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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lu include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Lu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 professional 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. Nader Pouratian, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nader Pouratian is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He speaks Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spasticity. Dr. Pouratian's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Pouratian performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award; UCLA Scholar in Translational Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Yang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Honors and Special Awards; and UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society Inaugural Selection Committee. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. McBride's clinical interests: sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McBride takes. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. McBride speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Langston Tyler Holly, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Langston Holly practices neurosurgery. Dr. Holly 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, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holly's distinctions include: 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. 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 honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Martin attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Martin's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health.

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

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

Dr. Jorge Lazareff's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lazareff average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lipoma, chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazareff is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Lazareff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Linda Liau works as a neurosurgeon. In her practice, Dr. Liau focuses on cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. Dr. Liau is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her distinctions 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 Neurosurgery
8610 S. Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Fredric Edelman's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Edelman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Edelman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. Dr. Batzdorf accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Batzdorf is conversant in German. Dr. Batzdorf is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia

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

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider practices neurosurgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Luke Macyszyn, MA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Luke Macyszyn's medical specialty is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and spinal cancer. Dr. Macyszyn's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Macyszyn attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Itzhak Fried is a neurosurgery specialist. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Fried include epilepsy surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fried accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Fried is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 practices neurosurgery in Palm Springs, CA and Los Angeles, CA. 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Ausaf Bari specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Bari is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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: Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Metastatic Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin is a neurosurgery specialist. He is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Banner Health Clinic. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Langevin 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). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Langevin speaks French.

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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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