Dr. Lance Altenau, MD

Dr. Lance Altenau, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lance Altenau, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 73 years old.

6645 Alvarado Rd Ste 4000

San Diego, CA 92120

Contact Information

(619) 810-1010

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 83% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
normal
more than 77% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Altenau "As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be."
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

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 Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbus Children's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altenau has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altenau's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altenau to family and friends
3.7
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Altenau's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Santee, CA |
Dr Alteneu is a wonderful doctor. He is vibrant and personable. He offered multiple solutions for my situation and I left feeling confident and happy. There was a long wait but the best doctors are the most sought after.
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Altenau removed a T8-9 intradural-extramedullary schwannoma that was beginning to cause problems and would have become much more serious in the near future. Thank you Dr. Altenau, Dani, and SHARP! I would highly recommend Dr. Altenau and this team?..
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Altenau accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Health Fund PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Traditional Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
    Healthy Families EPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Premier HMO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice HMO
    Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Altenau has admitting privileges

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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