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Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Shafa

Dr. Bob Shafa, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(310) 540-0965

Dr. Shafa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Guided Access HMO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
WholeCare Network HMO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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. Shafa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Subdural Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shafa treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Shafa treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shafa treats Herniated Disc more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Shafa treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shafa treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Shafa treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Shafa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • 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
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bob Shafa, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
Medical School
2001

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shafa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shafa

3.9

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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He is the most patient in answering my questions. I have not met a neurosurgeon that is very gracious and attentive to me and to my questions to him about my father. He really is a breath of fresh air. My entire family loves him. Thank you Dr Shafa for making our lives a little better and thank you...Read More
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I thank God for giving me you as my doctor. He anointed you and send you to save people lives. I have never met any doctor in my life like who is wonderful, caring, talented and always joyful. You always make the patient feel comfortable, safe and secure. If not for God's love and you who treat me,...Read More
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Dr Shafa is the most caring Doctor I have ever been too. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January of 2015 and he removed it in March of that same year. The surgery went great even though my tumor was in a difficult spot to get I was told after the surgery. I feel so bad I have taken so long...Read More
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Dr. Shafa performed brain surgery on my mom. He worked on her for 10 hours and was able to keep us updated the entire time. He and his staff left us feeling secure and hopeful. I have already recommended him to a friend whose mother needs surgery and I will continue to reccomend him to anybody who...Read More
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Dr Shafa did surgery on me I was in car accident he did excellent job, broke my neck 2 places and my upper back 3 places, excellent Doctor will recommend him for any cervical surgery his the best Doctor and his assistant Rosell shes great in filling out paper work.
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