A Leader Among Northern California Hospitals

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is widely recognized among the best California hospitals, attracting patients from Northern California, the western United States, and around the world.

As part of Stanford Medicine, the hospital has a close relationship with the  Stanford Cancer Center, the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, a leader among California children's hospitals.

While supporting medical education and biomedical research, Stanford Hospital & Clinics continues to lead the way in cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurology, neurosurgery, organ transplants and surgery.

Some of our site's most frequently visited pages include:

Heart Center
Stanford Hospital's Heart Center provides services ranging from heart disease prevention and general cardiology to heart and heart-lung transplantation, left ventricular assist devices ( LVAD ) and insertion of other devices for adults with cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart and heart/lung failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome, coronary artery disease , artificial heart, lymphedema and aneurysm.

  • Marfan Syndrome
    Established in 1988 by Marfan Syndrome specialists and beyond. Other disorders treated by Stanford specialists include annuloaortic ectasia , mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve disease .
  • Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy
    Cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons specialize in congestive heart failure, CHF, heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (IHSS), myocarditis, valvular heart disease and the treatment of heart failure patients using procedures such as mitral valve repair , LVAD insertion and left ventricular remodeling (surgical ventricular restoration).
  • Heart Surgery
    The heart surgery program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics is internationally recognized for open heart surgery, transplant, left ventricular assist device, LVAD , coronary artery bypass graft , CABG, Ross procedure , brachytherapy, ablation, heart valve replacement , aortic valve replacement , aortic root replacement , arrhythmia, treatment of atrial septal defect ,  
    alcohol septal ablation and aneurysm treatment.
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Stanford Hospital & Clinics' Interventional Cardiology program is nationally known in percutaneous coronary revascularization, treatment of coronary artery disease , aortic disease  such as thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection , CAD , valvular heart disease with electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty , percutaneous coronary revascularization , atherectomy , PTCA, valvuloplasty and angiography.
  • Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia
    The Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia program treats cardiac arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia , atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation with catheter ablation, cardioversion, pacemakers, laser lead extractions, Holter monitor, tilt table test, and cardiac resynchronization therapy .
  • Women's Heart Health at Stanford
    Stanford is a nationally recognized center in cardiovascular medicine and is committed to improving the cardiovascular health of women. We recognize that women are unique and often experience different symptoms of heart disease than men. Evaluation and treatment needs to be specifically tailored for each individual woman. Our comprehensive, sex-specific care is provided by an expert team of health care specialists.  Jennifer Tremmel, MD, SM , the Clinical Director of Women’s Heart Health at Stanford and Mary Nejedly, NP-C are the core health care providers, and they are supported by an Internal Referral Network including a dietician, a cardiothoracic surgeon, a psychiatrist, an electrophysiologist, a vascular surgeon, an endocrinologist, and a gynecologist.  

Stanford Hospital's Neurology and Neurosurgery services include centers for stroke and cerebrovascular disease, radiosurgery and neuromuscular disease.

Stanford treats patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, head trauma, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders including Parkinson's Disease, dementing and degenerative illnesses, headaches, acoustic neuromas , spinal disorders, pain and peripheral nerve damage.

Disciplines include neuropsychology, neurophysiology, interventional neuroradiology, pediatric neurology and neurooncology. Stanford uses state-of-the-art technologies and procedures such as the CyberKnife for radiosurgery, vertebroplasty for spine fractures, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

  • Stroke Center
    The Stanford Stroke Center, national leader in stroke management, brings together physicians in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and reahabilitation services to manage patients with treatments such as angioplasty, stenting procedures, endovascular treatments and interventional neuroradiology procedures. Physicians treat patients suffering from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack TIA), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), aphasia and aneurysms.
  • Spine
    Stanford Spine experts treat spinal trauma, disease, and deformity in adults and children along the entire spine from skull to sacrum. Stanford Spine is particularly pleased to offer minimally invasive spine surgery solutions that lead to faster recovery and less discomfort for patients. The Spine neurosurgeons at Stanford offer a complete range of spinal surgery services to treat patients with spine tumors and much more. Stanford also stands in the forefront of treating vascular malformations , spinal and intercranial, which include cavernous malformations and arteriovenous malformations .
  • Movement Disorders
    Neurologists and neurosurgeons at the Stanford Movement Disorders Clinics treat Parkinson's disease, dystonia, spasticity, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, Wilson's disease, ataxia, restless legs syndrome, tourette syndrome, myoclonus and progressive supranuclear palsy.
  • Moyamoya Center
    Moyamoya disease is characterized by a progressive narrowing of the internal carotid arteries leading into the brain, and usually affects both sides of the brain. The cause of arterial narrowing is unknown, but does not appear related to atherosclerosis or inflammation of the arteries.
  • Pituitary Center
    The Stanford Pituitary Center provides expert care for patients with pituitary disorders, including pituitary tumors and pituitary hormone problems . A multidisciplinary medical team including endocrinologists and neurosurgeons, provide neuroendocrine testing, interventional radiology, neuro-opthalmology, neurosurgery and radiation-oncology services to diagnose and treat pituitary tumors such as Cushing’s syndrome , acromegaly and prolactinoma and other neuroendocrine disorders.
  • Epilepsy Center
    Neurologists at Stanford's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offer treatment and management of epilepsy, neurological disorders, seizures, arteriovenous malformation, AVM, ketosis with ketogenic diet, neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery.
  • Radiosurgery
    Neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists treat brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), with stereotactic radiosurgery, CyberKnife, and radiation therapy.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers the full range of transplant programs for patients from the United States and around the world.

Transplant programs include kidney transplant, kidney and pancreas transplant, liver transplant, living donor transplants, partial organ transplants, cadaver transplants, heart, lung and heart-lung transplant, and blood marrow transplantation (BMT).

  • Heart, Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant
    Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers one of the largest heart, heart-lung transplant centers in America. Stanford also performed the first adult heart transplantation in the U.S. as well as the first lung transplantation.
  • Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
    Kidney transplant specialists at Stanford Hospital & Clinics offer kidney transplantation, kidney and pancreas transplantation and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Surgeons and transplant nephrologists treat patients with renal failure, end stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic immunosuppression, chronic and acute kidney and pancreas disease, as well as those patients who are on dialysis.
  • Liver Transplantation
    The liver transplant program at Stanford is a leader in hepatology, treatment of chronic liver disease, hepatic or liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cancer. Stanford is recognized for high survival rates and quality outcomes for liver transplant patients.
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
    Hepatologists in the Living Donor Liver Transplantation program (LDLT) at Stanford Hospital & Clinics are recognized for treating patients with chronic liver disease, performing liver transplants with organ donations from living donors while maintaining high survival rates.
  • Blood Marrow Transplant
    The Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics is the nation's leading program, providing treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, blood cancer and bone cancer.

Stanford Cancer Center
The Stanford Cancer Center offers programs in bone marrow transplantation, leukemia, acute leukemia induction, otolaryngology, hematology, oncology, radiology, radiation therapy (also known as radiation oncology), and pain management, treating infectious diseases, breast cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, colon cancer, head and neck cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, melanoma, sarcoma and bone cancer.

Stanford physicians also participate in cancer clinical trials and research and have dramatically improved survival rates for cancer patients. Their research continues to offer hope for the most difficult cancers.

  • Breast Cancer
    The Breast Cancer program provides superior services in the Bay Area and Northern California for breast cancer, mammograms, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, hormone replacement therapy, mastectomy, breast conservation surgery and breast reconstruction.
  • Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Cancers
    The Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Cancers program provides treatment for colon cancer, stomach cancer, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, rectal cancer and liver cancer.
  • Liver Cancer
    Hepatologists and oncologists provide treatment for liver disease, liver tumors, liver cancer, and hepatitis, including performing liver transplant surgery. A special program exists for Asians with hepatitis.
  • Leukemia & Hematologic Malignancies
    The Stanford Cancer Center offers treatment for the following conditions: acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic and myeloid leukemias, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, bone cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome, blood cancer. Services also include bone marrow transplantation, stem cell treatment and a BMT donor program.
  • Prostate Cancer
    The Urologic Oncology program provides leading prostate cancer treatment and urology care for genitourinary cancer, bladder problems and dysfunction, infertility and erectile dysfunction. Urologists and oncologists perform prostatectomy, prostate biopsy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy and other treatments.
  • Radiation Therapy
    Radiation treatment and therapy at the Cancer Center provide high quality radiation oncology care for patients, including routine and specialty uses of  radiosurgery , such as the CyberKnife . Oncologists provide international leadership in patient care, teaching and radiation and cancer research (radiation physics, radiation biology and cancer biology).
  • CyberKnife
    The Stanford CyberKnife program is a multidisciplinary program with more experience than anyone in the world using the CyberKnife to deliver stereotactic radiosurgery. Invented by Dr. John Adler at Stanford, the CyberKnife is considered a major advance in the radiological treatment of cancer and is often effective in treating tumors and lesions such as hemangioblastoma, pituitary adenoma , trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma and arteriovenous malformation . Stanford is currently the only program anywhere to have two active CyberKnife units.

Surgical Services
Stanford Hospital's Department of Surgery offers colon and rectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery , bariatric surgery or weight reduction surgery , gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, otolaryngology, pediatric surgery, kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, liver transplant surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and urology.

Clinical Services at Stanford
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, is among America's Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report and ranks #1 as a Consumer's Choice Award winner in Northern California.

Stanford offers the Bay Area and California high quality medical and surgery specialties including neurosurgery, neurology, heart and heart lung transplantation, kidney transplantion, liver transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cancer care and vascular surgery.

International Medical Services
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is among the best hospitals in the United States and the San Francisco Bay Area offering international medical services, high quality specialized cancer, heart, transplant, surgery and neurosurgery care.

Jobs & Volunteering
Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers some of the best employment opportunities, benefits and job openings for pharmacists, radiation therapists, respiratory therapists, radiology technologists, surgical technologists, registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), licensed vocational nurses (LVN), nursing assistants, unit secretaries, medical technologists, medical record coders and all levels of administrative support.

Physician Directory
Stanford Hospital & Clinics has some of the best practicing primary care physicians, internal medicine doctors, surgeons, oncologists, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiologists, and transplant surgeons in Northern California. Use our physician directory to find a doctor .

Health Library: Research & Clinical Trials
Stanford has many IRB clinical trials, protocols, research studies, and FDA approved drug trials underway in the Bay Area including: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, AIDS/HIV, epilepsy, arthritis and rheumatology.

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