Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 61

  
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Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA. He specializes in neurosurgery.


Locations

California Institute of Neuroscience

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(310) 557-0741
California Institute of Neuroscience3008 Sillect Ave Ste 120 Bakersfield, CA 93308
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California Institute of Neuroscience8501 Wilshire Blvd Ste 316 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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California Institute of Neuroscience2100 Lynn Rd Ste 120 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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4.3

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rmstrong literally gave me my life back! My back problems were something that I dealt with every day and I didn't have the courage to seek help. Then in the Fall of last year I hit rock bottom. After a phone consultation and then an in-person appointment he was able to diagnose where my pain was coming from and a surgical course of action to correct it. Now, ten months later, I feel like I am fully recovered. Thank you Dr. Armstrong!
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Louis K. in Gardena, CA – Oct 24, 2018
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I had radiating pain in my lower back that I lived with for almost 5 years. After being rear-ended in my car on the way home from work the pain was daily and my lifestyle changed. I talked with a friend that had consulted with Dr Armstrong and he had nothing but good things to say. When I met with Dr. Armstrong he explained what was causing my pain and scheduled a discogram and cat-scan and told me exactly what was causing the pain. It was a relief to finally know the extent of my injury. I d
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Allan S. in West Hollywood, CA – Oct 15, 2018
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Thank you, Dr. Armstrong, for basically saving my life. I had pain in my low back for a while that I has come to live with knowing it would not go away. After being hit by a car while riding my bike the pain I was experiencing in daily life was almost too much to handle. I didn't want to get out of bed. I couldn't even sit up. My lifestyle changed, and I began to dislike just waking up in the morning. I did some homework and decided to see Dr. Armstrong to get some semblance of relief. He e
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Charles in Burbank, CA – Sep 28, 2018
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I was in a car accident 2 years back and it has been a nightmare ever since. Dr. Armstrong and his team made coming in for a consult easy and explained each of the form and potential treatment options. They even worked with my insurance company to confirm the coverage was there which was a big relief. Dr. A is amazing and made me feel like I was his only patient.
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Jose in Manhattan Beach, CA – Sep 21, 2018
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I originally aggravated my lower back playing basketball in college. For years I made excuses, but after I re-aggravated it in bike accident I knew it was time to see a physician. Three months later, I met Dr. Ian Armstrong and he prepared an accelerated treatment plan to that included surgery and rehabilitation. It was an arduous recovery process but I am not pain-free and have flexibility that I haven't had in 20 years. Thank you Dr. Armstrong and his incredible staff.
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Todd S. in Sherman Oaks, CA – Sep 10, 2018
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The staff was really courteous and knowledgeable and they treated me like I was a regular long-time patient of theirs despite it being my first time in the office. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Armstrong. In addition to be a great doctor, he's a really kind and thoughtful person. He described the treatment plan and what he was going to do including the risks and expectant outcome. Couldn't be happier with my decision.
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Jack Miller in Huntington Park, CA – Aug 26, 2018
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My back pain kind of snuck up on me as I got older and before I knew it my life was completely effected by the debilitating pain and discomfort. I suffered in silence rationalizing to myself that it was my bed or sitting too much, but after two plus years of pain I decided to do something about what was clearly an injury. Dr. Armstrong was a tremendous find and I am fortunate to have seen him. 6 months after surgery I'm healthy and active again and it is because of him.
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Steven B. in Lakewood, CA – Aug 26, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Armstrong by a trusted friend. And that referral and the care I received from Dr. Armstrong and his staff, particularly Gia, Dr. Armstrong's Surgical Coordinator Nurse, was nothing short of amazing! My surgery was a complete success---I am free of all of my nerve pain ---and I have Dr. Armstrong to thank for helping me get my health back! I highly recommend Dr. Armstrong!
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Rick Kahdeman in Simi Valley, CA – May 15, 2018
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Dr. Armstrong and his assistant Gia have provided the best medical care. Gia advocated for me when I needed an urgent MRI and got is scheduled same day with results to Dr. Armstrong immediately after. Dr. Armstrong was able to give me a diagnosis quickly and provide a course of action quickly to alleviate the extreme pain I was in which turned out was a large herniated disc at L3/4 my own HMO Urgent Care didn't diagnose. I'm forever grateful for their excellent care.
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Mara in Oxnard, CA – Apr 27, 2018
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Dr. Armstrong preformed my spinal surgery on February 2, 2018. That was a happy day ! I felt immediate relief after my surgery. I am in my 8th wk of recovery of C5C6,C6C7 spinal surgery. My neck, arm pain and headaches on my left side are gone. Dr. Armstrong listened to me explain my pain. When I finished he then replied by explaining my MRI and what is causing the pain and his recommendation of surgery. I was 100% all in... I am grateful and thankful that we have this amazing Dr. in CA.
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Stacy Harrison in Bakersfield – Apr 04, 2018
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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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Vicki in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Armstrong's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armstrong treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armstrong treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Armstrong treats this condition more than 82% 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
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armstrong treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Armstrong treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Armstrong's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • 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 and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I, With Congenital Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis

About Me

Care Philosophy

 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 ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1986
Ben Taub General Hospital
Internship Hospital

Affiliated Hospitals

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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Los Robles Health System - Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average