We found 21 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Santa Monica, CA.

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Dr. Daniel Chia Hsing Lu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Lu's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is 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. Lu takes. Dr. Lu 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). He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

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

Dr. Langston Holly is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Holly at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Holly include laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and sciatica. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Holly is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Holly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Isaac Yang, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Stein Plaza; Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Yang specializes in neurosurgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yang include concussion, lipoma, and spinal cord tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Yang's distinctions 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 foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Facial Pain, Tumor, Meningioma, Head Injury, Brain Cancer, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Duncan McBride practices neurosurgery in Torrance, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McBride include sciatica, spine tumor, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. McBride has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McBride is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nader Pouratian is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include dystonia, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and spasticity. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. His distinctions include: UCLA Neurosurgery Quality Care Award; UCLA Scholar in Translational Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. 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. Linda Ming-Huei Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Linda Liau specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liau include cancer, meningioma, and brain tumor. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best 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

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

Dr. Jorge Lazareff works as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include lipoma, chiari malformation, and hydrocephalus. The average patient rating for Dr. Lazareff is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lazareff is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus, Spine Problems, Spina Bifida, Lipoma, Syringomyelia, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luke Macyszyn sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and spinal cancer. Dr. Macyszyn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Macyszyn completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; American Academy of Neurology Summer Research Scholarship; and Moffitt Cancer Center SPARK Award. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. His professional 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, Primary Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fredric Edelman's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Edelman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. In addition to English, Dr. Edelman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Edelman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Batzdorf include thoracic outlet syndrome, chiari malformation, and syringomyelia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and then 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). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in German. Dr. Batzdorf is professionally 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. James Ivan Ausman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; #200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Ausman's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Ausman graduated from 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ausman is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Bergsneider include pituitary tumor, meningioma, and brain tumor. Dr. Bergsneider accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Itzhak Fried, MD, PhD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza; #200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Itzhak Fried is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Fried has a special interest in epilepsy surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fried accepts. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Fried speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery

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

Dr. Jean-Philippe Langevin is a neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Langevin attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Langevin has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks French. Dr. Langevin is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Banner Health Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Gait Abnormalities, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ausaf Bari is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Bari's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and 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 Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Bari performed his residency 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)

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

Dr. Bob Shafa specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Shafa's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally 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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