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Neurological Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
21 years of experience

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Lawton is Excellent. Dr. Lawton has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.5
Promptness 4.4
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.3
Spends Time with Me 3.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Lawton, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Auditory Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Basal Ganglia Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Ischemia
  • CNS Vascular Tumor (Central Nervous System Cavernous Hemangioma)
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Anomalies (Brain Vascular Malformation)
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Chronic Brain Damage
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
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Education & Awards

Dr. Lawton graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has 10 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Arteriovenous Malformations
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations (CNS Vascular Malformations)
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Intracranial Aneurysm
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Francisco Bay Area
Neurological Surgeon


Dr. Lawton has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus 
  • St. Mary's Medical Center San Francisco 


  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael T Lawton MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 21 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Michael T. Lawton practice?
Dr. Michael Lawton has 2 office locations.
Dr. Michael Lawton practices Neurological Surgery near San Francisco, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Huntington Beach, CA.
See San Francisco Neurological Surgeons.