Anand Veeravagu

Spine neurosurgeon


Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Biography


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 board certified and 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.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery (2020)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgery, FAANS, Neurosurgery (2020)
  • 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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Practice Locations


Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Neurosurgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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(234 Ratings)

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I really appreciate that even though I was late due to the X-ray lab was running late they still saw me and took their time. I wasn't rushed
Dr. Veeravagu was very thorough in his questions and in the explanation of the problem.
I have mixed feelings about surgery/other options. About what would be the best path forward.
Dr. Anand Veeravagu was very caring and kind and extremely skilled and knowledgeable. We placed our trust in him and he did not disappoint us. His skill has helped my wife recover from a sad lower back condition and her health is returning quickly.
Veeravagu is a genius, easy to talk to.
Very good.
Dr. Veeravagu is brilliant.
He is very opening, listening & friendly. He also concern about my problem and very clear in explanation.
Dr. Veeravagu explained everything very clearly, the whole road map to follow my treatments. He was patient and very approachable.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Veeravagu & staff. Love them all issue is resolved. saved my life.
The PA took her time listening to me, giving me a thorough exam and hearing me out. The Doctor listened as well and order further tests before moving forward with a treatment plan. They validated my pain and concerns.
I continue to be beyond grateful for the quality of Dr. Veeravagu and his team care. They have gone above and beyond to get me pain free.
Dr. Veeravagu was excellent as always. The nursing staff were also excellent. My Anesthesologist was very informative and answered all my questions.
All people working their job really concern with patient. I'm happy with them and I want you keep going like that with patients.
Excellent engagement. Listened, asked questions, clarified information. Super helpful.
Very helpful & well explained.
I would recommend to other people.
Both Jessica and Dr. Veeravagu are wonderful. Explaining all I needed to know.
Dr. Veeravagu always address any concerns that I have and has done so since before and after my surgery in Nov. 2019.
Excellent dr.
I have confidence in doctors knowledge & skill. 100% professional.
Dr. Veeravagu was amazing and put me at ease. Very grateful to have seen him.
I had questions written down & got all answered.
very thorough explanation of the condition, treatment options and long term prognosis
Gave the time I needed. Thoroughly answered my questions/concerns. Friendly and professional
I have more tests scheduled, so don't have full picture yet, but I have confidence I will be given good information & assessment.
Doctor Verravagu's positive attitude eased my worries.
Good competent doctor and staff
Dr. Veeravagu is a warm and compassionate man. I feel very safe and comfortable with him.
We have already recommended Dr. Veeravagu to others and they have booked with him.
I felt confident with the all the information provided and impressed with the detail
The standard by which all others will be held to.
Words cannot express how appreciative I am that Dr Veeravagu was my doctor.
Very good.
I would give Dr. V. a 10 rating across the board if asked.
Very positive & thorough.
Very good experience.
Dr. Veeravagu totally changed my life for the better, and he did so in a most personable manner. In every regard, I praise him for his excellence.
I can't say enough good things about Dr Veeravagu.
Very bright young man - in a matter of a few minutes, digested my history and prescribed a temporary fix. I was impressed with both his background and his ability to link important information to provide learned counsel. This fellow is a keeper.
I was scheduled for a pre-op appointment and the doctor advised that the scheduled surgery could be postponed based on my improved condition as self-reported. I respected his listening to me.
Dr. Veeravagu was very pleasant; polite; professional; very knowledgeable and has a very nice "bed-side" manner. Very compassionate.
very assuring that the pain will be targeted. resolved. And they are confident.
It's been a very pleasant experience concerning the services and every person I meet. Thanks
I gave already recommend Dr. Veeravagu.he is awesome
very very good experience..
The best in all areas!
Dr. Veeravagu is extremely professional. kind, clear. He has reviewed X-rays, MRI & explained present as well as ongoing concerns.
Sheri Loo, NP is fabulous! Dr. Veeravagu is wonderful!
Decisions needed to be made by me for my next step of treatment. Dr. Veeravagu described the choices, the pros and cons. I was able to make a decision that has worked out well!
All good
The doctor was extremely friendly and 100% engaged, during my explanation of my past medical history.
The best Dr. interview I have ever had.
class act all the way around
l refer every person l can to your facility. A+ establishment in my book.
I have already recommended him
Excellent.
Dr. Veeravagu rocks.
Very good experience!
Very professional, explained treatment rationale clearly. Spent time listening.
Excellent experience. My only disappointment was that Dr. V did not discuss the alternatives that we might have after my completion of the prescribed eight weeks of physical therapy.
Dr. Veeravagu is caring human being and an amazing doctor. I feel blessed to have had him for my surgery. Stanford Hospital is lucky to have him on their staff. Truly amazing!!!
Dr. Veeravagu is an excellent doctor.
Good.
Dr. Veeravagu was very positive and gave us hope and direction. With accommodations, my husband will continue to work and that's what we were hoping for.
Dr. Veeravagu is great and so is his team. Thank you so much.
Very pleased with and impressed by Dr. V and his staff.
great customer service
Dr. Veeravagu - was clear, helpful, warm could not be better!
I always have good communication with Dr. V
Such a fantastic team of people from check in to nurse assistants to the doctor.
Exceptional as always.
Dr. Veeravagu and Np. Park were so good at explaining everything and making me feel very sure that my care was finally in good hands.
Both the doctor & nurse were caring, concerned & listened. I also never felt like he wanted to rush me out. Best doctor I have EVER seen and I have seen many.
Dr. Veeravagu is a Great Dr. and a Great person.
This was a great experience with Shelly Staford & Dr. Veeravagu. Wonderful bedside manner & explanations were great - Very impressed & comfortable.
Great combination of skills and personality. Friendly - concerned - intelligent - informative - (great at listening to my concerns) - very understanding & presented info hard to hear, i.e., (poor prognosis of condition) in the best way possible. Rx - not the primary focus of a surgeon.
Excellent!
Dr. Veeravagu established commonalities with me and then helped me and my husband to understand what we were seeing on my MRI. I came here for a second opinion, and the difference was night and day between him and the first surgeon I saw. My whole experience here was better!
Loved Dr. Veeravagu.
I would praise him to anyone.
Dr. Veeravagu is an excellent surgeon and has a wonderful "bedside" manner! He is very personable!
too good
The care provided through the pre-surgical, surgical and post surgical processes was excellent!
Very friendly doctor who is very easy to talk to
Very impressed by the doctor - who was friendly yet professional and took the time to answer all my questions.
I already have recommended you.
My personal Doctor Dr Reddy is recommending new patients too Stanford University and Clinics for the existent experience with my Dr Veeravagu from Stanford!
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.
Excellent. Knowledgeable, caring, patient, thorough. Thank you.
Have already recommended him to two people.
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.
Dr. Veeravagu is a very compassionate and personable man.
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.
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.
Both Dr. Veeravagu and the PA (Joy) were excellent! They listened intently, asked pertinent questions and communicated at a level I could understand.
Dr. Veeravagu is excellent!!!
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.
Dr. V. & Evan (NP) were extremely informative, courteous, & accommodating. I was very impressed. Have never had this kind of service.

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