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State-of-the-Art Weill Neurosciences Building Opens at UCSF News

State-of-the-Art Weill Neurosciences Building Opens at UCSF

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building opened its doors in July 2021, establishing an innovative all-in-one hub for patients, researchers and clinicians at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus.
Improving Decision-Making When Treating Basilar Artery Aneurysms News

Improving Decision-Making When Treating Basilar Artery Aneurysms

Although responsible for only 3%-5% of all cerebrovascular aneurysms, basilar artery aneurysms (BAAs) are among the most difficult to treat.
John de Groot, MD, Named Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology at UCSF News

John de Groot, MD, Named Division Chief of Neuro-Oncology at UCSF

John F. de Groot, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology within the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC San Francisco.
First “Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words and Mobility to Man with Paralysis News

First “Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words and Mobility to Man with Paralysis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed the first “neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Aided by this technology, the man is also able to move a robotic arm to manipulate objects.
New Method for Rapid, Intraoperative Detection of Residual Tumor Cells Can Vastly Improve Patient Outcomes News

New Method for Rapid, Intraoperative Detection of Residual Tumor Cells Can Vastly Improve Patient Outcomes

It is now possible to detect residual tumor cells during surgery within minutes, a groundbreaking advancement in the surgical treatment of tumors.
Novel Sequencing Test to Uncover Mystery Causes of Brain Inflammation Now Available at UCSF News

Novel Sequencing Test to Uncover Mystery Causes of Brain Inflammation Now Available at UCSF

Physicians seeking a cause for tough-to-diagnose cases of encephalitis or meningitis have a new tool in their arsenal, thanks to scientists at UC San Francisco’s Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics.
New Complex Neurology Program Focuses on Hard-to-Diagnose Cases News

New Complex Neurology Program Focuses on Hard-to-Diagnose Cases

In an effort to find answers to some of the most daunting neurological puzzles frustrating patients and clinicians alike, UC San Francisco has opened the Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem UCSF Neurology Complex Diagnosis Clinic, an innovative multidisciplinary center that tackles these issues head-on.
Brain Wave Recordings Reveal Potential for Individualized Parkinson’s Treatments News

Brain Wave Recordings Reveal Potential for Individualized Parkinson’s Treatments

Pioneering neural recordings in patients with Parkinson’s disease by UC San Francisco scientists are providing the groundwork for personalized brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.
Headache Center Fast Track Checklist Document

Headache Center Fast Track Checklist

As the only program with an Inpatient Headache Treatment Unit in Northern California, UCSF’s Headache Center helps improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from debilitating headaches.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Optimizing Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rapid Laboratory Test Offers Opportunity for Paradigm Shift News

Optimizing Care Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Rapid Laboratory Test Offers Opportunity for Paradigm Shift

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits annually. Recent media coverage has focused on the occurrence of TBI in professional sports, but the reality is that the impact of TBI-related morbidity extends beyond high-level athletics.
AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution Video

AVM Bleeding in a Young Brain: Angiography as Part of the Solution

This five-minute video reviews the warning signs for arteriovenous malformations, discusses treatment goals for AVMs in the very young, and offers images that illuminate both the condition itself and keys to successful surgical resection.
Look Beyond Symptoms: When to Test for Pituitary Tumors Video

Look Beyond Symptoms: When to Test for Pituitary Tumors

Tumors of the body’s “master gland” cause various symptoms – headaches, depression, sexual dysfunction, vision loss – that doctors often attribute to other conditions. UCSF endocrinology and neurosurgery specialists discuss keys to identifying patients as well as the merits of telehealth referrals in the time of COVID.
Spinal Exams in the Brave New World of Telemedicine Video

Spinal Exams in the Brave New World of Telemedicine

The recently expanded use of telemedicine has revealed it to be an efficient tool for making assessments and getting patients appropriate care.
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm News

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Global Pandemic: A Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting neurosurgical care at medical centers throughout the United States.
Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm During the COVID-19 Pandemic News

Neurosurgical Treatment Algorithm During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As medical centers across the world prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines for providing vital care, while protecting the safety of both patients and health care workers, are increasingly critical.
Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure Video

Complex Spine Surgery: Secrets of Successful Closure

Dr. Scott Hansen discusses techniques, options and strategies to stabilize soft tissues and prevent post-op wound complications, even in the most challenging cases.
2019-20 Referral Services Guide Document

2019-20 Referral Services Guide

UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers.
Awake Spine Surgery Document

Awake Spine Surgery

Shorter surgeries result in decreased lengths of stay, faster recovery times and less reliance on narcotics
Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis? Video

Role of Limited Fusion in Adult Scoliosis: Does Everybody Need T10 to the Pelvis?

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 surgical approach is feasible.
Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes Video

Minimally Invasive TLIF; Techniques and Outcomes

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.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options Video

Trigeminal Neuralgia Symptoms and Treatment Options

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.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part I: Historic Review

Lee A. Tan, MD, provides a review of past and current treatment strategies for spinal deformities, including breakthroughs such as Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters Video

Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Treatment Strategies, Part II: Radiographic Parameters

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.

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