Dr. Mark Stern, MD

Dr. Mark Stern, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Mark Stern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

705 E Ohio Ave

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information

(760) 489-9490

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 72% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 68% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 63% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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18  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.


  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Usc University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Institute Of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stern to family and friends
27 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Stern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My wife had extensive upper body pain. Headache, neck, shoulders and arms that would not life above the shoulders. Dr. Stern said it was not worth an operation. Another Dr. operated and all previously listed pains were gone also including back pain, foot cramp, and palsy finger. Dr. Stern also...more
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Courteous,comprehensive,incredibly knowledgeable of all the latest technology and willing to carefully listen to all my complaints and symptoms. He gave me a plan and suggested artificial disc replacement for my problem .I wasn't aware of this option.really glad I came to him.
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Dr. Stern is thorough, brilliant, cares about his patients, and has a wicked sense of humor (laughter is the best medicine). Without his thoroughness, I could have had a surgery that would have left me paralyzed. Instead, he ensured I take care of all my spine issues, one at a time, and in the...more
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Dr Stern is selling the cheapest 20 year old technology money can buy
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Dr. Stern is not only an excellent surgeon he is also a caring human being! When I came to him I was in such extreme pain that I didn't know if I could go on. He explained to me what was happening to my back& what to expect after surgery . When I woke up after the procedure I was 99 percent...more
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