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UCSF's Neurosurgery service ranked in the top four of U.S. News and World Report's 2008 roster of the best neurosurgery services in the United States, and the UCSF Medical Center was ranked among the top ten hospitals. Our integrated array of clinical programs provides the full range of adult and pediatric neurological surgery specialty services, including treatment planning, surgery, auxiliary therapies, and rehabilitation. Clinical specialties for each clinical program are as follows:
 
Brain Tumor Center at UCSF
Offering the most advanced therapies available for adults and children who have a tumor of the brain or spinal cord, UCSF's Brain Tumor Center is the most comprehensive treatment program for these tumors in the nation and is the only such pediatric treatment program in California funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Brain Tumor Surgery Program for Adults
Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma); Adult Brain and Spinal-Cord Tumors; Functional Brain Mapping for Brain Tumors and Related Epilepsy; Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery; Meningiomas; Metastatic Tumors; Pituitary Tumors; Skull-Base Tumors
Central Nervous System Injury
Treating mainly traumatic injuries, this program is based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), the major trauma hospital for the San Francisco Bay Area, a designated Trauma Center, and a designated Regional Center for Injury Prevention and Control by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Aneurysms; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Arteriovenous Malformations; Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas; Cavernous Malformations/Angiomas; Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Procedures; Carotid Artery and Extracranial Vascular Occlusive Disease; Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks (Stroke Center, with UCSF's Neurology Department); Intracerebral Hemorrhage; Vascular Compression Syndromes (Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm); Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations; Skull Base Surgery
Clinical Neuro-Oncology
Adult and Pediatric Neuro-Oncologic Therapy; Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery
Epilepsy Surgery Program
Epilepsy; Functional Brain Mapping for Epilepsy Associated with Brain Tumors
Radiosurgery Program
Arteriovenous Malformations; Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas; Brain Tumors; Epilepsy; Trigeminal Neuralgia
Movement Disorders and Parkinson's
Movement Disorders; Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's and Dystonia
Nerve Injury Program
Peripheral Nerve Injury and Entrapment Syndromes; Peripheral Nerve Tumors
Neurospinal Disorders
Adult Disc Disease, Spondylosis, and Spinal Stenosis; Adult Spinal Deformities and Spondylolisthesis ; Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Endoscopic and Image-Guided Spinal Surgery; Spinal Trauma or Instability; Spinal Cord and Vertebral Tumors; Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
Pain Management
Surgical Management of Pain; Chronic Benign Pain; Pain Related to Malignancy (Cancer Pain); Trigeminal Neuralgia
Pediatric Neurological Surgery Program
Brain Tumors; Epilepsy Associated with Brain Tumors; Spinal Cord Tumors; Epilepsy; Spasticity and Cerebral Palsy ; Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders; Congenital and Traumatic Spinal Disorders; Chiari Malformation; Hydrocephalus; Spina Bifida
California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF
Pituitary Adenoma Surgery; Stereotactic Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery
Subservices
Central Nervous System Infections and AIDS Program; Hydrocephalus and Shunt Program for Adults; Surgical Neurophysiology (Monitoring)
 
 
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