Dr. Paul Montalbano, MD

Dr. Paul Montalbano, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Paul Montalbano, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 400

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

(208) 327-5600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • PacificSource
  • SelectHealth
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Montalbano'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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19  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Montalbano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Montalbano's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Montalbano to family and friends
155 total reviews (71 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (155)

  • 5
    (99)
  • 4
    (9)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (40)

Dr. Montalbano's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (71)

I had an extremely difficult back surgery. Dr Montaubano was my surgeon and did a fantastic job of performing this complex case. My pain is gone and I had no complications from the surgery. Dr Montaubano was excellent at explaining exactly what my surgery would entail and what to expect post...more
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Excellent surgeon with excellent results.
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Shady insurance doctor who lies and bills the insurance for time he doesn't spend with you. You do not want him working with you unless you're going to spend tons of money on surgery. He is NOT on your side. He is not honest. Typical insursnce doctor. Staff was rude and always keeps me waiting....more
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Dr Montalbano fused c4-c5 releasing a pinched nerve that had left my left arm unusable. Never having any type of spinal surgery before, his manner and confidence left me at total ease with the surgery. All follow up visits were very pleasant and informative. I felt he took a real interest in me as...more
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Montalbano confronted me after my wife’s lower back surgery he’d encountered severe shredded tissue. only answer was to see a nutritionist. Her GP found nothing wrong with her. Turns out what he encountered was scar tissue!
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