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

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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Top Care Areas

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

Myelopathy
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Kissel'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. Kissel "I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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17  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.

Education

  • University Of California San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Los Angeles County Harborucla Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Californiadavis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Ucsd Graduate Studies In The Neurosciences
    Other Education | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kissel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kissel's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kissel to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kissel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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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