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Dr. Sohaib Ahmad Kureshi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sohaib Kureshi is a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kureshi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kureshi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lance Altenau is a neurosurgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Altenau include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. 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 a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altenau honors. Dr. Altenau has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. 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
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Ott practices neurosurgery. Dr. Ott's areas of clinical interest consist of laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ott 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, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

Dr. Richard C Ostrup, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ostrup's specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ostrup obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ostrup has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Donald John Blaskiewicz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2100 5th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and El Cajon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaskiewicz include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Blaskiewicz 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.