Dr. Alois Zauner, MD

Dr. Alois Zauner, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Alois Zauner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Vienna in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery and neuroradiology.

2403 Castillo St Ste 203

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 823-6688

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Aneurysm
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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13  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.


  • University of Vienna
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Medical College of Virginia Hospital - Virginia Commonwealth University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Is vasospasm related to proliferative arteriopathy?, 1992
  • Recovery in hemiparkinsonian rats following intrastriatal implantation of activated leukocytes, 1992
  • Excitatory amino acid release after severe human head trauma: Effect of intracranial pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure changes., 1994
  • The role of excitatory amino acids in severe brain trauma: Opportunities for therapy, 1995
  • Neuropeptide Y in the primate model of subarachnoid hemorrhage. J. Neurosurgery, 1992
  • Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zauner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zauner to family and friends
36 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zauner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Brilliant, compassionate, and so knowledgeable. Saved my husbands life rom a major stroke. We are forever grateful to him.
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Innovative, caring, professional, honest and the list goes on. Saved my life.
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Dr. Zauner and his staff were courteous and caring. My condition was thoroughly explained and when I asked for a delay before peforming a second procedure to see if a lifestyle change would make a difference, he was understanding. He's the goto guy for Neurosugery and Stroke care.
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Is simply the best Neurosurgeon this part of the world. Bar none, no one is better than him at what he does. How he only got 4 and 1/2 stars is a tragedy. if I can give him 10 stars I would. He saves lives plain and simple.
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Excellent and very skilled surgeon - I trusted him with my indirect cranial by-pass, a 3 hour operation, and now, 3 weeks post-surgery, I am feeling great!
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