Dr. Frank Acosta Jr, MD

Dr. Frank Acosta Jr, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Frank Acosta Jr, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2001 and specializes in neurological spine surgery.

1450 San Pablo St # 5400

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Acosta Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Acosta Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Acosta Jr does not have any board certifications listed.

44  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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

  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Ucsf
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Northwestern Mem
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Acosta Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Acosta Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Acosta Jr's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Acosta Jr to family and friends
32 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Acosta Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Poor bedside manner. In ability to explain patient condition and prognosis. Difficult to reach. Simply, find another surgeon for yourself or loved one.
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Doctor Acosta is a fine neuro surgeon specializing in spine deformities! I recently had a Scoliosis Surgery from T-2 to T-10 a complete restoration and looking forward to being pain free! I am a 75 year old woman! Not only is Doctor Acosta a Great Neuro Surgeon he has an excellent bedside manner!...more
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Dr. Acosta did my cervical neck surgery March 2014. I do not have any issues with the care I received. The surgery was successful. I really liked the Anesthesiologist and his team. I will say I do not recall seeing him during my hospitalization. I have total faith in his competency and skill....more
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If I had previous knowledge of Dr. Frank Acosta’s lack of abilities to preform modern surgical techniques I would have NEVER had used him to perform my lower lumbar surgery. Regardless of any claims regarding his education and medical background I found him and his team to be completely...more
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