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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's specialty is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kureshi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Lance Altenau is a neurosurgeon in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Encinitas, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Altenau's clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. Dr. Altenau attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Massoud Soumekh is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and El Centro, CA. Patients gave Dr. Soumekh an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soumekh include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Soumekh welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Soumekh is conversant in Persian.

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

Dr. Kenneth H Ott, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 608
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ott is a specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ott include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Ott's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ott 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. His 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, Neurosurgical Procedures, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Richard Ostrup is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ostrup's clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ostrup is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ostrup attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ostrup has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Alexa Reeves Reeves, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
3590 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexa Smith's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include lipoma, arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and chiari malformation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Arteriovenous Malformation, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh's specialty is neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghosh include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Ghosh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Ghosh attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ghosh is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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 patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Leary is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Leary completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tyrone Hardy practices neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, parkinson's disease, and neurosurgery. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Hardy average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Hardy is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Barba, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; #229
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. David Barba practices neurosurgery. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include neurosurgery. Dr. Barba is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barba's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. Dr. Barba is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures

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

Dr. Jeffrey Schweitzer, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schweitzer include neurosurgery and movement disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Schweitzer (or staff) speaks Mandarin and French. Dr. Schweitzer's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Movement Disorders

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

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He has a special interest in laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Blaskiewicz's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is 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, Neurosurgical Procedures, 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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include neurosurgery and brain cancer. Dr. Udani is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Udani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Udani (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Brain Cancer, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spinal Cord Problems, Cancer

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
6536 Crystalaire Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Litvinoff's medical specialty is neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Litvinoff focuses on neurosurgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Litvinoff attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Litvinoff's training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Litvinoff is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures

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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.