Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

Dr. Bob Shafa, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Dr. Bob Shafa, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3400 Lomita Blvd Ste 104

Torrance, CA 90505

Contact Information

(310) 540-0965

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
more than 73% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shafa does not have any board certifications listed.

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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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 Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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What People Say About Dr. Bob Shafa, MD
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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J.Caccam in Torrance, CA – May 18, 2018
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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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Heidi v in Redondo Beach, CA – Aug 18, 2016
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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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Bellflower, CA – Jun 15, 2016
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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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Lucy marquez in Carson, CA – May 18, 2016
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Roselle is very polite and helpful. Scheduling was somewhat difficult but it's understandable since it's a very busy place. What I like the most about Dr. Shafa is EVERYTHING! DR. SHAFA IS THE BEST!!!
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Los Angeles, CA – Feb 04, 2016
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