Neurosurgery Programs and Divisions

BRAIN TUMOR CENTER

The Stanford Brain Tumor Center combines multidisciplinary clinical care and a strong research program in an effort to facilitate rapid transfer of basic scientific findings into clinical protocols for patients with tumors of the brain, skull base and spine. Diseases treated in the Center include both benign and malignant tumors of the brain, spinal cord, skull base, and spine in adults and children. 


CENTER FOR COMPASSION AND ALTRUISM

Founded and directed by Dr. James Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, CCARE is established within the Department of Neurosurgery. To date, CCARE has collaborated with a number of prominent neuroscientists, behavioral scientists, geneticists and biomedical researchers to closely examine the physiological and psychological correlates of compassion and altruism.


CEREBROVASCULAR NEUROSURGERY

Stanford is an international referral center for complex neurovascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord. A multidisciplinary team consisting of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons, interventional neuroradiologists, stroke neurologists and radiation oncologists collaborate closely to design individualized treatment plans combining optimal therapies for each patient’'s unique needs.


CONCUSSION AND BRAIN PERFORMANCE CENTER

Founded in 2014, the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center aims to improve outcomes for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients worldwide, by working closely with the Brain Trauma Foundation and other institutions to develop best practice guidelines, conduct clinical research, and educate medical professionals and consumers. 


CYBERKNIFE RADIOSURGERY PROGRAM

Globally-recognized for the invention of the Cyberknife, the Stanford Radiosurgery Program brings together expert neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and physicists, to continue development of innovative stereotactic radiosurgical technology and techniques. Our team focuses the development, implementation, and clinical testing of these minimally invasive surgical tools for a variety of tumors.


EPILEPSY

Our surgical epilepsy program is part of Stanford's Level IV Epilepsy Center, the highest-level designation awarded to epilepsy centers around the country, allowing us to treat the most difficult forms of intractable epilepsy for both children and adults. 


ESSENTIAL TREMOR

At Stanford, our surgeons are experts in the treatment of movement disorders and are at the forefront of using new technologies such as focused ultrasound and deep brain stimulation to successfully treat patients with Essential Tremor.

FUNCTIONAL NEUROSURGERY

Stanford’s Functional Neurosurgery Program focuses on research for a variety of treatments for movement-related disorders, pain, and epilepsy. Many of the therapies available through the Program utilize the stereotactic neurosurgical techniques developed at Stanford.


HEAD AND SPINE TRAUMA

Our experts treat a range of conditions, from mild head trauma to complex spinal injuries.


MOYAMOYA 

The Stanford Moyamoya Center offers a highly experienced group of professionals who see several new moyamoya patients each week. Since 1991, the Moyamoya Team have enthusiastically worked with patients and families who travel to the Bay Area from all over the world.


NEUROGENETICS 

The Stanford Neurogenetics Oncology Program is among a select group of programs worldwide that offer extensive expertise and experience in caring for patients with rare and difficult neurogenetic disorders. 


PAIN 

Our experts treat a variety of pain disorders and pain caused by neurological disease. 


PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY

Our pediatric neurosurgeons work at the forefront of research and technology to ensure the highest degree of precision and safety when treating their young patients. 


PERIPHERAL NERVE SURGERY

Our experts utilize the latest diagnostic techniques and surgical strategies to restore function and minimize pain for patients with peripheral nerve disorders. 


PITUITARY CENTER

The Stanford Pituitary Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and streamlined care for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary tumors and other neuroendocrine disorders.


NEUROLOGICAL SPINE DISORDERS

The Stanford Neurological Spinal Disorders team provides comprehensive neurosurgical spine care to treat a wide range of spinal disorders in adults and children. 


STROKE CENTER

Established in 1992, the Stanford Stroke Center was one of the first comprehensive organization in the United States focused on stroke diagnosis, treatment, research, and education. 


TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

Our Trigeminal Neuralgia Program brings together researchers, neurosurgeons, radiologists, psychiatrists, and pain management specialists to provide our patients with the most current diagnostic and treatment options, and the latest research findings. Our leadership in innovation and clinical research helps us get one step closer to finding long-term, safe, and minimally-invasive solutions for those suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and chronic facial pain.