The brain is the body’s control center—the place where our thoughts originate and our memories are stored. It controls movement and speech, processes sensory input, regulates hormone secretion, and causes our moods. A healthy brain works quickly and automatically, like a new computer. But conditions or injuries that affect the brain can lead to a wide variety of symptoms that could affect a person’s ability to think, remember, move, speak, or use their senses. Treatments for diseases of the brain vary as widely as the symptoms do, from medication, to rehabilitation, to minimally invasive procedures or open surgery. We specialize in treating the following brain conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Seizures
  • Skull-base tumors
  • Traumatic brain injury

Brain Surgery at its Most Sophisticated

The Spine & Brain Institute’s relationship with UCSF Neurosurgery puts Marin General Hospital in a position to stay on top of rapidly evolving developments in brain surgery. UCSF neurosurgeons perform surgery for a variety of brain disorders, right here at Marin General Hospital. They use all the same techniques and technology, including stereotactic 3D image-guided surgery, surgical microscopy, and endoscopy that they do at UCSF. Our brain surgery program covers the following:
  • Surgery for malignant and benign brain tumors
  • Hydrocephalus surgery
  • Emergency surgery for traumatic brain injuries and strokes
  • “Keyhole” surgery, incorporating minimally invasive techniques
  • Craniocervical disorders