Learn About UCSF Spine Center

The UCSF Spine Center is a world-class and robust center of multidisciplinary spine specialists caring for 10,000 patients each year.

The center treats a full range of painful back and neck conditions, utilizing treatments such as minimally invasive surgery, motion-sparing surgery (including artificial disc replacement), complex revision spine surgery, non-invasive radiosurgery, pain management, and physical therapy.

UCSF Spine Center at a Glance

The center provides several advantages:

  • Its team includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists.
  • UCSF Medical Center is ranked as the 5th-best hospital in the country, and the top-ranked hospital in California, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
  • The center features a Spine Tumor Board, which reviews the most challenging spinal tumor cases.

For quality spinal care, from treatment all through recovery, consider the UCSF Spine Center.

Directions to our primary location in

San Francisco, CA

Meet the Physicians of UCSF Spine Center

Dr. Christopher P. Ames Dr. Christopher P. Ames

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven Dr. Sigurd H. Berven

San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Shane Burch Dr. Shane Burch

San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dean Chou Dr. Dean Chou

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Aaron Clark Dr. Aaron Clark

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Sibel Demir-Deviren Dr. Sibel Demir-Deviren

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Vedat Deviren Dr. Vedat Deviren

San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Lionel N. Metz Dr. Lionel N. Metz

San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni

San Francisco, CA

Dr. Conor O'Neill Dr. Conor O'Neill

San Francisco, CA
Interventional Pain Physician

Dr. Bobby Tay Dr. Bobby Tay

San Francisco, CA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rishi Wadhwa Dr. Rishi Wadhwa

Greenbrae, CA

Dr. Patricia Zheng Dr. Patricia Zheng

San Francisco, CA

How UCSF Spine Center Can Help You

Type of Practice

  • Spine Center


  • Acute Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Foot Drop
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Gait disorders
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Back Surgery
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery

Highlights from UCSF Spine Center

Of Note:

Best Bay Area Hospital

UCSF Medical Center again was named one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation and is the best in the Bay Area in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey.

UCSF Partners with NFL to Offer Spine Treatment to Retired Players

The UCSF Spine Center is one of five hospital programs across the country selected by the National Football League (NFL) to provide care to retired players in a new spine treatment program. Created by the NFL, the program is designed to make specialists available to evaluate and treat spine-related conditions.

Office Information for UCSF Spine Center

UCSF Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Primary Location

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Profile last updated: October 9, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.