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Dr. Cary Alberstone, MD

Dr. Cary Alberstone, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

  

Dr. Cary Alberstone, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Oxnard, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(805) 603-4582

Dr. Alberstone accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

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. Alberstone's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alberstone treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Alberstone treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alberstone treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Alberstone treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alberstone treats Spine Disorders more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Alberstone treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Alberstone's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the highest level of compassionate and conservative care of spine and brain conditions that always puts the interests of the patient first. My philosophy is in a word is that "the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University Nm
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1994
Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Duke University
Internship Hospital
1991
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1988
Harvard
1986
University Of Southern California
1984
University Of California At Riverside
Undergraduate School
1999
1999
1994
1993
1992
1991
1988
1986
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alberstone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alberstone

4.3

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(24)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(4)

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  • Staff friendliness
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March 6, 2017, I had a “L4,5 laminectomy” that Dr. Alberstone performed at Saint John’s Regional Medical Center. The persistent lower back pain and numbness down the buttocks to the knees were completely gone the first day after surgery. Dr. Alberstone is a knowledgeable, skilled, and...Read More
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My mother's back surgery was a success. Dr. Alberstone did a great job.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Alberstone since 2010, initially being treated following an accident. Dr. Alberstone was very thorough and put me at ease during a difficult period. I have followed up with him regarding my spine issues. Dr. Alberstone isn't kind, friendly and LISTENS to all of my...Read More
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I was scared to death and the doctors no nonsense, straight forward approach, was very reassuring and he performed beyond my expectations. I've only had one experience in having surgery and I hope I never will have to again. This experience was as good as a traumatic event could be. Thank you Dr....Read More
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Dr. Albertstone and his staff are amazing! From the moment you walk into the office you are greeted with a warm welcome. Rocio and Susie are the front desk staff members and they are so kind and patient. They helped me get accuainted with the process of scheduling and referring with other Doctors...Read More
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