Sherwin Hua, MD

Neurosurgeon located in the Bay Area, California

Meet Dr. Hua

Board-certified neurosurgeon Sherwin Hua, MD, is a world-leading pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Hua developed a revolutionary approach to carrying out spinal surgeries using the smallest possible incisions, known as the DimeSpine technique. Lumbar Fusions are performed through one or two tiny dime-sized incisions. Dr. Hua welcomes patients from throughout the Bay Area to his DimeSpine Neurosurgery practice that has four locations in Campbell, Hayward, San Francisco, and San Jose, California.

Dr. Hua attended medical school at Northwestern University Honors Program in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Hua has a PhD from Northwestern’s Neuroscience Institute. He later completed a 7-year combined internship and neurosurgery residency at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He also completed his functional neurosurgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Hua has more than two decades of busy direct clinical experience treating more than 20,000 patients who have complex brain and spine disorders. Since completing his residency in 2005, Dr. Hua has carried out more than 3,500 surgical procedures in leading hospitals and trauma centers in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. In recognition of his excellent service to patients, Dr. Hua was nominated by referring doctors and awarded the TOP DOCTOR award by San Francisco Magazine and Castle Connolly for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Dr. Hua is the only spine surgeon in the South Bay with this honor.

Dr. Hua has published or presented more than 40 research papers. He’s continually striving to improve the outcomes for patients who are undergoing neurosurgery and spine surgery using the latest state-of-the-art technologies. When he finds the current techniques or approaches aren’t providing optimal results, Dr. Hua sets his mind to developing new technologies and methods that will benefit his patients. He is so committed to his patients, Dr. Hua not only treats each patient like family, but he also provides patients with his direct cell phone number should they need him at any time.


  • Medical School

    MD- Northwestern Univ. Honors Program

    PhD- Northwestern Institute Neuroscience


    Johns Hopkins Hospital


    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurosurgery

    Board Certification

    American Board of Neurological Surgery


Dime Sized Incision

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality and personalized spine and neurosurgical care using cutting edge techniques. Dr. Sherwin Hua pioneered Lumbar fusion (TLIF) surgery through tiny dime size 18mm incisions, the smallest in the industry. Smaller incision size means faster healing, lowest infection rates and complications, with maximal results for the relief of back and leg pain. This is a true surgical Breakthrough!

Less is More

Our doctors work closely with physical therapists, chiropractors, and pain specialists to offer comprehensive care for each individual patient. We also specialize in Cervical Motion Preserving and Lamina Sparing surgery using total disc replacement and laminoplasty whenever possible. Lumbar Dime sized incision discectomy and foraminotomy that AVOID LAMINECTOMY as well as spinal cord stimulation technology provide comprehensive surgical care for neck and back pain.


Award Winning

Top Doctors

Our BOARD CERTIFIED Neurosurgeons trained at the very top training programs in the world, including Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sherwin Hua was awarded the San Francisco Bay Area TOP DOCTOR 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021 distinction, the only spine surgeon in the South Bay with this honor. Our surgeons also provide the most personalized care, often providing direct cell phone, text messaging, or email access for surgical patients.



Our Results


Half Inch Microdiscectomy

Outpatient endoscopic Microdiscectomy surgery for herniated disc, leg pain, and sciatica through 12-16mm incisions (1/2 inch) ensure fast recovery.

DimeSpine Lumbar Fusion

Full Lumbar TLIF fusions including decompressions are done through one or two tiny dime sized (16-18mm) incisions allowing fast recovery even outpatient surgery!

DimeSpine 2 Level TLIF

Two level TLIF lumbar fusion surgeries can be done through 2 tiny 18mm dime sized incisions! This is truly groundbreaking treatment for back and leg pain!



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