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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]

How We’re Different

Dr. Schiffer Biography

BORN:
Easton, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION:
Easton High School, Easton, Pennsylvania

Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

Jefferson Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT:
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery, University Of California, San Francisco

INTERNSHIP:
Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rotating Internship

RESIDENCY:
Hahnemann Medical College Hospital,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania General Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Frank E. Bunts Education Institute
Fellowship in Neurological Surgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery

RESEARCH/SPECIAL STUDIES:
International Intradiscal Therapy Society Twelfth Annual Meeting Cambridge, England

North American Spine Society 13th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA

Workshop on Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery
sponsored by Wolf Medical Instruments

Course on Lumbar Interbody Fusion with BAK cages
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

International Intradiscal Therapy Society Eleventh Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas

International Intradiscal Therapy Society Meeting
Spinal Endoscopy Hands-on Course
San Antonio, Texas

Thoracoscopic Approaches for the Treatment of Thoracic Spinal Pathology Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

North American Spine Society Meeting 12th Annual Meeting
New York City, NY

Lumbar Interbody Fusion (Ray Cage)
With Charles Ray, M.D. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posterior Pedicular External Fixation and Percutaneous Discectomy and Fusion
with H. Leu, M.D.

Cervical Percutaneous Discectomy
with Professor Jacques Theron Caen, France

Laparoscopic Percutaneous Discectomy
with John Misko, M.D. Portland, Oregon

Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy Training Workshop
Seton Medical Center San Francisco, California

KTP/532 Laser Disc Decompression Workshop
Long Beach Memorial Hospital Long Beach, California

Course on Thermography (Infra Red)
under Charles Wexler, M.D. Los Angeles, California

Course on Percutaneous Discectomy
University of California Medical School
San Francisco, California

Special Study in Neuropathology with B. Malamud, M.D.
University of California Medical School
San Francisco, California

Asparagine Requirements of Primary Brain Tumors Research
Cleveland Clinic Research Foundation Grant

Lederle Grant for Original Cancer Research
under the guidance of P.A. Herbut, M.D.
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS:
Hamby, Wallace B. and Schiffer, Stanton:
Spasmodic Torticollis: Results after Cervical Rhizotomy in 50 Cases
Journal of Neurosurgery, 31:323-326.

Schiffer, Stanton: "Intraoperative Thermography"
Journal of the Academy of Neuromuscular Thermography

MEDIA APPEARANCES:
Action News, KSBW NBC - Channel 8
"Avoid, Prevent and Treat Back Problems"

KGO AM Radio
"Cervical Percutaneous Discectomy"

KDTV TV 6:00 P.M. News - Channel 14
"Cervical Percutaneous Discectomy"

News at New, KOVR TV - Channel 13
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

Contra Costa Times
"Back Surgery"

KOVR - Sacramento
"Back Problems"

KPIX AM & FM Radio
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

Tri Valley Herald Newspaper
"Back Pain"

KSTS TV - Channel 48
"Back Pain"

KCRT TV
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

K101 FM
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

KOME FM
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

KRQR FM
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

In Your Ear, KFRC AM & FM
"How to Beat Back Pain"

Weekend News, KRON TV
"How to Beat Back Pain"

Datebook KNTV
"Avoid, Prevent & Treat Back Problems"

REVIEW Magazine, Fall issue
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

ABC World News Tonight
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

KRIA Sacramento, radio "Back Pain"

Telemundo 6:00 P.M. News - Channel 48
"Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy"

Free Speech - Channel 2
"Back Pain"

Datebook KNTV-ABC - Channel 11
"Lumbar Percutaneous Discectomy"

Speak Freely -
Channel 7
"Back Pain"

United Artists - Cable TV

Contra Costa Tonight - Channel 19
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

Teleradio - Channel 14
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

News at Midday "Live" Noon - Channel 13
"Back Pain"

Channel 4 News with Doctor Tom Linden
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

Mornings on 2 - Channel 2
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

Grapevine - Channel 6
"Percutaneous Discectomy"

KRON TV News at Noon
Interview on topic of Percutaneous Discectomy

CNN Sonya Live from L.A.
Discussed Spine Disease after Percutaneous Discectomy

KCBS Radio "Back Doctor"
Interview with Robert McCormick

KGO TV "Good Morning Bay Area"
Interview on Percutaneous Discectomy

KPIX TV Evening News
Interview with Ben Williams regarding new state law mandating neurophysical and psychological examination of all professional boxers and kick boxers

KGO Radio
Interview and discussion with Dave Scott on Sports Medicine

KPIX TV Noon News
Interview with David Jackson on Sports Medicine

Nautilus Magazine
"Neurology Gets Physical"

Interviews with various newspapers on the topics of sports medicine, head and spinal Injuries

EXHIBITS:
North American Spine Society
San Francisco
"Automated Percutaneus Cervical Diskectomy (APCD)"
Stanton Schiffer et al

HONORS:
W.B. Hamby and Stanton Schiffer, HONORABLE MENTION
American Medical Association
Exhibit on the Treatment of Sporadic Torticollis
San Francisco, California

MILITARY SERVICE:
Retired Captain, U.S. Army Reserve

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:
Pleasanton Surgery Center
Pleasanton, California


Washington Surgery Center
Fremont, California


Washington Hospital
Fremont, California


San Ramon Regional Center
San Ramon, California

LICENSURE:
California License: G16024
New Jersey License: 25MAO7853500
Hawaii License: MD4678

Appointed by Department of Industrial Relations
Industrial Medical Council
Qualified Medical Evaluator in Neurological Surgery

BUSINESSES:
Founder, Human Scan Medical Group
Operated CT scanner in Valley Memorial Hospital
Livermore, California

Established Veterinary Scan Medical Group
Developed the first dedicated whole-body CT scanner for animals in the U.S.
Scanner located at University of California, Davis
Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital

Selected by California State Athletic Commission as the only physician/sports medicine clinic in Northern California to provide comprehensive neurophysical and psychological examination of professional boxers and kick boxers

HOBBIES:
Sports: Tennis, Computers, Art Collecting