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We found 22 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Daniel Chia Hsing Lu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Lu's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lu include laminectomy, metabolic bone disease, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lu has received professional recognition including the following: H and H Lee Surgical Research; Scholar Award; and Larson Research Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Lu (or staff) speaks Filipino, Thai, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Neuroendoscopy, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Duncan Quincy McBride, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Duncan McBride sees patients in Torrance, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. McBride graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McBride has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. McBride is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Sciatica, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems

Dr. Nader Pouratian, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nader Pouratian's medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Pouratian's clinical interests: dystonia, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spasticity. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Pouratian attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His distinctions include: UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award; UCLA Scholar in Translational Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. Dr. Pouratian's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Facial Pain, Tumor, Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Dystonia, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Yang, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Yang works as a neurosurgeon in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Honors and Special Awards; and UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society Inaugural Selection Committee. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Facial Pain, Tumor, Meningioma, Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Langston Tyler Holly, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Langston Holly is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Holly is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holly include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Holly has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Microsurgery, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil A Martin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Neil Martin specializes in neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Martin's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, skull base surgery, and pituitary tumor. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Clinical interests: Brain Aneurysm, Skull Base Surgery, Meningioma, Endoscopic Surgery, Pituitary Tumor, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Ming-Huei Liau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Linda Liau is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Liau attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Meningioma, Cancer, Metastatic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumor

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
8610 S. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Fredric Edelman sees patients in Sherman Oaks, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Edelman speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edelman accepts. Dr. Edelman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; #200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf practices neurosurgery in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Batzdorf's areas of clinical interest consist of thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Batzdorf has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia

Dr. Jorge Antonio Lazareff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
330 Stein Plaza Driveway; #420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Lazareff is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lazareff's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lazareff takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Lazareff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Lipoma, Syringomyelia, Brain Tumor

Dr. Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; #200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Itzhak Fried specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is conversant in Hebrew. His clinical interests include epilepsy surgery. Dr. Fried is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Fried is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery

Dr. James Ivan Ausman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; #200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Ausman specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Ausman is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ausman accepts. He is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ausman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Marvin Bergsneider, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is a specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergsneider include pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergsneider takes. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bergsneider completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bergsneider include: Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Bergsneider is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

Dr. Ausaf Ahmad Bari, MD, PhD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ausaf Bari is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bari include peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bari accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship, American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Retzius Neuroanatomy Competition - First Place; and Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award, B.U. School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Metastatic Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke Macyszyn, MA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Luke Macyszyn is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. He is conversant in Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Macyszyn include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and spinal cancer. Dr. Macyszyn is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Macyszyn trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Tumor, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Langevin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in French. Dr. Langevin is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Banner Health Clinic.

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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.