We found 14 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Sohaib Ahmad Kureshi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Sohaib Kureshi sees patients in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kureshi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Kureshi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Massoud Hertzel Soumekh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 609
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Massoud Soumekh is a neurosurgeon. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Soumekh's areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Soumekh's medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Soumekh average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Fusion, Biopsy, Back Problems, Laminectomy, Surgical Repair, Nerve Problems, Neurosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance L Altenau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Lance Altenau is a neurosurgeon. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altenau's areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altenau is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Altenau attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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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
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 608
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ott is a neurosurgeon in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Dr. Ott's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ott include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ott is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; Suite 4000
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh works as a neurosurgeon in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ghosh is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ghosh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard C Ostrup, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrup's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Ostrup's areas of clinical interest consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ostrup completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ostrup has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Tumor, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; #229
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Barba is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barba include neurosurgery. Dr. Barba accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barba completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barba has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barba's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery

Dr. Scott P Leary, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; Suite 4000
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Leary average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leary speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary has an open panel.

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

Dr. Tyrone Leslie Hardy, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5565 Grossmont Ctr Drive; Building 1 Ste119
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Tyrone Hardy is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hardy average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hardy's areas of expertise include laminectomy, parkinson's disease, and neurosurgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardy accepts. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hardy has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Parkinson's Disease, Biopsy, Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
3590 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexa Smith's specialty is neurosurgery. In her practice, Dr. Smith focuses on neurosurgery. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Schweitzer, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; Suite 4000
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schweitzer's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Schweitzer (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and French. Dr. Schweitzer has a special interest in neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, and movement disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schweitzer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schweitzer takes. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pituitary Surgery, Neurosurgery, Movement Disorders

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is especially interested in laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blaskiewicz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Blaskiewicz attended Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Blaskiewicz is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Vikram M Udani, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
3590 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Vikram Udani is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patients gave Dr. Udani an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery and brain cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Udani's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Udani (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Udani is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Neurosurgery, Spinal Cord Problems, Cancer

Specializes in Neurosurgery
6536 Crystalaire Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Litvinoff's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Litvinoff include neurosurgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Litvinoff attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Litvinoff is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgery

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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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