Dr. Brian R. Gantwerker, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 40

The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - Westside
2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 840
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Appointments Offered: Next Day
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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
17525 Ventura Blvd Ste 203
Encino, CA 91316
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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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    Dr. Gantwerker's Appointment Availabilty

    Accepting new patients?

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    Appointment Availability

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    The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - Westside
    2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 840
    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    (310) 692-9659
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    (310) 694-8300 (Office)
    (310) 694-8357 (Fax)
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    The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles - SF Valley
    17525 Ventura Blvd Ste 203
    Encino, CA 91316
    (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

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    Dr. Gantwerker says...

    • Brain Surgery
    • 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 Cord Repair
    • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
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    Dr. Gantwerker says...

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vascular Disease
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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

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Transthoracic Resection of Schwannomas, July 2011
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    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

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    5 out of 5
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    Absolutely the most incredible doctor I've ever had. He save my life!

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