Below is a list of the top and leading Neurosurgeons in Los Angeles. To help you find the best Neurosurgeons located near you in Los Angeles, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Los Angeles’ Best Neurosurgeons:
The top rated Neurosurgeons in Los Angeles are:
- Dr. Steven L. Giannotta – Keck School of Medicine of USC
- Dr. Gregory P. Lekovic – Gregory P Lekovic, MD PhD
- Dr. Yaser Badr – Sierra Neuroscience Institute
- Dr. Nader Pouratian – Nader Pouratian, MD
- Dr. Khawar Siddique – Beverly Hills Spine Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Dr. Steven L. Giannotta, Chair of Neurological Surgery, joined the Department of Neurosurgery at USC in 1980.
His research interests have always been related to cerebral blood flow and cerebral protection from ischemia. Based on some preliminary studies done in primates early in his career it was discovered that cerebral blood flow could be augmented by various manipulations of the cardiovascular system. This resulted in the adaptation of such techniques in the clinical realm especially as an effective means of counteracting the ischemic effects of cerebral vasospasm. This program ultimately evolved into what has come to be recognized as “hyperdynamic therapy”. Subsequently his clinical interests have related to various surgical approaches to intracranial vascular and cranial base neoplastic disease. Recently his attention has turned to looking at ethnic differences in the presentation of cerebral vascular disorders.
Aneurysms, Coil embolization for aneurysms, Microvascular excision, Embolization, Stereotactic radiosurgery, Acoustic neuromas, Meningiomas of the cranial base, Complex aneurysms
“Dr. Giannotta and his whole team are great. I had surgery for an acoustic neuroma in 2014 and came out to LA from St. Louis for it. He’s a great person too! Highly recommend him.” -Diane Sanford
Gregory P Lekovic, MD PhD
Dr. Gregory P. Lekovic is a board-certified neurosurgeon and leading national expert on the treatment of skull base tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and NF2.
He completed his residency at the prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute, where he also obtained advanced fellowship training in Skull Base / Cerebrovascular Surgery, Radiosurgery, and Complex Spine Surgery. In 2008, he joined the world famous House Clinic in L.A.
He has authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications, also he is a past winner of the Vesalius Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgery, and he has been selected as a Southern California Super Doctor since 2013. He also serves on the editorial boards of leading skull base and neurosurgical journals and he is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings.
Brain & Spinal Tumor, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Skull Base Staff Neurosurgeon, House Ear Clinic
“He is the best doctor. He saved my dad’s life.” -Morium Akter
Sierra Neuroscience Institute
Dr. Yaser Badr is Director of SNI. He specializes in brain tumors, brain aneurysms, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, endovascular surgery, brain AVMs, and complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Louisiana State University. He completed fellowship training in neuroendovascular neurosurgery at St. John Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He makes it his to goal to provide his patients with the most advanced brain and spine care using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. Dr. Badr has been in practice for 5 years and strives to use his extensive training to provide excellent care in all aspects of spine and brain diseases.
Brain Tumors, Spine Disease, Neurovascular Disease
“Great surgeon. Dr.Badr helped me and my life seems better now. I went for follow up and he saw me pretty fast. Very proffesional and kind. I appreciate and am grateful the work he does.” -Eva Martinez
Nader Pouratian, MD
Dr. Nader Pouratian is a native of Southern California. After completing high school at Harvard-Westlake School, Dr Pouratian earned 3 degrees at his alma mater UCLA, including a bachelors in Neuroscience, a PhD in neuroscience, and his medical degree. After completing medical school, he completed his neurosurgical training in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia under the mentorship of Drs John Jane, Edward Laws, Edward Oldfield, and Jeff Elias. Part of his enhanced neurosurgical training included 1 year of training in Auckland, New Zealand. Immediately upon completing his training, he returned home to UCLA to build and establish his practice. He is proud to provide care to the community he grew up in, but is also honored to treat patients from around the world who seek his expertise in deep brain stimulation, management of complex facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia and other chronic pain disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, as well as brain tumors.
Balloon Compression, Cingulotomy, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ), Microvascular Decompression, Motor Cortex Stimulation, Myelotomy, Nerve Decompression for Headache, Radiofrequency Ablation, Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Cord and Peripheral Stimulation
“Dr. Pouratian is my neurosurgeon and performed DBS (deep brain stimulation) surgery on me in 2012. From the moment I met him I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. His confidence and expertise on Parkinson’s disease and DBS was very reassuring. I never questioned his abilities for a minute. Dr. Pouratian has excellent bed-side manner and someone I truly consider a friend. ” -Tonya Dapson
Beverly Hills Spine Surgery
Dr. Khawar Siddique is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgeries for degenerative spinal conditions and complex spinal ailments. As one of the of the founding members of Beverly Hills Spine Surgery and the multi-disciplinary facility, DOCS Spine + Orthopedics- Dr. Siddique provides patients expert NeuroSpine care thru thriving physician to patient relationships.
Dr. Siddique’s clinical interests include cervical & lumbar radiculopathy, sports injury & work injury spinal trauma and reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity.
Degenerative conditions using minimally invasive surgeries, spinal tumors, spinal infections, and scoliosis
“Very courteous and professional staff. Dr Sidique did an excellent job on my Surgery, also saw Doctors Neeney, Wong, and Dr. Lee all very knowledgeable and professional.” -Tom D
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