Dr. David Westra, MD

Dr. David Westra, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o
(25)

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Dr. David Westra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

VENTURA NEUROSURGERY

168 N Brent St Ste 408

Ventura, CA 93003
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mutual of Omaha

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. Westra's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westra treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Westra treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westra treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 95% of his peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westra treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Westra treats this condition more than 94% 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

Dr. Westra's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Deep Brain Stimulation
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
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Paracentesis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Offers high-quality, individualized care with compassion. Believes communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health goals.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 2010
    Swedish Neuroscience Institute
    Fellowship Hospital
    2010
  • 2009
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2009
  • 2005
    Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    2005
  • 2004
    U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School
    2004
  • 2000
    University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School
    2000

Awards

Dr. Westra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Westra

4.8

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
96%
(24)
4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Westra's Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. David Westra, MD
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I am a recently retired nurse of 35 years and, during my entire nursing profession, I had heard MANY failed back surgery stories; from patients, family and friends. Dr Westra has done surgery on my neck AND my lover back. The moment I met him, I knew he was the right one. After both surgeries, I...Read More
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Doctor Westra performed back surgery on me just 3 weeks ago and I am completely pain free after 27 years. I highly recommend him, he is truly an exceptional surgeon. Prior to the surgery he was very honest, explained everything and answered all my concerns.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Employer Group HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
WholeCare Network HMO
Humana
Tricare
Kaiser Permanente
Mutual of Omaha
State Farm
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

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