The UCSF Spine Service is comprised of a team of physicians, nurses and physical therapists working collaboratively to develop treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s needs. Our goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life, decrease pain, enhance function and return to work where appropriate. We are actively involved in educating physicians and nurses from around the world. An ongoing research program endeavors to improve patient outcomes by increasing the understanding of the basic causes of spinal disorders and developing new treatments based on this research.
Our services include:
Minimally invasive cervical and lumbar techniques
Motion-sparing surgery, such as artificial disc replacement
Complex revision spine surgery
Innovative surgical techniques for spinal tumors
Computerized 3-dimensional surgery
Non-invasive radiosurgery with the Cyberknife
New treatments and opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials to test these new therapies
We also offer a Spine Tumor Board, which every month reviews challenging spinal tumor cases and a Rapid Case Review service for urgent conditions that can’t wait for the monthly tumor board.
Our patients have access to the most up-to-date imaging technologies to diagnose spinal disorders. They also have access to innovative treatments, such as the lateral paramedian transpedicular technique, a procedure developed by an expert at UCSF and not widely available elsewhere.
For more information or to make an appointment:
- Parnassus Heights
- Spine Center
- 400 Parnassus Avenue
- San Francisco, CA 94143