Anand Veeravagu

Anand Veeravagu

Spine neurosurgeon

Bio:   Dr. Anand Veeravagu is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, by courtesy, and Director of Minimally Invasive NeuroSpine Surgery here at Stanford. Dr. Veeravagu is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and cares for patients with a wide range of spinal disorders.

Dr. Veeravagu graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering program with a focus on spinal cord injury and regeneration. Committed to medical device development, neuroregeneration, and non-invasive imaging he accepted a position to complete his MD at the Stanford University School of Medicine. While a medical student, Dr. Veeravagu worked with neurosurgery and the molecular imaging program to develop novel, non-invasive imaging tools and treatments for malignant neoplasms of central nervous system.

Dr. Veeravagu subsequently completed his neurosurgical residency at Stanford University. As a resident, Dr. Veeravagu was appointed by the President of the United States as a White House Fellow in 2012, serving as Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel to guide Department of Defense Policy on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and mental health treatment for the United States military. One of 14 people from around the nation to be selected, Dr. Veeravagu served as a speech writer, national security advisor, and health consultant directly to the Secretary of Defense.

After completion of his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Veeravagu was awarded the prestigious Neurosurgical Research and Education Foundation Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship Grant and completed his fellowship training in minimally invasive and complex deformity spine at Stanford University with both neurosurgical and orthopeadic training. Dr. Veeravagu also completed a clinical scholar rotation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine focused on endoscopic and robotic spine surgery.

Dr. Veeravagu’s research efforts are focused on the utilization of large national databases to assess cost, quality, and effectiveness of various treatment alogirthms as well as predictive analytics. Dr. Veeravagu is also an author and writes about current events, health policy, and public health-related topics for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Beast, The BBC, and the Huffington Post.
4.8 out of 5
110 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital and Clinics (2016) CA
  • Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine, Clinical Scholar in Spinal Robotics and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (2016)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Minimally Invasive and Complex Deformity Spine Neurosurgery (2016)
  • Residency: Stanford University (2015)
  • Internship: Stanford University (2010) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2009) CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering, conc. Electrical Engineering & Minor: Multicultural and Regional Studies (2005)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Loved Dr. Veeravagu.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I would praise him to anyone.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Veeravagu is an excellent surgeon and has a wonderful "bedside" manner! He is very personable!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

too good

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

The care provided through the pre-surgical, surgical and post surgical processes was excellent!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very friendly doctor who is very easy to talk to

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very impressed by the doctor - who was friendly yet professional and took the time to answer all my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I already have recommended you.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

My personal Doctor Dr Reddy is recommending new patients too Stanford University and Clinics for the existent experience with my Dr Veeravagu from Stanford!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Veeravagu and Seu Na has showed so much compassion for my husband. There is always a great feeling of relief after we see him. He makes us feel confident that we are making the right decisions. Words cannot express how greatful we are for his care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable, caring, patient, thorough. Thank you.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Have already recommended him to two people.

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4.8 out of 5
110 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Loved Dr. Veeravagu.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I would praise him to anyone.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Veeravagu is an excellent surgeon and has a wonderful "bedside" manner! He is very personable!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

too good

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

The care provided through the pre-surgical, surgical and post surgical processes was excellent!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very friendly doctor who is very easy to talk to

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very impressed by the doctor - who was friendly yet professional and took the time to answer all my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I already have recommended you.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

My personal Doctor Dr Reddy is recommending new patients too Stanford University and Clinics for the existent experience with my Dr Veeravagu from Stanford!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Veeravagu and Seu Na has showed so much compassion for my husband. There is always a great feeling of relief after we see him. He makes us feel confident that we are making the right decisions. Words cannot express how greatful we are for his care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable, caring, patient, thorough. Thank you.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Have already recommended him to two people.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I felt very at ease. I am so glad to have him as a doctor. I cannot say enough about the staff in his office.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Veeravagu is a very compassionate and personable man.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Veeravagu showed a great amount of compassion, care and understanding during this and all my previous visits; I sensed his true concern for my condition. I honestly couldn't ask more from a doctor, and I'm incredibly thankful for his care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was impressed by his desire to try alternate methods to surgery for my problem and his desire to know all facts of my condition.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Both Dr. Veeravagu and the PA (Joy) were excellent! They listened intently, asked pertinent questions and communicated at a level I could understand.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Veeravagu is excellent!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

i CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW WONDERFUL HE HAS BEEN . DEFINATLEY RECOMMEND HIM. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE A PA, THE DOCTOR HAS BEEN WHO I HAVE SEEN AND I LIKE THAT AND HE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. V. & Evan (NP) were extremely informative, courteous, & accommodating. I was very impressed. Have never had this kind of service.