Dr. Mark Liker, MD

Dr. Mark Liker, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

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Dr. Mark Liker, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Valencia, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

California Neurosurgical Institute

25751 McBean Pkwy Ste 305

Valencia, CA 91355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Liker'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Liker "Provides state of the art medical care for our patients in a friendly, compassionate and professional setting."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  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
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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27  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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Southern California Lac and Usc-Neurological Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • US News and World Report, Top 1%, 2011-2012
Media & Publications
  • US News and World Report, 2011-2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Liker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Liker to family and friends
56 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Liker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Liker has been my spinal neurosurgeon since 2013, with two fusions and a hemilaminectomy during that time. He is an amazing surgeon and I wish I could leave a 5-star review, but cannot. He has a bad habit of condescending to his patients and even telling untruths if it serves his purposes. A...more
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My name is Tina Fey. My husband Tim saw Dr. Liker, on Dec 11. Dr Liker and his staff are great people. They care about other people and helping them. In all my years seeing my husband going to other Drs. No other Dr have compassion. Dr Liker does. Thank you Dr Liker and your staff for restoring our...more
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I went for a consult with Dr. Liker, we decided to start the process to get a neck surgery. Days after i saw him, i started having more pain and i called his office and after 48 hours later, no one called me back. I called back several days later asking what happened and the attitude that I...more
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I can be a hard critic of health care places and the people employed by them. Combine that attitude with an innate crankiness when I’m not feeling at all well and having to wait a while to see Dr. Liker, the result can be much less than pleasant. I was very pleased with my neck and back surgery. ...more
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After many bad experiences with other drs i was referred to dr liker. I was at my witts end. Dr liker was friendly,opn minded and found the problem where others ignored it. 11 years later I am not pain free but the surgery saved my life as far as I'm concerned. Thanks Dr liker
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