Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

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Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Southern California Spine Inst 415 Rolling Oaks Dr Ste 210, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 Get Directions

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Dr lan Armstrong is the founder and director of Southern California Spine Institute established in 1996. Dr Armstrong offers premier...   Read More

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      3.8 based on 23 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Armstrong's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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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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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Myelopathy
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Disorders
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Thrombosis
      • Torticollis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
      • Cervical Spine Surgery
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spinal Tumor Surgery

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Baylor Coll Of Med

        Graduated in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Baylor College Of Med

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      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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      Dr. Armstrong's Office & Staff

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      16 – 30 minutes

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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.