Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD

Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 50

Neurosurgery

Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Jose, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Samaritan Hospital and El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus. His office accepts new patients.

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Fahd R Khan

Noller David W MD Office2550 Samaritan Dr Ste D San Jose, CA 95124
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Rustamzadeh is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Rustamzadeh's Reviews

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Having spend my entire career in medical imaging, I had seen numerous examples of poor outcomes from spine surgery. Therefore I was reluctant to explore the surgical option for my lumbar spine injury. Being nearly paralyzed and in constant severe pain finally left me with no alternative. Luckily, I found Dr. Rustamzadeh. He was direct and to the point in his assessment of my condition and recommended a multilevel fusion. He told me he would do his best to make repairs that would restore my mobility and relieve my pain. He explained in detail the complex 5 1/2 hour surgery required to repair and stabilize my spine. My expectations for being pain free and able to be active like before my injury were very low, but the prospect of any mobility improvement and pain relief convinced me to go ahead with surgery. It is now 9 months post surgery, I’m pain free, back to life as before, and have Dr Rustamzadeh’s exceptional skills to thank for it. No one could have done better! He’s the best!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Not so eager! – Dec 03, 2021
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It was the luckiest day of my life when I went to Good Sam ER and he was the neurosurgeon that day. I immediately liked him and felt confident with his expertise. Everyone spoke highly of him. He operated on me a few days later. I had a bad cervical neck and it wasn't a simple operation....I had major work done. His team in the operating room was excellent as well. Everything was explained what would be happening during the operation. It has been 3 months since the operation and I had X-rays of my neck taken today. I was astounded at all the work he did on my neck. I feel so lucky to have gotten him for my doctor. I love this doctor. He is the best!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gene W. – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. R treated my father and performed surgery on his back after a fall. Amazing result and recovery without complication. Very nice mannered doctor and office staff are very supportive. Highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 07, 2020
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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 needed. I would highly recommend him to others. He's very caring of his patients and they're family. Thank you, Gretchen Ferguson (Tonya's mom)
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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 Surgery was approx 8 hours. The recovery wasn't too bad. Off all pain meds in a week and today I am completely pain free! Can't say enough good things about Dr R. He is one awesome surgeon-a miracle worker
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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8 people found this helpful
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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 contact Dr. R's office on a number of occasions, for various reasons & Nicole was always quick to reply after speaking to Dr. Rustamzadeh, on my dad's behalf! So grateful to Dr. R & to his amazing staff!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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 his assistant Nicole was wonderful - informed, professional, and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Susan Magee in Alamo, CA – Nov 10, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Rustamzadeh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Scoliosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats Scoliosis more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats this condition more than 81% 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
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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Rustamzadeh treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Rustamzadeh's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • 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 Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • 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

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Dr. Rustamzadeh accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross
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Benesys
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Premier Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our patients.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

Cedars Sinai Medical Center | University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Residency Hospital
University Of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital
2002
Cedar Sinai Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Tufts University
Medical School
1994
University Of California, Davis
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rustamzadeh frequently treats Scoliosis, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rustamzadeh treats.

Where is Dr. Edward Rustamzadeh, MD's office located?

Dr. Rustamzadeh's office is located at 2550 Samaritan Dr Ste D, San Jose, CA 95124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rustamzadeh is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus

Los Gatos, CA

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

Mountain View, CA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)