Dr. Ian I. Armstrong, MD

Dr. Ian I. Armstrong, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 58 years old

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Care Philosophy

Dr lan Armstrong is the founder and director of Southern California Spine Institute established in 1996. Dr Armstrong offers premier comprehensive spinal care and minimally invasive spinal surgery. This organization has offices throughout southern California. Dr Armstrong is a second generation physician. His practice philosophy can be summarized as cutting edge conservative, compassionate patient care. Where the latest surgical techniques are used as a last resort when conservative management has failed. He has twenty years of experience with spinal surgery and has been involved in teaching, research, lecturing as well as contributing to advances in the field of spinal surgery. He specializes in the latest minimally invasive spinal surgery, motion preservation artificial disks, major reconstructive spinal surgery, tumor spinal surgery, as well an emphasis in regenerative and restorative techniques for the spine.Read more

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I'm a 55 year old female, I have worked all my adult life. In Oct. 2015 I was placed on disability due to neck pain, I had never encountered this before, I had neck pain pretty much forever but it would come and go, however this neck pain was not going away, it was getting worse. I was referred to Dr. Armstrong by my Chiropractor and I am so happy I was. We had to go through many doors (insurance), but I finally had a 3-fusion and am on the road to recovery.
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Dr. Armstrong's Care Philosophy

Dr lan Armstrong is the founder and director of Southern California Spine Institute established in 1996. Dr Armstrong offers premier comprehensive spinal care and minimally invasive spinal surgery. This organization has offices throughout southern California. Dr Armstrong is a second generation physician. His practice philosophy can be summarized as cutting edge conservative, compassionate patient care. Where the latest surgical techniques are used as a last resort when conservative management has failed. He has twenty years of experience with spinal surgery and has been involved in teaching, research, lecturing as well as contributing to advances in the field of spinal surgery. He specializes in the latest minimally invasive spinal surgery, motion preservation artificial disks, major reconstructive spinal surgery, tumor spinal surgery, as well an emphasis in regenerative and restorative techniques for the spine.

Dr. Armstrong'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
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Compressed Spinal Cord
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I, With Congenital Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sports-Related Concussion
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor Coll Of Med

    Completed in 1986

    Ben Taub General Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Michael E. Debakey Va Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

    St Luke's Hosp-Baylor

    Completed in 1986

    Texas Childrens Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    U Tx-Houston The Methodist Hosp

    Completed in 1986

    Veterans Administration Hosp

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Florida

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Decompression
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure