Dr. Alan Edelman, MD

Dr. Alan Edelman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Alan Edelman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 33 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

Contact Information

(805) 928-0838

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Edelman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edelman treats Spine Disorders more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Edelman treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edelman treats Spinal Stenosis more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Edelman treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edelman treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Edelman treats this condition more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Edelman's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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 Surgery
Brain Tumor
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Procedure
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphoplasty
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
1981
Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Washington Center / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1976
Swarthmore College
Undergraduate School
1986
1981
1980
1976

Awards

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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