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We found 6 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Dr. Peter Pei-Yuan Sun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; 5th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Peter Sun is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Modesto, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sun completed residency programs at New York Downtown Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sun (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Japanese. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Dystonia, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Surgery, Neurosurgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurtis Ian Auguste Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 5203
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kurtis Auguste is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Auguste attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is especially interested in spasticity, gamma knife radiosurgery, and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Auguste speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser Surgery, Cerebral Palsy, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. David Seongryong Hong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. David Hong's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Hong is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hong (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Dr. Gordon Tang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 715
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Tang is a Berkeley, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include neurosurgery. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tang is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
744 52nd Street; #5203
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Ostling's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Ostling's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ostling honors.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Hydrocephalus, Spasticity

Dr. Thomas Jacob Mampalam, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2006 Dwight Way; Suite 207
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Mampalam works as a neurosurgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mampalam attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mampalam's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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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.