Dr. Alan Edelman, MD

Dr. Alan Edelman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Alan Edelman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Washington Center / School of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in neurosurgery and surgery.

821 E Chapel St Ste 204

Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
high
more than 83% of peers
Meningiomas
normal
more than 81% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 76% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Edelman "Neurosurgeons recognize that not all problems require or are best treated with surgery and so we work closely with a variety of allied professionals to offer the best solutions possible to our patients. Patients too often encounter a Neurosurgeon for the first time in the aftermath of a serious medical emergency. We try to treat patients with the compassion and dignity with which we ourselves would want to be treated."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

53  Conditions Treated

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Swarthmore College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Washington Center / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Edelman

3.2

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(8)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
6.25%
(1)
1 Star
37.5%
(6)

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Excellent, competent doctor and surgeon! Dr. Edelman saved my back, and kept me from becoming a parapallegic with permanent incontinence. For those patients complaining about his bedside manner, give me (and Dr. Edelman) a break. I'd rather have a doctor who knows exactly what he's doing than...Read More
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Terrible bedside manner. No apathy at all! To hi., you are just a number, another patient. I was crying to himake, begging him for help because I was in so much pain but he couldn't care less. He was sarcastic, and very clinical in his questions. Apparently, he does the same with his...Read More
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Dr Edelman is a wonderful surgeon. He took exceptional care of my mother. He was knowledgable and she is walking and has her life back. We are so grateful for dr Edelman!
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Extremely long wait, Doctor talks down to you. Terrible bed side manner.
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Failed to discuss options for treatment ignoring Marion Hospital patient rights
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