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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Schiffer has specialized in minimally invasive Cervical and Lumbar Disc Surgery for twenty two years... eliminating neck and arm pain, lower back pain, and sciatica in his patients.

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Surgery Procedures

Find detailed information about the spinal surgery procedures we provide:

Lumbar Surgery  
Indications: Low back pain, sciatica, and pain, weakness, numbing or or tingling in the legs or feet.

Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy
For single and multilevel disc protrusions

Interspinous Process Decompression (X-STOP)
For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and/or Spondylolisthesis

Cervical Surgery
Indications: Neck pain, and pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms and hands.

Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy
For disc herniations and disc herniations with small bone spurs

Anterior Cervical Discectomy
For large bone spurs

Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy/Anterior Cervical Discectomy
For multilevel disc protrusions and bone spurs


Surgery Videos

Ever wanted to see how an actual spine surgery is performed? Click the play icon below in the center of the video screen.

See our Spinal Surgery Videos and watch actual procedures being performed by Dr. Schiffer. Hear an interview with the patient after the surgery.



What Makes Our Clinic Different

  • Personalized World Class Care
  • All surgeries will be performed only by Dr. Schiffer
  • 3 day visit
  • Significant cost savings
  • Up to 4 disc levels performed in one surgery
  • New surgical treatment for “back pain only" patients
  • Tiny incision (2 to 4mm)

Patient Testimonials

Patient Mark Price, back at what he loves to do after surgery peformed by Dr. Schiffer.

Testimonials from Dr. Schiffer's Spinal Surgery PatientsRead testimonials of the patients that underwent back or neck surgery performed by Dr. Schiffer.

Claudia: I feel that it was a blessing that I was able to find you to do the surgery and I am so happy that I chose the CED procedure instead of a fusion... This fall, my husband, Bob, and I took our Harleys and we rode all the way to Branson, Missouri and back! All total was 5,500 miles!
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Richard:I was eventually diagnosed as having a herniated disc which was confirmed as a left L4-5 bulge on an MRI exam... Now, I seldom think about my back, I am pain free, all lower extremity symptoms have resolved, and I am able to participate in all physical activities without discomfort just as I did before the herniated discs occurred. 
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Phil: It’s been almost 1 year
since my CED procedure and I
am very pleased with the results. Improvement was evident immediately post op, allowing me to spend the entire next day sightseeing with my wife. Avoiding the use of narcotic pain meds was a huge plus since I do not tolerate their side effects. I still cannot believe that this much simpler procedure saved me from the more invasive level 2 cervical fusion that appeared to be my only option before learning of your CED procedure.
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Dr. Schiffer Bio

Learn all about Dr. Schiffer, Neck and Back Surgeon

Dr. Stan Schiffer is an internationally known spinal surgeon who trained at the Cleveland Clinic and is presently on the clinical teaching staff at the University of California San Francisco Department of Neurosurgery. He has specialized in minimally invasive surgery for herniated cervical and lumbar discs since 1987, and has performed over 2,000 spinal procedures. Read more...



New Patients 

Have questions about Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures?

Please fill out Spine Surgery and Treatments questionnaire first. Many of your questions will be answered by our response. After receiving our response, if you have additional questions, you may call our office toll free 877.463.5942.

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