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Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Armstrong's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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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


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Armstrong treats Spondylosis more than 82% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)

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

Dr. Armstrong's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • 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 Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compressed Spinal Cord
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Treatment
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Decompression
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I, With Congenital Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports-Related Concussion
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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 ...


  • Neurosurgery
  • General Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications


University of Florida
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Internship Hospital
Ben Taub General Hospital
Internship Hospital
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
St Luke's Hosp-Baylor
Internship Hospital
Texas Childrens Hospital
Internship Hospital
U TX-Houston The Methodist Hosp
Internship Hospital
Veterans Administration Hosp
Internship Hospital
Medical School
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School


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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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