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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 practices neurosurgery in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. His clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kureshi's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kureshi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Ghosh's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Ghosh average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ghosh's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Lance Altenau's specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Altenau's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Altenau average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altenau has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Ott is a neurosurgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ott completed residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ott include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Ott has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ott takes. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ott is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz sees patients in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and La Jolla, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Blaskiewicz's clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaskiewicz takes. Dr. Blaskiewicz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, 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.