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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Edwards is Excellent. Dr. Edwards has been reviewed by 13 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
Promptness 3.4
Courteous Staff 3.6
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
Bedside Manner 3.8
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Brain Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Edwards graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans. He has 4 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)


Dr. Edwards has 18 hospital affiliations:

  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics 
  • Sutter Memorial Hospital 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael Steven Bren Edwards MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 41 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Michael S. Edwards practice?
Dr. Michael Edwards has 6 office locations.
Dr. Michael Edwards practices Neurological Surgery near Stanford, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Palo Alto, CA and Reno, NV.
See Stanford Neurological Surgeons.