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We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept United Healthcare near La Jolla, CA.

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Dr. Sohaib Ahmad Kureshi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Sohaib Kureshi is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Kureshi is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kureshi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kureshi's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance L Altenau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Lance Altenau practices neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Altenau include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Altenau takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Altenau has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth H Ott, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ott is a neurosurgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Ott is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ott 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 HealthCare. Dr. Ott is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; #650
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ghosh's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghosh include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Ghosh is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghosh honors. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 770
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blaskiewicz include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Blaskiewicz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Blaskiewicz attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

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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.