Dr. Bruce Andersen, MD

Dr. Bruce Andersen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
(33)
Save
Dr. Bruce Andersen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1072 N Liberty St Ste 303

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

(208) 302-4100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Corizon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
  • LifeWise
  • 11 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Andersen

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Andersen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Andersen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Less

Read Less

22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Med Col/va Hsp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital  
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of South Florida College Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Andersen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Andersen does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Andersen and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Andersen's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Andersen to family and friends
33 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Andersen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Andersen took on some fairly complicated surgery on my back that was causing me significant problems. He explained clearly what he felt had to be done and why. He made what was a scary time less so. Brian Hart his PA is a great person to work with. All of the office staff have always been very...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I was diagnosed with NPH and was having difficulty walking,( shuffling of feet), maintaining my balance, etc., and Dr Andersen diagnosed my CSF as not draining properly. He "installed" a shunt in my head to regulate the drainage and the results have been wonderful. I now pick up my feet when I...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Great Dr. With his crew and his direction removed 5 aneurysms and an AVM all Successfulgreat to talk to and keeps you up dated on all procedures woul definitely use him again pray I don't have to but he would be my go to neurologist. Thank you Dr. ANDERSEN.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr Andersen did a lumbar laminectomy on my lower back to relieve pressure and pain causing great difficulty in walking or standing. The surgery was a huge success! Dr Andersen took time with my questions prior to surgery and explained the procedure in terms I could understand. I had great...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I was diagnosed with chiari last year. Anderson did notice a mistake on the radiology report on my MRI that made me a surgical canidate. However it went down hill quick from there. He had no patience or bedside manner to explain the peocedure to myself or my family. He refused testing for...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Andersen?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Neurosurgery
(28)
Neurosurgery
(71)
Neurosurgery
(155)
Neurosurgery
(17)
Neurosurgery
(32)
Neurosurgery
(58)
Neurosurgery
(49)
Neurosurgery
(18)
Neurosurgery
(29)