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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 840
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Dr. Gantwerker's Offices

The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - Westside
The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - Westside
2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 840
Santa Monica, CA 90403
The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - SF Valley
The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - SF Valley
18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 318
Northridge, CA 91325
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Dr. Gantwerker's Experience

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Dr. Gantwerker's Care Philosophy

Dr. Gantwerker's Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Dr. Gantwerker Performs

Conditions Dr. Gantwerker Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Hospital Quality

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Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356

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Patient Satisfaction

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    Phone & Address

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    Is Dr. Gantwerker accepting new patients?

    • Yes.
    A
    The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - Westside
    2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 840
    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310) 692-9659
    Contact Information
    (310) 694-8300 (Office)
    (310) 694-8357 (Fax)
    B
    The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - SF Valley
    18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 318
    Northridge, CA 91325
    (310) 692-9659
    Contact Information
    (310) 694-8300 (Office)
    (310) 694-8357 (Fax)
    C
    The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - SF Valley
    18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 318
    Northridge, CA 91325
    (310) 692-9659
    Contact Information
    (818) 518-1719 (Office)
    (310) 694-8357 (Fax)
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  2. Dr. Gantwerker's Experience

    Dr. Gantwerker's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal
    2
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
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    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine and Brain Disorders
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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    Background Check for Dr. Gantwerker

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Media & Publications

    • Transthoracic Resection of Schwannomas, July 2011
    5

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Graduated in 2001

    Internship Hospital

    Case Western Reserve
    Complete in 2002

    Residency Hospital

    Case Western Reserve University
    Complete in 2008

    Fellowship Hospital

    BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Complete in 2009

    Undergraduate Schools

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Graduated in 1997
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gantwerker & Staff

    • English
    • Farsi
    • French
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  3. Dr. Gantwerker's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.8
    • 13 Star Ratings
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    4.8 out of 5

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    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    Dr. Gantwerker's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    13 responses

    Experience with Dr. Gantwerker

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.9 out of 5

    13 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

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