Neuroendovascular Surgery

Neuroendovascular Surgery (NES), also known as Neurointerventional Radiology, or Cerebrovascular Surgery, treats vascular diseases of the central nervous system.

Our NES team is comprised of world-renowned physicians including experts from Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and Neurosurgery. Our team members work collaboratively to offer our patients state-of-the-art treatment to address a variety of conditions including brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms and other complex disorders of the brain and spinal cord.

 Why choose Neuroendovascular Surgery at UCSF

  • Endovascular techniques that lower the risk to patients, shorten hospital stays, and hasten patient recovery
  • Accurate image interpretation and diagnosis
  • Patient–centered imaging
  • UCSF angiogram suites are state-of-the-art with the ability to produce highest quality images to evaluate and treat cerebrovascular disorders
  • Advanced procedures regularly performed at UCSF
  • Ongoing development of new diagnostic and endovascular treatments for disorders involving the blood vessels of the brain, head, neck, and spine

Conditions we address

  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs)
  • Birthmarks and Vascular Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysms:  Ruptured and Unruptured
  • Brain Tumors:  Pre-Operative Embolization
  • Carotid Artery Disease and Stenosis
  • Chronic Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Complex Partial Seizure
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Dissection of Carotid and Vertebral Arteries
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus
  • Retinoblastomas
  • Spinal AVMs and Spinal DAVFs
  • Stroke - Acute Ischemic
  • Stroke - Acute Hemorrhagic

Neuroendovascular Surgery Services

Who we partner with

  • Patients and their families
  • Researchers from our own and other institutions
  • Donors and other visionaries committed to improving the lives of others
  • Referring colleagues and physicians including:  Neurology, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, ENT, Emergency Room, Cardiology
  • Other specialists are welcome to consult and discuss referrals

Who we are

  • Faculty members
  • Neuroendovascular Surgery and Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellows
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Research staff
  • Medical and graduate students

Neuroendovascular Surgery Co-Chiefs

Department of Radiology
Luis Savastano, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery

Neuroendovascular Surgery Faculty

Associate Professor
Director, Neuro Interventional Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic
Department of Radiology
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Professor Emeritus
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Professor Emeritus
Prof of Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Asst Professor In Residence
Asst Professor Clinical
Department of Neurosurgery
Asst Professor Clinical
Asst Prof In Residence
Department of Neurosurgery
Asst Prof In Residence