Stanford Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery

At the Stanford Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, our goal is to capitalize on the expertise of specialists from multiple fields of medicine to develop a customized treatment plan to address the needs of each individual patient.  We utilize the latest diagnostic techniques and surgical strategies to restore function and minimize pain for patients with peripheral nerve disorders. Our team of experts takes a multi-disciplinary approach to maximize outcomes, while constantly striving to improve the patient experience. By working as a team, we can coordinate diagnostic testing and clinical evaluation, and by partnering with referring physicians, we ensure there is no unnecessary duplication of testing. Driven by discovery and the desire to see the best for our patients, every day we expand the limits of what is possible through our basic and translational research, our focus on strengthening imaging capabilities and diagnostics, by improving our understanding of disease, and enhancing surgical techniques.

Conditions We Treat/Services We Offer

Featured Event: Sunderland Meeting

We are proud and honored to host the 2018 Sunderland Society Annual Meeting here at Stanford. The prestigious society brings together the world's top science and clinical experts in the study of peripheral nerve. 

Featured Publication

Imaging Characteristics Predict Operative Difficulty Mobilizing the Sciatic Nerve for Proximal Hamstring Repair

In The News

Stanford Neurosurgeon Teaches Course at International Conference 

Dr. Wilson was recently part of an international faculty of peripheral nerve surgeons who presented at the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) 2nd Theoretical & Practical International Course in Peripheral Nerve & Brachial Plexus Surgery.  The course took place in Belgrade, Serbia.  The goal of the course was to educate surgeons from around the world on the latest management techniques and surgical strategies for peripheral nerve pathologies.  Dr. Wilson shared his expertise presenting on the topics of saphenous neuropathy and peripheral nerve tumors.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program

Stanford Health Care's Peripheral Nerve Surgery Program offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and testing, as well as leading-edge surgical techniques, provided by a highly specialized and experienced nationally-recognized team.

Physician Referrals

Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians. You may fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

Our Research

The Center for Peripheral Nerve Surgery utilizes a multi-faceted research approach ranging from basic/translational research to clinical trials to clinical outcomes research. Our goal is to improve the treatments available to patients with peripheral nerve pathologies. Our current research focuses on advanced imaging techniques such as Stimulated Raman Histology to develop improved intraoperative decision-making, attempting to understand the growth pattern of nerve sheath tumors (schwannomas and neurofibromas), and the evaluation of an approved device (Neurocap) for the treatment of nerve pain secondary to neuromas through a post-approval clinical trial.