We found 21 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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Lu's areas of expertise include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lu has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Isaac Yang is a specialist in neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Yang average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Yang attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Yang include: Southern California Rising Stars; Honors and Special Awards; and UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society Inaugural Selection Committee. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Duncan McBride practices neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. McBride's clinical interests: sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. McBride attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McBride has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nader Pouratian is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, gamma knife radiosurgery, and spasticity. Dr. Pouratian is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Pouratian has received the following distinctions: UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award; UCLA Scholar in Translational Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Persian.

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

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

Dr. Langston Holly is a neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Holly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Holly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Linda Ming-Huei Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Linda Liau is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Her clinical interests encompass cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Liau attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Liau's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
330 Stein Plaza Driveway; #420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Lazareff is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Lazareff is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lazareff include lipoma, chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. Patient ratings for Dr. Lazareff average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lazareff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Lazareff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lazareff is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Fredric Edelman is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Edelman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Edelman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. Dr. Batzdorf is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His 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 professional recognition including the following: 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

Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Luke Macyszyn works as a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Macyszyn include laminectomy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Macyszyn attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; American Academy of Neurology Summer Research Scholarship; and Moffitt Cancer Center SPARK Award. Dr. Macyszyn is conversant in Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. Dr. Bergsneider is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bergsneider trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Meningioma, Pituitary Tumor, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Itzhak Fried is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Fried focuses on epilepsy surgery. Dr. Fried takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fried is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery

Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ausaf Bari is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bari include peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bari takes. Dr. Bari attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He 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.

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

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

Dr. James Ausman's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Ausman is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ausman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Langevin is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Banner Health Clinic. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Langevin speaks French.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Bob Shafa specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Shafa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Shafa is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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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