Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Alastra
Accepting new patients

Anthony JG Alastra, MD FAANS FACS

1080 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

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(760) 507-8473

Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bayley Seton Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alastra to book an appointment.

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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alastra treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Alastra treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alastra treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Alastra treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alastra treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Alastra treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Alastra's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

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Dr. Alastra accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Alastra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alastra

4.6

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
86.84210526315789%
(33)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
7.894736842105263%
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Dr. Alastra performed life changing surgery on me 8 years ago tomorrow. He is an amazing surgeon, with a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Susan Petrizzo in East Brunswick – Apr 14, 2018
He was very straightforward and very informative
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan in Staten Island, NY – Aug 02, 2017
Hi Susan! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We...Read More
He was great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sofia in Staten Island, NY – Aug 02, 2017
Overall professionalism, gave me all the information I need on my procedure
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andre in Staten Island, NY – Aug 01, 2017
He explains everything in detail and gave me options
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Adrian in Staten Island, NY – Aug 01, 2017
He's knowledgeable and gregarious. Explains medical things in an easy way. Hes an honest man. Wouldn't trade him for the world, he's the best doctor I've ever had!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Douglas in Staten Island, NY – Jul 27, 2017
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Very clear with his explanation
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Helen in Staten Island, NY – Jul 27, 2017
Straightforward, doesn't pull any punches
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph r in Staten Island, NY – Jul 25, 2017
He's a nice guy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Nicholas in Staten Island, NY – Jul 25, 2017
He's a great doctor, very cooperative and is a good person. I'd recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sameh in Staten Island, NY – Jul 20, 2017
I like his personality and he was highly recommended by people I trust.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Maria B in Staten Island, NY – Jul 20, 2017
He kept me informed. Good bedside manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patrick in Staten Island, NY – Jul 20, 2017
I like the way he talks to you. He isn't arrogant. Has good vibes and mannerism.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jay in Staten Island, NY – Jul 18, 2017
He's good and gives good suggestions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ghufran in Staten Island, NY – Jul 18, 2017
Wonderful doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anna in Staten Island, NY – Jul 18, 2017
Has good bedside manner. Good empathy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jeanine in Staten Island, NY – Jul 18, 2017
Nice man
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Dennis in Staten Island, NY – Jul 13, 2017
He explains everything well, nice person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Esther in Staten Island, NY – Jul 13, 2017
Very straight to the point and nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
John b in Staten Island, NY – Jul 11, 2017
Very pleasant demeanor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jacqueline in Staten Island, NY – Jul 11, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Alastra is committed to providing superior surgical and clinical care to all.  He is a firm believer in a team-approach based care plan.  This...Read more

Biography

Anthony JG Alastra, MD FAANS FACS is a neurosurgeon practicing in Palm Springs, CA.  He joined the staff at Desert Regional Medical Center after...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

2004
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
2002
New York University Medical Center Tisch Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1997
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1992
The Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

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What are Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alastra frequently treats Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alastra treats.

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Dr. Alastra's office is located at 1080 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Alastra speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Anthony JG Alastra, MD FAANS FACS

Arrowhead Neurosurgical Medical Group, PC1080 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alastra is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Bayley Seton Hospital

Staten Island, NY

6 Awards Received

Desert Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Riverside University Health System-medical Center

Moreno Valley, CA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received