial compartment.
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