Dr. Brian Su, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Brian Su, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Greenbrae, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MarinHealth Medical Center and Novato Community Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian Su, MD

Marin Health Medical Center

250 Bon Air Rd Greenbrae, CA 94904
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(415) 473-2349
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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. Su's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Tear
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Back Pain

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(415) 473-2349

Dr. Su accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Benesys
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 HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Su's Reviews

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5.0

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Still healing after neck spinal surgery January 30, takes awhile, had a problem with my shoulder (palsy to right arm due to some nerve damage) hoping Physical Therapy will resolve the problem… fingers crossed! Neck healing slowly but surely
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
2 people found this helpful
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Barbara Friday – Jul 14, 2022
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I am a neuroscientist and had a complex problem with my cervical spine. I consulted five highly regarded specialists who differed as to whether I needed surgery now and also what surgery should be done. Dr. Su’s clear, detailed explanation of the surgery stood out. He advised me to wait. Fast forward 3 years and my symptoms increased slightly. Dr. Su said that I could have surgery now or continue to watch it. Although I was apprehensive about lingering postsurgical pain, I opted to do it. To my delight, I was able to stop pain medications and go for long walks within a week. At 12 weeks postop, I have no residual pain, none, and have no impairment of my head movement. I attribute this remarkable recovery to Dr. Su’s superb skill. Uniquely among the surgeons I know of, Dr. Su does follow-ups for a year. He has an informal friendly manner and gives each surgery patient his cell number. His support staff is excellent. I feel fortunate to have gone to him for help.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 07, 2022
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Dr. Su did frontal spinal surgery on me to relieve horrible pain from a pinched nerve. He urged me to try other solutions before surgery, he is an excellent communicator and skillfully performed the surgery.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Edward – Oct 23, 2021
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This is an addendum to a review I wrote the other day. I mistakenly wrote my accident was in 2010. It was actually in 2020. I just wanted to clarify so that anyone reading this would know my review is very current. Dr. Su was and is the best!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Lauren Brenner – Jun 14, 2021
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5 weeks after laproscopy and it is incredible. I sleep and can walk as long as I want. DR. SU is AMAZING. This man's hands are gifted. Ansmd a shout out to Dr Anne Cummings for the recommendation
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
1 person found this helpful
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Laurence Sylvester – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Su is a professional, knowledgeable and highly trained surgeon. He preformed an ACDF of C6/C7 in March of 2020. I knew instantly upon meeting him he was the surgeon for my situation. My outcome has been beyond positive!!! I was not going to continue living in such debilitating pain so it seems fair to say that he kinda saved my life!!!! If you are in need of a spinal surgery look no further!!!!! Thank you Dr. Su!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Sep 18, 2020
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I knew as soon as I met Dr. Su that he was the right surgeon for me. He saw things in my imaging that no other orthopedist had seen. Equally impressive, he wanted to make sure that his plan for what he envisioned as a complicated surgery was the right one, and he sent my imaging off (with my permission, of course,) to several other top spinal surgeons around the country to get their opinions. It has now been a year since Dr. Su operated on me. The surgery was not an easy one. Dr. Su and an assistant surgeon operated for 11 hours, breaking a natural fusion that had occurred, removing and replacing three discs, decompressing, and fusing my spine from L2-S1. But one year after being bent over and almost unable to walk, I am pain free and full of energy (and have been for probably nine months), walking several miles a day and exercising. Dr. Su gave me back my life when he performed this spinal surgery.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Sharon Z. – Oct 16, 2019
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Have received great care, feel I couldn’t be in better, more competent hands.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Doe in Sonoma , CA – Jun 06, 2018
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One of the best physicians I've experienced. His professional manner is outstanding. Explanations were clear and concise.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Linda in san geronimo,ca – May 23, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Su believes that state-of-the-art care at academic centers can be delivered in a personalized private practice setting. He educates patients so that...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brian Su is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon as well as the Medical Director of Spine Surgery at Marin General Hospital and the Chief Development and...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University
Residency Hospital
2002
Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2002
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
Duke University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Brian Su, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Su frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Su treats.

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Dr. Su's office is located at 250 Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Marin Health Medical Center

Marin General Hospital250 Bon Air Rd Greenbrae, CA 94904
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California Orthopedics & Spine

California Orthopedics & Spine-Novato7100 Redwood Blvd Ste 200 Novato, CA 94945
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Practice

2 Bon Air Rd Ste 120 Larkspur, CA 94939
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MarinHealth Medical Center

Greenbrae, CA

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Novato Community Hospital

Novato, CA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average