Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD

Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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57 y/o
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Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

South Bay Brain And Spine

2577 Samaritan Dr Ste 710

San Jose, CA 95124
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Blumenfeld performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
high
more than 86% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Blumenfeld's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blumenfeld "Get acquainted with Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld, Chair of Department of Neurosciences.An experienced and talented neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenneth Blumenfeld became interested in treating cancer patients because of the unique challenges involved with tumors of the central nervous system. He's happy to say there is a growing ability to successfully treat these kinds of tumors.His professional activities extend to clinical research and organized medicine. Some highlights include principle investigator for the multicenter national head injury trial ProTECT, member of the Santa Clara County Trauma Audit Committee, treasurer of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, vice chair of the CMA Council on Legislation, and liaison to the national Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care. He also holds a clinical faculty appointment at UCSF.Born, raised and educated in the east, Dr. Blumenfeld received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. A California resident since 1992, he resides locally with his wife and children. He enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, hiking, wine tasting and playing guitar."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blumenfeld "Over the years, Dr. Blumenfeld has developed sub specialty interests that encompass neuro-oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery, degenerative spine, neurovascular and pituitary disease and sports and general neurological trauma. At Good Samaritan Hospital, he believes in the community-based, patient-centered and compassionate approach to multidisciplinary care."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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26  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

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blumenfeld has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blumenfeld's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blumenfeld

4.5

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Very impressive first meeting with him. He had examined my recent MRI and agreed with my desire to stop wearing a spinal brace which I had been using for 15 months because of prostate cancer spread to my spinal cord (pain free). A one week period to wean me away from the spinal brace seemed...Read More
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