Dr. Richard Ostrup, MD

Dr. Richard Ostrup, MD

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Dr. Richard Ostrup, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery, critical care neurosurgery, and more.Read his story

3750 Convoy St Ste 301

San Diego, CA 92111

Contact Information

(619) 297-4481

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Ostrup's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ostrup "Dr. Richard Ostrup has more than 25 years of neurosurgical experience treating disorders and tumors of the spine and brain. A partner with Neurosurgical Medical Group in San Diego and La Jolla, California, Ostrup believes his primary job is to educate patients about all the alternatives, and not to specifically recommend surgery. "My primary job is to provide patients with knowledge about their health problems. Surgery is an alternative for some, but not for everyone." "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ostrup ""My primary job is to educate patients; not recommend surgery.""

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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13  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 At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ucsd Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ostrup has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ostrup's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ostrup

4.6

Based on 58 reviews

5 Stars
87.93103448275862%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
1.7241379310344827%
(1)
1 Star
6.896551724137931%
(4)

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Dr. Ostrup was referred to me by my medical peers. He performed a laminectomy on L2-L5 due to severe canal stenosis causing compression of the spinal cord. The weakness and pain dramatically improved after surgery. His practice manager, Erica Ebert, was professional, friendly, patient and very...Read More
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Rick L. in San Diego, CA – Aug 31, 2018
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Dr. Ostrup and his office manager, Erica, are wonderful! Dr. Ostrup performed a two level ACDF surgery on my neck in early April, 2018. Before I decided to have the surgery, Dr. Ostrup clearly showed me on my MRI what was causing my horrible neck pain. He carefully explained the surgical...Read More
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Lucy S. – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. Ostrup is not only the best surgeon but he is a wonderful person! I can't tell you how thankful I am for how he helped me. I endured over 5 months of chronic sciatic pain that was excruciating! Dr. Ostrup had come highly recommended to me by a friend who spoke highly of him and had the same...Read More
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Kerri Tiberia in San Diego CA – Feb 28, 2018
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Truly, Dr Ostrup, there are no words of gratitude that I can say for what you did for me. You gave me the gift of walking again, after being bed-ridden since the end of August. It was a long journey and Dr. Ostrup you never gave up on me and gave me my wish for Christmas of walking again. ...Read More
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Madeline Barrera in San Diego, California – Jan 30, 2018
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October 2017 Dr. Ostrup was highly recommended to me by three physicians I work with. I am so grateful for Dr Ostrup's expertise and his calm and compassionate demeanor. Recovering from back surgery can have its ups and downs. Dr Ostrup has always been 100% encouraging and accommodating...Read More
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Sam Storey in San Diego, CA – Oct 05, 2017
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