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The neurosurgery team at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) specializes in neurotraumas for both brain and spine injuries as well as reconstructive surgery of the spine, peripheral nerve surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is an ACS Level I Trauma Center, which means we provide the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients. Our Emergency Department cares for more than 80,000 patients with emergency conditions each year, and of these, 2,500 are the victims of significant trauma. Approximately 40% of all operative neurosurgery cases are as a result of transfers from other hospitals because of our expertise in cranial and spinal trauma surgeries.

The SCVMC neurosurgery team is led by Dr. Marc Lee. The neurosurgery team works closely with the nationally known Rehabilitation Center for spinal cord and brain injuries at SCVMC. This team is the only neurosurgery service in Northern California that cares for all neurological injuries from the moment of injury to the completion of rehabilitation.

Four neurosurgery team members have completed spinal surgery or spinal injury fellowships. With the members of SCVMC’ s pain management, rehabilitation and neurology departments, we have one of the largest and most experienced groups of spinal specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team members are leaders in spinal trauma, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal reconstruction, and spinal rehabilitation.

As a major teaching hospital affiliated with Stanford University, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has access to the latest tools and techniques. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center neurosurgeons provide integrated care for brain tumors including stereotactically guided surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic tumor surgery, and the latest non-invasive radiosurgical techniques. We are leading providers of care for rare or complex infections of the nervous system.

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