Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Ian Armstrong, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from BAYLOR COLL OF MED in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.

558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 200

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Armstrong's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
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

Spondylosis
normal
normal

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)
normal
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

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 Disorders
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
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 summariz...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1992
    University of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital
    1992
  • 1991
    Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1986
    Veterans Administration Hosp
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    U TX-Houston The Methodist Hosp
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    Texas Childrens Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    St Luke's Hosp-Baylor
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    Ben Taub General Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    BAYLOR COLL OF MED
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1985
    BAYLOR COLL OF MED
    Medical School
    1985
  • 1981
    University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School
    1981

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Dr. Armstrong's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Armstrong

4.2

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
74.28571428571429%
(26)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
(2)
3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(5)

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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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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthSmart
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
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PacifiCare HMO
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Worker's Compensation
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