Dr. Imad Abumeri, MD

Dr. Imad Abumeri, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

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Dr. Imad Abumeri, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

Kern Neuroscience Institute

2323 16th St Ste 407

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 71% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 68% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abumeri "Dr. Imad Abumeri is a diplomate of the American Board Of Neurological Surgery specializing in treatment of disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. He earned his medical degree with highest honors from the University Mohammed V in Morocco in 1987. His neurosurgical training began at Faculte De Medicne Paris Descartes, France, one of the most prestigious European universities for medical sciences, where he earned a Neurosurgery Diploma in 1993. He then moved to the United States and completed a two year neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Toledo in 1998. In order to become certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, he underwent a neurosurgical residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2003. Dr. Abumeri had the unique opportunity to be mentored during his training by Dr. Roberto Heros, a recognized authority in the field of cerebro-vascular and skull base surgery. He also trained with Dr. Barth Green, a leader in spine surgery and founder of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr. Abumeri has vast experience ranging from brain tumors, brain aneurysm/arteriovenous malformation, facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, to complex spine surgeries, degenerative, or traumatic, and brings over 20 years of experience to this practice. Through Dr Abumeri's extensive experience and training, he strives to provide state of the art care for all neurological diseases. Dr. Abumeri is committed to finding the best treatment approach for each patient, maximizing the benefits of surgery while minimizing the risks. Dr. Abumeri is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons."


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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Concussion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • McP/Hahnemann University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Mohammed V Faculty De Med Et De Pharm Rabat Morocco
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Toledo Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abumeri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abumeri's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abumeri to family and friends
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Dr. Abumeri's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Bakersfield, CA |
My mother had severe back pain so we went to see Dr. Abumeri. He ordered a MRI of her back and found that she has a tumor in her spine attached to the nerve. Dr. Abumeri explained to us in very simple term all the details and risks and benefits of the surgery. He removed the tumor and fused part of...more
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My daughter had a brain tumor in a deep seated area of the brain. One surgeon said that it is not operable. We went to see Dr. Abumeri and he did operate and removed all of the tumor. He saved my daughter's life. God bless his hands.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Abumeri accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Abumeri has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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