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Dr. Brian Andrews, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Andrews

BRIAN T ANDREWS MD

45 Castro St Ste 421 San Francisco, CA 94114

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Dr. Brian Andrews, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(415) 814-3429

Dr. Andrews accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Andrews' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Andrews performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Andrews performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Andrews treats Spinal Stenosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Andrews treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Andrews treats Spine Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Andrews treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Andrews' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Andrews, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Ucsf
Residency Hospital
Ucsf
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Andrews' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Andrews

4.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
(16)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.526315789473685%
(2)

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Have had 3 surgeries with Dr. Andrews and he has done all in a minimally invasive manner. The latest surgery, 2 other surgeons wanted to do a double fusion and he was able to do a minimally invasive approach that left me without any fusion and full mobility. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews.
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Brian is atypical in his field as he is not fettered by an overriding ego-based state of consciousness as many of the neurosurgeons I encountered were in my journey. If you've got brain cancer and you need to find someone to cut your head open it's a daunting prospect. Dr. Brian Andrews is certainly at the top of his field, yet beyond his expert knowledge and mastery of technique is the simple fact that you can expect to be treated with compassion & openess at the fundamental level.
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Has been my doctor since bad car accidents for 20 years ago.He is the best. Very conservative, kind, brilliant. He recently recommended my 5/6 and 6/7 discs be replaced due to constant pain and other modalities of healing did not work. I am almost 3 weeks out of surgery with no pain ! Dr. Andrews and all of his staff are professional and available to help at all times. I am so grateful to all of them!!
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