Lawrence Shuer, MD

Lawrence Shuer, MD

Neurosurgeon, Epilepsy neurosurgeon, Spine neurosurgeon, Pain neurosurgeon, Neuro-oncologist

4.8 out of 5
272 Patient Ratings
62 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Brain Tumor Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA
  • Board Certification: Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (1986)
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1979) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan School of Medicine (1978) MI
  • B.A., Univeristy of Michigan, Biomedical Sciences (1975)
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Medicine (1978)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Neurosurgery (2004 - Present)
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Stanford School of Medicine (1996 - 2011)
  • Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (1996 - 2008)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Excellent care all around. Best medical care by far.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Shuer is the absolute best in every way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I felt everyone truly cared about my condition and Shelley was exceptionally compassionate.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Shuer is excellent. He took my case even one step further to confer with the team there and they agreed with his diagnosis and course of action.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Shuer has been an excellent doctor and my experience w/how and his staff have been extremely positive. He removed a spinal tumor from my neck in 2012 and he ALWAYS. Thoroughly explains my MRI results explicitly.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The best!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Helped me re: overall health evaluation ? Thank you!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I am very fortunate to have the care of Dr. Shuer and his team.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Shuer and Shelley (NP) were both very attentive and patient with answering my questions and concerns. Both Shelley and Candice respond to my messages via MyHealth Online promptly and thoroughly, which I really appreciate.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Excellent experience, with plenty of opportunity for questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I had a nice expreance

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Shuer is a great dr. and as a person a good friend he showed much interest he did good things for me the surgery went well I now lead a normal life. After surgery he kept me informed what to expect very friendly, and skilled. Very good experiences.

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4.8 out of 5
272 Patient Ratings
62 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Excellent care all around. Best medical care by far.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Shuer is the absolute best in every way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I felt everyone truly cared about my condition and Shelley was exceptionally compassionate.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Shuer is excellent. He took my case even one step further to confer with the team there and they agreed with his diagnosis and course of action.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Shuer has been an excellent doctor and my experience w/how and his staff have been extremely positive. He removed a spinal tumor from my neck in 2012 and he ALWAYS. Thoroughly explains my MRI results explicitly.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The best!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Helped me re: overall health evaluation ? Thank you!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I am very fortunate to have the care of Dr. Shuer and his team.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Shuer and Shelley (NP) were both very attentive and patient with answering my questions and concerns. Both Shelley and Candice respond to my messages via MyHealth Online promptly and thoroughly, which I really appreciate.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Excellent experience, with plenty of opportunity for questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I had a nice expreance

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Shuer is a great dr. and as a person a good friend he showed much interest he did good things for me the surgery went well I now lead a normal life. After surgery he kept me informed what to expect very friendly, and skilled. Very good experiences.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Shuer is my "medical rock star"! Love Candace!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Confidence in your health care provides contributes to healing and overall success -

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The reason I came from Utah to Stanford. Dr. Shuer & his team.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Shuer is very knowledgeable & thorough. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a neurosurgeon.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Best doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Elizabeth and Dr. Shuer were awesome this visit as they always are.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

It was clear I was in very good hands. I knew I was going get better.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Shuer & his staff are the BEST team we've encountered @ Stanford and we have interfaced with MANY.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I have recommended Dr. Shuer to two friends already.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I had mixed feeling about what Dr. Shuer was going to do, but he explained what he would be doing, and laid any fears to rest.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

In may own experience is so good I have the best doctor for my surgery. he is the best.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr Shuer was dismissive, callous, indifferent towards my concerns. Dr. Shuer.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Happy with care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Shuer as my physician-he is the best!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Never rushed during appt.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Shuer was very patient and knowledgeable in describing the problem. I felt confident in his plans to remedy the situation. Candice explained thing so well and made me feel that this was the place to be to have surgery. She helped to make appts. lab work and surgery date.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I felt very comfortable when he explained everything to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Shuer to several people.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

The Dr Shuer, really impressed me when he informed me that surgery would be very painful. He made sure to repeat it, so I would believe him. Very Very nice and helpful Doctorand his staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Shuer is the best at communicating clear concise details of the diagnosis and surgery

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

It was another excellent experience with both Dr. Shuer and Candice Lin -

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Shyer is obviously a highly skilled and extremely intelligent doctor I have the utmost confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Informative and professional

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Shuer is an incredibly talented surgeon. He also has a fantastic bedside manner. His NP Shelley Stratford is also very knowledgable snd shows her real concern for Patients. They both treated me with the utmost attention and care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

My condition was not resolved. (However the purpose of the visit was to ascertain whether or not surgery was a likely path. That was carefully considered. What's next is a bit foggy.)

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Shuerr and all of his assistants are fabulous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Shuer and his nurse practitioner Candice Sugalin are the best!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Could not ask for more - exceptional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Shuer answered my questions and explained his assessment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Staff very caring & friendly.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

All very good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

This is a first class provider!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Have the highest regard and confidence in Dr. Shuer's conservative approach to my condition.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I think Dr. Shuer is the best.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Shuer is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

First time I saw this doctor!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Excellent communicator.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. maybe intelligent, but was dismissive, didn't take the time to explain his conclusions, seemed to busy to care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

No medications discussed.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Great to be able to access providers via email; very good resource to handle questions and concerns in a timely way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Interesting to be able to get exam/service from same doctor over 15 year period.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I just saw Dr. Shuer and his assistant.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very satisfied - courteous and professional health care provider.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Very positive experience.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

My overall experience is one of supreme gratitude and thanks to a great dr. & neurosurgery team.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

No medication necessary - referred to Stanford pain mgt.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

More explanation needed to my condition in detail.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Shuer always makes me feel comfortable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Shuer explained in easy to understand terms why I need surgery and what to expect. He showed sympathy for my problem.