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. Dr. Lu's clinical interests include laminectomy, metabolic bone disease, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lu honors. He is a graduate of 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 professional recognition including the following: H and H Lee Surgical Research; Scholar Award; and Larson Research Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Lu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Duncan Quincy McBride, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Duncan McBride practices neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. McBride honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. McBride has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McBride is 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. Nader Pouratian, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nader Pouratian's area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: dystonia, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spasticity. Dr. Pouratian's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pouratian include: UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award; UCLA Scholar in Translational Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pouratian speaks Persian.

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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. Dr. Yang (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yang 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Yang has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Honors and Special Awards; and UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society Inaugural Selection Committee.

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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 specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Holly include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Holly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Holly has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors.

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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 is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, skull base surgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Martin accepts 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. Martin attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martin is professionally 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. 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). Dr. Liau's areas of expertise consist of cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liau include: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Liau is professionally 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 Pediatric Neurosurgery
330 Stein Plaza Driveway; #420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Lazareff is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lipoma, chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. Dr. Lazareff is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lazareff has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Lazareff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He 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 neurosurgeon in Sherman Oaks, CA, Van Nuys, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Edelman's clinical interests include migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edelman is accepting 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's specialty is neurosurgery. He speaks German. In his practice, Dr. Batzdorf focuses on thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. Dr. Batzdorf's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Batzdorf takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. Marvin Bergsneider, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His clinical interests encompass pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Bergsneider honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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). He has received distinctions including 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He graduated from 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 residency. Dr. Fried's clinical interests encompass epilepsy surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Fried is 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Ausman is 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bari include peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Bari takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bari 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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 neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and spinal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Macyszyn takes. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Macyszyn trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin's area of specialization is neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Langevin speaks French. His professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Banner Health Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Langevin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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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