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How We’re Different:

If you believe in excellent medical care with personal attention provided by an experienced and world renowned surgeon and his caring staff, you have found the right clinic! Our goal is to give personalized, top quality medical care to each and every patient. Unlike other clinics, we do not overbook our schedule for office visits or surgeries. PATIENTS ARE NOT JUST A NUMBER TO US. WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EACH AND EVERY PATIENT DESERVES PROPER TIME AND CARE... [more]

About Dr. Schiffer

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.

Not all surgeons are alike. Innovations in surgical technology have enabled a handful of uniquely talented surgeons to perform minimally disruptive surgery, resulting in less discomfort and faster recovery for you, the patient.

Dr. Stan Schiffer has specialized in minimally invasive surgery for herniated cervical and lumbar discs since 1987, and has performed over 1,900 procedures. These unique outpatient procedures frequently allow patients to feel relief immediately after the surgery is complete; and the surgery usually lasts only 40 minutes. After the surgery, the vast majority of the herniated cervical disk patients are relieved of their neck and arm pain, and the lumbar herniated disk patients are relieved of their back and leg pain. Using an operating microscope Dr. Schiffer also performs more traditional spinal operations such as anterior cervical discectomy for cervical spine spondylosis (arthritic spurs). He also performs anterior cervical fusions for patients who demonstrate instability on radiologic studies.

Many of our patients are physically active and are involved in physical labor and various sports activities. Dr. Schiffer is keenly aware of their need to return to their previous performance level and tries very hard to achieve it. Also, because of Dr. Schiffer's reputation, many of his patients come from throughout the United States, as well as internationally. We have many patients from various fields of medicine, i.e., physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and psychologists, as well as pilots, police and fire personnel, etc.