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.

Featured Patient

Decades after surviving a serious car crash, Terenia's symptoms became so debilitating she was in constant pain and could no longer work as an artist. Neurosurgeon and director of Minimally-Invasive NeuroSpine Surgery, Dr. Anand Veeravagu, performed minimally-invasive robotic spine surgery and gave Terenia her life back. 

Stanford Neurosurgery News

Stanford Researchers Outline Role of a Deep Brain Structure in Concussion

In a new Stanford study co-authored by Dr. Gerald Grant, researchers have gathered evidence to suggest that impacts to the side of the head may cause concussion symptoms through damage to the corpus callosum.


Immune Profile Two Days After Stroke Predicts Dementia a Year Later

A new Stanford study, led by Dr. Marion Buckwalter, finds that transient changes in the numbers and activation levels of a handful of circulating immune cell types can predict the likelihood of dementia one year after a stroke.


Pediatric Neurosurgeon Offers Novel, Less Invasive Treatment for Seizures

After several years of suffering from seizures caused by tuberous sclerosis, Dr. Gerald Grant was able to offer Molly a less invasive procedure to remove the brain tumor causing her seizures.


Featured Event

Apr April 27 Sat 2019

Sports Concussion Summit

Kissick Auditorium, Arrillaga Family Sports Center, Stanford 

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by Stanford Athletics and the Concussion and Brain Performance Center of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Also open to the general public.

Abstract deadline: March 1, 2019

Women Of Stanford Neurosurgery

Meet our women physicians and scientists and read about their experiences as females in science and medicine, in this unique Q&A series.

Stanford Neuroscience

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