Lawrence Shuer, MD

Lawrence Shuer, MD

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

4.8 out of 5
255 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

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
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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

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

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

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.

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4.8 out of 5
255 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

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.