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 21 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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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 89% of peers
Brain Cancer
high
more than 86% of peers
Brain Disorders
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yu "Dr. Yu provides compassionate and comprehensive care to patients facing devastating brain tumors and other neurological disorders."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

  • 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 Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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13  Procedures

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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Mass General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

3.9

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
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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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