Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD

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Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Complutense of Madrid / Faculty of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

213 Quarry Rd # Stanfordneursciencehealth

Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Flora Midwest (PPOM)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Intergroup
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Craniopharyngioma
very high
more than 96% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 93% of peers
Meningiomas
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Fernandez-Miranda's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez-Miranda "Dr. Juan Fernandez-Miranda is Professor of Neurosurgery and Surgical Director of the Stanford Brain Tumor, Skull Base, and Pituitary Centers. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive brain surgery, endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery, open skull base surgery, and complex brain tumor surgery. He has performed over a thousand endoscopic endonasal operations for pituitary tumors and other skull base lesions. He is highly regarded for his innovative contributions to the development and refinement of endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery, for his ability to select the most effective and less invasive approach to each individual patient, and for his precise knowledge of the intricate anatomy of the white matter tracts required to maximize resection and minimize morbidity on high and low grade glioma patients. Dr. Fernandez-Miranda completed neurosurgery residency at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Upon completion of his residency, he was awarded the Sanitas Prize to the best medical postgraduate trainee in the country. From 2005 to 2007, he underwent fellowship training in microsurgical neuroanatomy at the University of Florida under legendary neurosurgeon Albert L. Rhoton, Jr. From 2007 to 2010 he continued subspecialty clinical training in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of Virginia, and endoscopic endonasal and open skull base surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). During his 10-year tenure at UPMC, he pioneered endoscopic endonasal approaches to highly complex pituitary and skull base tumors, developed a world-class complex brain surgery program, and leaded a premier training and research program on surgical neuroanatomy and skull base surgery. In 2018, he was recruited to bring to Stanford his unique technical expertise and to collaborate with world-renowned Stanford colleagues across multiple disciplines to establish the preeminent center for comprehensive treatment of complex lesions in the brain, skull base, and pituitary regions. His top priority is to provide gentle, accurate, and safe surgery, in a team-based and compassionate approach to patient care."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fernandez-Miranda "As a highly-specialized neurosurgeon, I have devoted my professional carreer to achieve excellence in dealing with lesions of the brain, pituitary gland, and skull base. In my practice, I apply the latest innovations in minimally invasive neurosurgery, such as endoscopic surgery and high-definition fiber tractography, combined with a humanistic and compasionate care in order to provide the best possible results to my patients."

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cysts, Adult
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orbit Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
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24  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univeristy Complutense of Madrid
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Complutense of Madrid / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Hospital La Paz / Autonomous University of Madrid
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Hospital Laz / Autonomous University of Madrid
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery - University of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Endoscopic and Open Skull Base Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Microsurgical neuroanatomy - University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fernandez-Miranda's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fernandez-Miranda to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Fernandez-Miranda's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda MD is a wonderful and compassionate Doctor. He made me feel comfortable and unafraid with what he had to do. I feel God was guiding him throughout the surgery.
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I am so grateful for the hard work Dr Miranda does. I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma May 27, 2015 and had my surgery to remove my tumor on June 11, 2015. The surgery was a success and Dr. Miranda was so warm, confident and amazing every step of the way. An angel.
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