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Dr. Kenneth Henry Ott MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
635 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA

Dr. Kenneth Ott works as a neurosurgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ott's areas of clinical interest consist of laminectomy, microsurgery, and neurological surgery. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ott honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ott completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ott's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Surgery, Anterior Laminectomy, Back Evaluation/Treatment, Brain Tumor, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery
635 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laminectomy, microsurgery, and neurological surgery. Dr. Blaskiewicz's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blaskiewicz attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Surgery, Spine, Anterior Laminectomy, Back Evaluation/Treatment, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Mark Steven Stern MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
705 E Ohio Avenue
Escondido, CA
(760) 489-9490

Dr. Mark Stern is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stern average 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
624 E Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA
(760) 739-8314

Dr. Thomas Marcisz's specialty is neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcisz honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
460 N Elm Street
Escondido, CA
(760) 520-8100

Dr. Imad Shahhal's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahhal average 1.0 stars out of 5. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1678 Cloverdale Road
Escondido, CA
(760) 741-3809

Dr. Randall Smith practices neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.
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