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UC San Diego Health Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

UC San Diego Health is ranked first in San Diego and sixth in California, placing it among the nation's best hospitals, according to the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report . The annual rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for a variety of health conditions, common elective procedures and complex surgeries. Neurology and Neurosurgery are delighted to be the top 25 (#22) in the nation. 

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Guiding Patients Through the Unfamiliar Landscape Of Neurological Disease

Chair Alexander Khalessi, MD, MBA, shares how our team is delivering the latest advanced treatments for injuries and disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves—all while conducting groundbreaking research and educating the neurosurgical leaders of tomorrow.

High-Tech Surgical Suites Let Doctors Scan Patients Without Either Leaving the Operating Room

Inside Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla resides the only intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging surgical suites in Southern California — a high-tech hybrid that gives surgeons access to advanced MRI technology during procedures.

Dr. Sharona Ben-Haim Performs First-In-Kind Procedure to Treat Refractory Epilepsy

With the aid of new upgraded technology in the Jacobs Medical Center Neurosurgery suites, UC San Diego Neurosurgeon Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, recently was able to perform what is thought to be a first-in-kind procedure on a patient suffering from refractory epilepsy, a type of epilepsy that can't be treated with medication.

UC San Diego Health Second Opinion Program Giving Patients New Hope

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — When faced with a hopeless medical diagnosis, a second opinion could save a person's life. Doctors at UC San Diego Health hope to make getting a second opinion easier and more affordable through their new Neurosurgery Second-Opinion Program.