Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD

Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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46 y/o

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Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Dr Edward Rustamzadeh, MD

800 Pollard Rd Bldg A

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 74% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 64% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
more than 61% of peers

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Dr. Rustamzadeh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rustamzadeh "Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh is an accomplished, board-certified neurosurgeon who performs highly technical surgeries related to the brain and nervous system. While working on his Ph.D. as a resident of the University of Minnesota Medical School, he focused his research on targeted radiation therapy for malignant brain tumors in both children and adults. The specialty of neurosurgery has made tremendous gains in the fight against brain tumors. Dr. Rustamzadeh utilizes the latest advances in the field of neurosurgery to care for patients with brain and spinal tumors. The same technological prowess that is offered at traditional university medical centers is being offered by Dr. Rustamzadeh at Good Samaritan Hospital. Before moving to Minnesota, he received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and later received a fellowship from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He has also authored numerous chapters on neurosurgery that appear in medical textbooks. For fun and relaxation, Dr. Rustamzadeh enjoys traveling and playing tennis."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rustamzadeh "The Premier Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our patients."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

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

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.


  • University Of California, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Cedar Sinai Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rustamzadeh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD
Dr. Rustamzadeh performed surgery on my daughter Tonya this passed Monday. He spoke to me before the surgery and after the surgery. He was very willing to answer any questions that I had as well as her daughter. What ever she needed after the surgery he made sure of her receiving the care that she...Read More
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Gretchen Ferguson in San Jose, Ca – Apr 20, 2017
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The X-rays showed serious degeneration of my neck which was in the process of auto fusing. Very, very painful. Looking at the X-rays my primary doc said there are very few surgeons that would even touch that, but one would ... Dr Rustamzadeh. He did a total reconstruction of my neck C-2 > C-7...Read More
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Allen in Los Gatos, CA – Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. R is an excellent skilled neurosurgeon with an awesome office staff/support team…esp., Nicole (RN). Nicole is kind, caring, efficient, listens to your questions/concerns, & is always eager to help! She makes you feel so comfortable & at ease…It's like having a friend there!! I've had to...Read More
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San Jose, CA – Dec 03, 2016
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An amazing experience, to say the least. I suffered from Piriformis Syndrome, which I was a told was virtually untreatable. Researched and found a couple of references to Dr. Rustamzadeh. After a 1-1/2 procedure and short downtime, I am driving long distances again with no pain whatsoever. And...Read More
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Susan Magee in Alamo, CA – Nov 10, 2016
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