Our Team: Browse our Neurosurgeons
The Sutter East Bay Neuroscience Institute has a team of top neurosurgeons who are all board certified and accredited. Our East Bay-based neurosurgeons have gained substantial expertise in their specialties through their studies at renowned national and international institutions. Each neurosurgeon on our team works with patients to create a plan of treatment options that is the best for that patient. Patients come to us from throughout California, but especially the San Francisco East Bay and the cities of Pleasanton, Hayward, Berkeley, and Castro Valley to mention just a few. Many patients wonder what are the best questions to ask your neurosurgeon to learn about possible treatment options. Identifying the best questions to ask your neurosurgeon varies with each patient; our goal is to create an open, cooperative environment between you and your cardiothoracic specialist so that each and every question gets asked, and answered. That's one way to get to the best questions to ask your doctor.
Search for Neurosurgeons
Begin your research by searching our realtime database of available neurosurgeons.
What is a Neurosurgeon? What is Neurosurgery?
In the United States, a neurosurgeon must generally complete four years of college, four years of medical school, a one year internship (PGY-1) that is usually affiliated with their residency program, and five to six years of neurosurgery residency (PGY-2-7). Most, but not all, residency programs have some component of basic science or clinical research. Some programs offer an internal PhD during the residency program as well. Neurosurgeons may pursue an additional training in a fellowship, after residency or in some cases, as a senior resident. These fellowships include pediatric neurosurgery, trauma/neurocritical care, functional and stereotactic surgery, surgical neuro-oncology, radiosurgery, neurovascular surgery, Interventional neuroradiology, peripheral nerve, spine surgery and skull base surgery. Neurosurgeons can also pursue fellowship training in neuropathology and neuro-ophthalmology.
Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurosurgery
Choosing the Best Neurosurgeon for You
How do you choose the best neurosurgeon for you? Usually patients are referred to neurosurgeons from other doctors. That said, patient input is very important to the process. There is no single best neurosurgeon in the sense that each patient is unique, each condition is unique, and the most logical goal is to work with your doctor to create the best treatment program for you. The first step towards identifying the best neurosurgeon for you begins with researching neurosurgeons on the Internet via websites such as the Sutter East Bay Neuroscience Institute. Second, reach out to a specialist for a consultation on your condition and work with him or her to create the best treatment option plan that fits your needs. Finally, the goal of a treatment program should be to work together as a team - doctor, assistants, patient, and others - to create a treatment plan.
The Sutter East Bay Neuroscience Institute has joined together the expertise of neurosurgeons, neuro-interventionalists, and other specialists with state-of-the-art technology to bring advanced treatment options to patients in the East Bay region, and beyond. Our interdisciplinary team approach ensures that no option is overlooked and no gap in treatment is allowed to surface. Our philosophy is to help each patient select the best specialists to work with him or her on the best treatment options, whatever neurological condition may exist. Use this page to access our realtime database of existing specialists and to browse doctors by speciality.