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Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery Division at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for infants, children, and adolescents with neurosurgical disorders that require surgical intervention. Facing any surgery is frightening for your child—especially when that surgery deals in the sensitive areas of the brain and spine—and that's why we stand beside your family every step of the way, from evaluation and surgery through follow-up treatment. By providing the entire range of services in one convenient location, we can not only provide a higher quality of care, but we can also get to know your child on a personal level that promotes well-being and continued growth.

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Why Families Choose Us

Comprehensive Treatment and Evaluation of Neurological Disorders

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland applies a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders. No matter where your child is in the process of treatment and recovery, we have the staff and technology on hand to provide the right level of treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary neuro-oncology, spinal disorder, craniofacial, and epilepsy and cerebral palsy programs ensure that neurosurgery patients receive complete and integrated outpatient care.

Minimally-Invasive, State-of-the-Art Neurosurgery Facilities

  • At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, our team performs between 300 and 350 neurosurgeries each year. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes systems that enable high-precision endoscopic surgery.
  • Children's Neurosurgery is equipped with computer-guided stereotactic neurosurgery stations, intraoperative CT and ultrasound machines, and neuroendoscopes for minimally invasive, state-of-the-art brain surgery.

Ranked "America’s Top Surgeons"

  • Our team of neurosurgeons has achieved national fame and been ranked among America’s Top Surgeons by Consumers’ Research Council of America.
  • Our affiliated neurosurgical practice, Children's Neurosurgical Associates, is the regional leader in complex pediatric neurosurgical care, including brain tumors, spinal disorders, congenital anomalies, craniosynostosis, spasticity, and hydrocephalus.

Follow-Up Care and Ongoing Neurological Support

  • Our patients receive the finest post-operative care in the largest pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in Northern California.
  • Children's Rehabilitation Center offers a full spectrum of rehabilitation services. 

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