Dr. Bob Carter, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Carter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

University Of San Diego

3855 Health Sciences Dr La Jolla, CA 92093

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Dr. Bob Carter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Carter has more experience with Nervous System Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carter to book an appointment.

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I am a California resident that was seeking a Neurosurgeon for a Meningioma. After consulting with Dr. Carter, I decided to travel to Massachusetts General Hospital to have the surgery. His expertise along with his ability to communicate with his patients is exceptional.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Thomas M. Love – Jul 13, 2019
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Dr. Carter and his team are great. He operated on me in 2018 and changed my life. I don't say that lightly. I was diagnosed with a rare tumor in my left temporal lobe. Dr. Carter operated on me in 2018. He exercises great judgement and direction. If you are looking for a brain surgeon with great bedside manger, meet him and the team. I also want to say that the entire MGH team from pre-surgery to post operative care was spectacular. His team goes above and beyond.
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My son was a patient of Dr. Carter at UCSD....we had a wonderful experience with him. I would travel there if or when necessary so he could continue my son's care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carla Parra / Jordan Conner in La Jolla , CA – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Carter is exceptionally talented!! He was able to remove 99.9 percent of my epidermoid tumor, without impacting the nerves surrounded it. The other neurosurgeons that I had consulted with had estimated that they could remove about 80 percent of it, and a second surgery would be needed to remove the remaining 20 percent later down the line. Kudos to Dr. Carter and his staff! Couldn't be more pleased.
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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Kimberly A. in Northbridge, MA – Jun 28, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Carter's goal is to try to help patients navigate the complexities of treatment for brain tumor and brain vascular lesions. By focusing on a multidisciplinary...Read more

Biography

Bob S. Carter is Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992

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What are Dr. Bob Carter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carter frequently treats Nervous System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Carter specializes.

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Dr. Carter's office is located at 3855 Health Sciences Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (619) 543-5540.

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Carter is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Meningiomas
Acoustic Neuroma
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
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Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Carter accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
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Tricare
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Tufts Health Plans
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UnitedHealthCare
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University Of San Diego

Ucsd Heath Care3855 Health Sciences Dr La Jolla, CA 92093
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