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We found 23 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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, metabolic bone disease, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Thai, and Cantonese.

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

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

Dr. Nader Pouratian practices neurosurgery in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pouratian include dystonia, stereotactic radiosurgery, and spasticity. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pouratian graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pouratian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. 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 addition to English, Dr. Yang speaks Korean. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Yang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yang has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Duncan McBride is a neurosurgery specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. McBride is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McBride graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. McBride has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. James Ausman specializes in neurosurgery. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ausman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Langston Holly works as a neurosurgeon. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Holly's clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Holly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Fredric Edelman is a neurosurgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Edelman attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of clinical interest consist of migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Edelman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Edelman is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

Dr. Linda Liau, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Liau include cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liau takes. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Dr. Liau's distinctions include: Voted Best Doctors and Southern California Super 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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Neil Martin practices neurosurgery in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include brain aneurysm, skull base surgery, and pituitary tumor. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin accepts. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Voted Best Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Martin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Itzhak Fried is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is especially interested in epilepsy surgery. Dr. Fried takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fried completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Fried speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery

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

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Batzdorf is conversant in German. His areas of expertise consist of thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Batzdorf's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia

Dr. Nestor Raul Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 539
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nestor Gonzalez is a neurosurgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm embolization (coiling), brain aneurysm, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Gonzalez attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Brain Aneurysm Embolization, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Brain AVM, Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Bergsneider attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bergsneider's clinical interests include pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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. Sina Pourtaheri, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sina Pourtaheri practices spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Santa Monica, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pourtaheri attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Pourtaheri trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for residency. He speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Luke Macyszyn's specialty is neurosurgery. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macyszyn include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and spinal cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Polish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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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.