When the brain, spine and nervous system need complex surgical treatment, our experienced team is ready to provide the care you need. The neurosurgeons at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center are skilled at treating a variety of traumas, diseases and disorders, using advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

UCSF Health Affiliation

THCC Logo and UCSF logo-minOur neurosurgical partnership with UCSF Health further elevates our ability to provide state-of-the-art triage and care to any patient in San Luis Obispo County with an emergent or non-emergent neurosurgical disorder involving the brain, spine or peripheral nerves in a seamlessly integrated fashion, any time of day.

The UCSF Health Department of Neurological Surgery is recognized by U.S. News & World Report to be among the top 2 neurosurgery services in the country – and best on the West Coast, providing a full range of exceptional neurosurgical subspecialty care. Neurosurgeons at Sierra Vista have around-the-clock access and open dialogue with UCSF Health neurosurgical providers to discuss any neurosurgical patient in San Luis Obispo County who could benefit from more complex care at UCSF. A continuum of care between the two organizations ensures that patients remain connected to their surgeons and specialists regardless of which facility they require.

If back pain, a long-term spine condition or the realities of normal wear and tear are hampering your lifestyle, the Tenet Health Central Coast Spine Center can help. Learn more about our Spine Center.

Why choose Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for your neurosurgical care?

  • Integrated care with UCSF Medical Center, which ranks number two in the nation and best in California in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report
  • Advanced technology for enhanced precision of brain and spine procedures
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery
  • The only designated trauma center in San Luis Obispo County

Neurosurgery Services

What is a Brain Surgeon?

A doctor may complete up to 15 years of education and training before becoming a brain surgeon (or neurosurgeon). To be certified by The American Board of Neurological Surgery, candidates must complete up to seven years of neurosurgical residency training.

What do Neurosurgeons do?

A brain surgeon (or neurosurgeon) treat conditions related to the spine, brain and nervous system.

What Types of Surgeries do Neurosurgeons Perform?

Neurosurgeons perform a variety of treatments including, but not limited to the following:

  • Craniotomy
  • Removal of disks
  • Repair aneurysms
  • Laminectomy

Find a Specialist

For non-life-threatening emergencies, talk with one of our neurosurgeons or neurologists. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

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