Dr. Daniel Lu, MD

Dr. Daniel Lu, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Lu specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lu to family and friends
3.7
based on 22 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Lu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Lu and his team were amazing. They performed a discectomy to address a herniation in my L4 that was causing left leg pain and weakness that had me off my feet for 6 weeks. I could not walk without crutches. The procedure was minimally invasive which enabled a nearly pain free recovery. The moment I woke up my leg pain was gone in my left leg. The incision pain was gone in 48 hours. If any of this sounds familiar I highly recommend talking with Dr. Lu and his team!
in Los Angeles, CA |
This was my second back surgery with Dr. Lu. Without exception, Dr. Lu is one of the most professional and skilled doctors in the UCLA system. I highly recommend him and his staff for minor or critical back surgery.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Lu is an outstanding surgeon with a calm and competent manner. He takes the time to listen and advise, making me feel comfortable in his diagnosis and prognosis.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr Lu is simply great. From the first time I meet him I knew I was in good hands. The procedure went perfect and I am now back pain free. I highly recomend
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Lu's lumbar laminectomy on Nov 16 was a total and miraculous success. After 60 days I feel fully recovered. The pain is gone. I have full mobility back. I have my life back. This is an incredible gift at any age but especially at 74. I am most grateful to Dr Lu, his medical staff, his office staff and UCLA ORTHOPEDIC Hospital.
in MARINA DEL REY, CA |
HAD A WONDEFUL OPERATION THAT HAS MADE ME MUCH MUCH BETTER
in Kingman AZ |
My first surgery was a Bilateral Laminectomy in 2013 that was totally successful. This time I have an ALIF spinal fusion L4/5 in February 2016. All my symptoms disappeared after the surgery; no tingling, numbness, sciatica, etc. Dr Lu's staff is very professional and compassionate. Since I live out of state it was very easy to communicate by email with his staff, especially his personal assistant Naomi. All Dr's offices need a Naomi!!!! I would differently recommend Dr Lu!!!
in Glendora, CA |
Dr. Lu and his residents, fellows, and staff were very professional and knowledgeable. I was given the confidence that my tumor would be easily removed and was the reason for all my problems over the past 2+ years. I am so grateful for Dr. Lu. He is the reason I'm still able to walk.
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Dr. Lu'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
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

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    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities