Dr. Phillip Kissel, MD

Dr. Phillip Kissel, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Phillip Kissel, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

699 California Blvd # A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact Information

(805) 544-4455

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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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. Kissel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kissel treats Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kissel treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kissel treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kissel treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kissel performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kissel performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Kissel's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
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
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
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
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
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
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1989
    University Of Californiadavis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1989
  • 1984
    Los Angeles County HarborUCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1984
  • 1983
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School
    1983
  • 1976
    University Of California San Diego
    Undergraduate School
    1976

Awards

Dr. Kissel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kissel

4.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
(16)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10.526315789473685%
(2)

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Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Kissel's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Everything was perfect. He was thorough in his explanation of what was happening and what would happen during and after the surgery. He answered all questions. He handled scheduling the follow up, visits during my hospital recovery, etc. I was never left in wonderment.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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