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Dr. Mark Stern, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Stern

Dr. Mark Stern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(760) 489-9490

Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage With Amyloidosis, Hereditary, Dutch Type
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Myelopathy more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mark Stern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.0

Based on 32 reviews

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1 Star
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very helpful, cheerful, caring and respectful. Healed so much of my pain, and i couldn't be more thankful for meeting him. YES!, the wait is long, but trust me, he IS WORTH IT!
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Dr. Stern performed ILIF surgery on my back May 2018. It was one level for stenosis and after 6 weeks I have no more of the previous lumbar pain on my right side and down my right leg. The problems with my leg - numbness, could not stand more than 5-10 minutes, could not walk more than 10 minutes without pain, many other restrictions using the leg - are all gone. My wife says I look, move and stand noticeably better/straighter. Walking is the most positive change as I can walk pain free.
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Thanks to Dr. Stern, and the nevro implant, Im not in extreme pain.. First time in 5+years I haven't been in MAJOR pain. Highly reccomend Dr. Stern and nevro.
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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 said my wife had extensive arthritis in her spine. The operating surgeon said her spine was healthy. It was a life changing event finding another doctor.
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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 order to preserve my health.
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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 better!He is really my Hero!!!
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