Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Center

The Jack & Julia Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Center offers personalized medical, developmental and psychological care to children as well as adults with this genetic disorder. The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance has recognized our center since 2004 for its comprehensive care.

TSC symptoms vary greatly from person to person, and each patient has unique needs. Because epilepsy, developmental delays and behavioral concerns are the most common issues in children with TSC, a developmental pediatrician and a neurologist with TSC expertise lead initial evaluations and coordinate ongoing care. Depending on individual needs, they may refer patients to other UCSF experts, such as cardiologists, dermatologists, kidney specialists, neurosurgeons, dentists, ophthalmologists, pulmonologists or gastroenterologists.

By providing access to a range of specialists in one location, our center delivers a level of personalized care that leads to better outcomes for our patients and improved quality of life for the whole family. Our staff is available to help facilitate referrals, coordinate appointments with multiple specialists and assist with insurance authorizations.

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    Awards & recognition

    • us news ranked in 10 specialites badge 2020-2021

      Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

    • One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery

    • in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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    Your Stay

    We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.

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    Your Child's Care Team

    Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.

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    Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

    Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

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    Learning never stops

    Our classroom and bedside classes help kids get credit and keep learning during treatment.

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