Dr. Mark Anderson, MD

Dr. Mark Anderson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Anderson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 1005

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 753-0303

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
more than 75% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 57% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 54% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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.


  • University Of Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Stanford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University London Institute Neur
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Anderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anderson to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Anderson Says:

Thank-you for your constructive feedback.  This assists in continuous improvement in

my patients experience.  I accept high risk patients and invite them to allow me to address

directly any concern. 

Dr. Anderson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in West Covina CA |
Dr. Anderson had to remove my previous plate, re-fuse one disc , then remove and fuse two other discs, then put a new plate covering the area of four discs. He told me it was 3x the surgery I had before so of course I was nervous. The surgery was over before I knew it and by the next day I was speaking fine and barely had a sore throat. Dr. Anderson did an amazing job! I am back to work and not once did I have to take any opiate pain meds. He is the best surgeon you could possibly want.
in Fullerton, CA |
Make no mistake, this is a favorable review. Beginning with my first visit Dr. Anderson was direct and to the point. He stuck to the facts at every turn and clearly spelled out the risks and benefits of the risky surgery at hand. At any rate, his style was probably the reason I went forward with the surgery. It was a success and probably saved me from years of misery. I believe he has a way of getting everyone involved (MRI, hospital staff, etc.) to treat his patients VERY SPECIAL.
in Rowland heights ca |
After 6 years of having a lumbar laminectomy with a bone spur performed by Dr Anderson I consider myself lucky to have been referred to him. After 10 years prior to the surgery having constant pain he gave me my life back. So after all this time I say Thank you Dr Anderson.
in Garden Grove, CA |
When my primary Doctor referred me to Dr. Anderson on my diagnosis of a Herniated disc on my L5/S1 Lumbar I didn't know what to expect. I did a little research on Dr. Anderson and he had good report. The moment I walked in his office I felt safe and peace. He did a laminectomy and Discoptomy on my L5/S1. After the surgery I had no more pain. Ive been walking with no pain. However every person is Different. Dr. Anderson did an amazing job! I have nothing but love for the man. Thank you Dr!!!
in San Clemente, CA |
I was diagnosed with severe central stenosis, multiple levels of foraminal & lateral recess stenosis, multilevel degenerative disc disease with protrusions and multiple disc protrusions. I interviewed with three surgeons and knew without a doubt the Dr. Anderson was the one I wanted to perform my surgery. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Anderson and his staff. Dr. Anderson is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
in Anaheim, Ca |
Dr. Anderson has been my neurosurgeon on 3 different occasions, 2 of which involved my spinal cord and had he not been so good at his profession, I would be paralyzed, in a wheelchair right now. He is very kind, straight forward, and expects you to listen to his direction if you want to get better. I trust this man with my life and can't say enough about him!! Also, his office staff, Kate & Karen, are the best!! Very friendly, handles the 'paperwork' very promptly ,i.e. forms, referrals, etc
in Brea, CA |
Doctor Anderson left my back in a little better shape but I had to have another back surgery less than a year later because the job was not done very well. I am now much better thanks to another doctor. Also I was treated disrespectfully because I had Obama Care insurance (which is crap). Regardless, if a doctor is going to treat you, he should be respectful. His receptionist was even worse. Just would not recommend him for both of these reasons.
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  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
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    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    SmartCare HMO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Anderson has admitting privileges

Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center
1111 W La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Orange County Global Medical Center
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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