About Neurosurgery



Neurosurgery specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Brian Andrews, MD, a nationally recognized neurosurgeon, utilizes conservative non-surgical treatment options, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and advanced clinical expertise to provide our patients with the best of care. Conditions we treat include:

Back Pain, Spine and Disc Diseases

Our spine surgery service is led by Dr. Brian Andrews, one of the best spine surgeons in the country. Our primary focus of this service is to offer minimally invasive techniques and comprehensive spine care to for conditions such as:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis


Neuro-oncology is the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal tumors. Dr. Brian Andrews if the founder of the neuro-oncology program at California Pacific Medical Center. Conditions treated by our Pacific Neurosurgery team include:

  • Meningioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Spinal Tumor

Brain and Spine Injury

  • Concussion
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Aneurysm

A cerebral aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in a brain blood vessel balloons. Engorged with blood, the aneurysm can either cause pressure on the surrounding brain tissue or it can rupture (which causes bleeding on the brain, also known as a hemorrhagic stroke). Annually, approximately 30,000 Americans experience a ruptured brain aneurysm, and roughly only 1 in 5 aneurysms are diagnosed prior to rupture.

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral nerves are the ones found outside of your brain and spinal cord. There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. These disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Conditions treated by our Pacific Neurosurgery neurosurgeons include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sciatica


To make an appointment, please call 425.814.3429.



Neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques for the neck and spine, spinal stenosis, and brain and pituitary tumors.

Dr. Brian Andrews is the founder of Pacific Neurosurgery, and Chairman of the California Pacific Neuroscience Institute (CPNI) at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. In addition, he’s also a founder of the neuro-oncology tumor board at CPMC.

He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also completed his internship and neurosurgical residency under famed neurosurgeon and friend, Dr. Charles Wilson.

Dr. Andrews has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America® since 2005, has been named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors® since 2003, and has been named a top neurosurgeon by U.S. News.

In addition to being a physician, Dr. Andrews is also an author. He’s written two novels of fiction, Knife Under Fire and The California Mille; an autobiography about his famed teacher, Dr. Charles Wilson, titled Cherokee Neurosurgeon; as well as, several medical books including Intensive Care in Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, and Pediatric Neurosurgical Intensive Care.


2003 – 2019: Castle Connolly Top Doctor®

2005 – 2019: Best Doctors®

2010 – 2019: Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

2013 – 2020:  {415} Top Doctors Resource Guide–Marin Magazine

2008 – 2017: “Guide to America’s Best Surgeons” by The Consumer’s Research Council of America

2007: NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program Award Winner