Dr. Cary Alberstone, MD

Dr. Cary Alberstone, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
29 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Health Net of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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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."Read more

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Dr. Alberstone's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
in Camarillo, CA |
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 compassionate physician, to whom I will always be very grateful.
in Oxnard, CA |
My mother's back surgery was a success. Dr. Alberstone did a great job.
in Camarillo, CA |
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 concerns and questions. The office staff is friendly, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Alberstone to anyone in search of a new provider or anyone looking for reputable professional.
in Westlake Village, CA |
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. Cary, your staff, team and all the great staff at St Johns. Wonderful group of people.
in Santa Paula, Ca. |
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 and made it all so easy for me. I suffered a bad injury at work and Dr. Albertstone is actively helping me heal and get my life back on track I'm very thankful to him and his staff. God bless them.
Simi Valley CA |
Very professional and confident, he took time to listen to my concerns and provided the information I needed to hear.
in Ventura, CA |
Dr. Alberstone is one of the best in his field. He actually takes the the time to listen to his patients and address any and al concerns. His bedside manner is A+!! He takes his time to thoroughly explain all prognosis. And to top it off his office staff is THE best!! I always refer family and friends to him.
in Oxnard, CA |
I was very pleased with Dr Alberstones performance and judgement
in Ventura, CA |
Dr. Alberstone saved my spine! He answered all of my question, addressed all of my concerns, and cured my chronic pain! I am so grateful to be his patient. He is the most caring doctor that I have come across.
in Camarillo, CA |
Dr. Alberstone is one of the most caring Dr's I have ever been to. He puts his patients FIRST! His staff is awesome, as well!!
in Oxnard, CA |
Un compassionate. He let a epidural abscess compress my spinal cord for a week after it was discovered claiming antibiotics would take care of it. It's nearly impossible to regain mobility. After my pain got worse then he decided to extract but the damage had been done. I saw him a month after I was released from the hospital and showed him I had recovered some and he stood dumbfounded. He Never rescheduled me a follow up. His lack of knowledge has affected my quality of life. Extraction asap
Beverly Hills, CA |
VERY ARROGANT. Spent the entire time telling me how he gets paid to defend other doctors and hospitals malpractice claims.
in Santa Paula, Ca |
Dr. Alberstone saved my life. He never gave up on me. He always came to check up on me while I was in the hospital. He genuinely cares for his patients.
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Dr. Alberstone's 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."

Dr. Alberstone says...

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Dr. Alberstone's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Harbor-Ucla Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

    Stanford University Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    University Of New Mexico / Main Campus

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Nm

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Riverside

    Graduated in 1984

  • Other Education

    Completed in 1988

    University Of Southern California

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery