Welcome to the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery

Comprised of 60 neurosurgeons and research faculty, and performing over 4000 neurosurgical operations covering the full spectrum of neurological conditions every year, we are consistently ranked among the best centers in the nation for neurosurgery. We are fortunate to have excellent facilities and the most technologically advanced equipment in the world to help us treat neurological diseases for both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, our hospitals offer the only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and San Jose, and our Stroke Center was the first in the nation to be certified as a comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. These certifications recognize our hospitals as having state-of-the-art equipment, infrastructure, staffing and training to diagnose and treat patients with the most severe and complex cases. Together, we are driving forward the most innovative technologies in neurosurgery – from cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical trials to the widespread clinical implementation of our discoveries.

Stanford Neurosurgery News

Stanford's Eye-Sync Technology Helping Diagnose Concussions on the Football Field

Eye-Sync, a new virtual reality technology, is the brainchild of Stanford neurosurgeon, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar. The technology can help sports medicine professionals determine whether an athlete needs to be removed from play within a minute.


Optogenetic Stimulation Promotes Persistent Recovery After Stroke

Work is currently being done in our Steinberg Lab aimed at improving stroke recovery, by using an optogenetic technique to specifically stimulate a brain region in the cerebellum after stroke. Results of our recent study were published earlier this month in Scientific Reports. 


Stanford Joins Multi-Center SLATE Trial

Stanford Neurosurgery is now enrolling patients for the SLATE (Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) study.  The Study is designed to evaluate the use of Visualase™ MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System for treatment of patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), the most common form of partial or localization-related epilepsy.  


Congratulations to Dr. Gary K. Steinberg, selected by the Society of Neurological Surgeons as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious RICHARD WINN, M.D. PRIZE, for his outstanding and longstanding scholarly contributions to the field of neurosurgery. The international award recognizes those with an outstanding and continuous commitment to research in the neurosciences by a neurological surgeon. This award is the highest honor the Society of Neurological Surgeons can bestow on a neurosurgeon. The Society is the oldest neurological society in the world, founded in 1920 by Harvey Cushing, and 10 of his neurosurgical colleagues. 

Stanford Neuroscience

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive care and treatment for neurological conditions.