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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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, 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.
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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