Dr. Cary D. Alberstone, MD

Dr. Cary D. Alberstone, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 54 years old

My goal is to provide the highest level of compassionate and conservative care of spine...Read more

Cary D. Alberstone, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Alberstone
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (16)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (15)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Alberstone's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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

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

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.

Education

  • 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
    Harvard

    Completed in 1988

    University of Southern California

    Completed in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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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
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Dr. Alberstone's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Alberstone

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Spends appropriate amount of time with 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."

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