Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Surgical treatment for peripheral nerve disorders, includes treatment for nerve tumors, nerve injuries, and entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel and thoracic outlet syndrome.

For complex traumatic nerve injuries, including injuries to the brachial and lumbosacral plexus and sciatic nerve, we provide expedited evaluation, often followed by serial clinical exams, including electrodiagnostic and imaging studies. Intraoperative surgical teams for these injuries include electrophysiologists who assess specific nerves to determine the type and extent of nerve damage. Options for nerve repair include neurolysis, nerve grafts, intraplexial repair, nerve conduit repairs, and/or nerve transfer procedures. 

We also specialize in the treatment of all types of peripheral nerve tumors with or without neurofibromatosis type 1 or type 2 (NF1 or NF2). Symptomatic patients with growing nerve sheath tumors receive imaging with high-resolution MRI, as well as electrophysiological monitoring during surgery, which minimizes damage to the functional nerve fibers while maximizing removal of tumor tissue.

Faculty

Adult Neurological Surgery

Line Jacques, MD

Pediatric Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD
Line Jacques, MD

Nursing

Liz Gibson, NP

 

Contact

Peripheral Nerve Disorders Program

Department of Neurological Surgery
400 Parnassus Ave, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
tel (415) 353-7500
fax (415) 353-2889