Dr. Brian Andrews, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Andrews
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Brian T Andrews MD

45 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114

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(415) 600-7760

Dr. Brian Andrews, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Andrews has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and Novato Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Andrews to book an appointment.


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Dr. Andrews accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment 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 their peers

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • 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

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Dr. Andrews' Reviews

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4.6

Based on 22 ratings

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Dr. Andrews is the all time best. I have such great respect for his judgment, in addition to his diagnostic abilities and expertise. Plus he is a kind individual. I have had three surgeries with him, neck and back, and am hoping he doesn't retire anytime soon. I pray also he is boning up on his cloning skills so he will always be around.....
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Mary B., San Rafael – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Andrews is an absolute saint. He has operated on me twice, first time 20+ years ago. Most recently, another neurosurgeon misdiagnosed me and was recommending an invasive procedure (fusing three vertebrae) and in the wrong area. Dr. Andrews did another microdiscectomy which fully resolved my issues. I would not let anybody else touch my neck/back. My only concern is how much longer he'll continue to practice. I could not recommend him more highly.
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Dean B – Nov 22, 2019
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It doesn't get better than Brian Andrews. Period.
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Gail Moore in San Francisco, CA – Aug 16, 2019
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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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Mike in Kentfield, CA – Jun 29, 2017
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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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JOHN DOE in Oakland, CA – Jan 10, 2017
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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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Biography

Dr. Brian Andrews, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Andrews has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Califor...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
University of California-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1982
University of California-San Francisco
Internship Hospital
1981
University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Brian T Andrews MD

San Francisco Office45 Castro St San Francisco, CA 94114
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Burlingame, CA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Novato Community Hospital

Novato, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average