Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD

Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
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Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3750 Convoy St Ste 301

San Diego, CA 92111

Contact Information

(619) 297-4481

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Brain Disorders
high
more than 82% of peers
Myelopathy
normal
more than 81% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
normal
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Ott's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  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

  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Boston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ott's Reviews

1.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ott to family and friends
31 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (26)

Dr. Ott's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    POOR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    POOR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Horrible experience with this doctor. Terrible bedside manners. Would NEVER refer a friend/family member to this guy. And my scar on my lower back looks awful. Do yourself a favor an find a different doctor!
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Dr. Ott performed a Bi-Lateral Laminectomy on me. Doctor didn't like patient asking questions, didn't get me physical therapy and nicked my C-4 which has severely made my life difficult. Dr. cut me lose at 5 weeks and cared less about ever seeing me or what his rgical expertise did to me.
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I would never recommend Dr. Ott. The visit was a waste of time, was of no help. The lady at the front was very rude along with Dr. Ott's assistant. I have found help somewhere else and I am finally making progress with someone who knows and cares about patients. Other doctors at this facility are...more
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He a self centered prompts doctors which would define several neurosurgeons ,. He believes epidural injection do not work and poisons. Epidural shot our not great for the body but can be very helpful. As well in my opion, the doctors he refers too our not that good. I question his judgment....more
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Making the appointment was very difficult. They are unorganized. The visit with the doctor was awful. He did not read my history and he continued to answer his cell phone during my visit, I was shocked. His advice was to take Norco or Vicodin and I will get addicted. He said Epidurals or anything...more
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