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UCSF is home to one of the largest, most comprehensive programs for brain tumor treatment in the United States.

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Surgical Videos

Vascular Neurosurgery

STA to MCA bypass for critical left MCA stenosis with acute basal ganglia stroke and perfusion deficit (3D video).



Stent Assisted Coiling (staged) of Basilar Trunk Aneurysm, Giant, Fusiform and Thrombotic.

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Endoscopic Neurosurgery


Removal of a meningioma of the tuberculum sella through an endoscope by a neurosurgeon and otolaryngologist at the UCSF Center for Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery.


Minimally invasive surgery for a suprasellar Rathke's cleft cyst.

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Patient Stories

After a long-standing herniated disc became unmanageable, scientist Amanda Woerman, PhD, turned to the UCSF Spine Center for minimally invasive surgery. Four months later she completed her first IRONMAN and today is pain free for the first time in over six years.


Janet Choy underwent an awake transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) for degenerative spondylolisthesis - becoming one of the first patients on the west coast to undergo this procedure that shortens operating time and avoids side effects associated with general anesthesia.


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Our research team integrates clinicians and scientists so that we can address the most pressing challenges of brain tumor treatment. Philanthropy has been especially critical in supporting high risk, high reward research.


In an unprecedented finding, UC San Francisco scientists used an experimental drug to completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice. 


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