Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD

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Neurosurgical Medical Clinic 8010 Frost St Ste 414 San Diego, CA 92123 Get Directions
Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD

Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Ott is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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Dr. Ott's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Carlsbad, CA |
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 else is a waste of my money. There's a lot more that I need to say but I am limited in characters. Don't see this doctor, you will regret it.
in Vista, CA |
He's a butcher, zero personality, does not care if you live or die. I had one of his small non- invasive surgeries for stenosis, only he told me "you'll walk out of the hospital same night" Got to the hospital and he asked me if I had the MRI which he already had we shared 18 seconds looking at it. So after a non-invasive 7" cut requiring 23 staples to close, here I sit, going back to real surgeon to correct his work. PLEASE if you have back issues don't go to this meat cleaver.AMA INVESTIGATE
in San Diego, CA |
He is so pompous that he doesn't even introduce himself when he enters a patient's room. He doesn't care for his patients, He cares about the number of billable procedures. It now appears that my previous procedure has failed. I will not return to Dr. Ott for care.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1970

  • Internship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1971

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston

    Completed in 1976

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis