Dr. John Yu, MD

Dr. John Yu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. John Yu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

8631 W 3rd St Ste 800E

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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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. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Yu performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu performs Brain Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Yu performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Meningiomas more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Yu provides compassionate and comprehensive care to patients facing devastating brain tumors and other neurological disorders.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Mass General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Beth Israel Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1997
1991
1990

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Southern California Super Doctors, 2007-Prese
  • America's Top Doctors, 2005 to pr
  • America's Top Cancer Speicalists, 2005-Prese

Media & Publications

  • Over 70 published works,
  • Featured in news ABC 7 Vaccine may give brain cancer patients time, Feb 14th 2011. Featured in news CBS Vaccine for brain tumor June 7th 2011,

Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

3.9

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(8)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
25%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. John Yu, MD
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BAD: I had a seizure at work in 2007. It was diagnosed as Stage 4 Glioblastoma. Even after surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy it returns very quickly. The average life span: 14 months! GOOD: My surgeon at Cedars-Sinai is Dr John S. Yu. He offered me a role in IMUC. The study combines your...Read More
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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