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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 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. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and biopsy. Dr. Soumekh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Soumekh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Soumekh's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Lance L Altenau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, 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
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 608
La Mesa, 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. Richard C Ostrup, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrup is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ostrup accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His training includes 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 professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ostrup welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Barba is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barba has a special interest in neurosurgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Barba is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures

Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
6645 Alvarado Road; Suite 4000
San Diego, 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. Tyrone Leslie Hardy, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
5565 Grossmont Ctr Drive; Building 1 Ste119
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Tyrone Hardy's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, parkinson's disease, and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hardy average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hardy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hardy's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Scott Leary's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Leary is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Leary is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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
300 S. Pierce Street; Suite 101
El Cajon, 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Schweitzer is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Schweitzer has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, and movement disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Schweitzer average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Schweitzer (or staff) speaks Mandarin and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schweitzer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Movement Disorders

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

Dr. Alexa Smith works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her clinical interests include neurosurgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. In addition to English, Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures

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

Dr. Vikram Udani practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery and brain cancer. Dr. Udani is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Udani (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Udani welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Litvinoff speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Litvinoff accepts. Dr. Litvinoff welcomes 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.