Dr. Richard Ostrup, MD

Dr. Richard Ostrup, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 65
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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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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. Ostrup's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ostrup treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ostrup treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ostrup treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Ostrup treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ostrup treats Spinal Stenosis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Ostrup treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Ostrup's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Conservative and Complex Management of Spinal Column Disorders
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury

About Me

Care Philosophy

"My primary job is to educate patients; not recommend surgery."

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1993
    University Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital
    1993
  • 1986
    Ucsd Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1986
  • 1980
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital
    1980
  • 1979
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Internship Hospital
    1979
  • 1979
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1979
  • 1975
    University of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School
    1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ostrup's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ostrup

4.6

Based on 59 reviews

5 Stars
88.13559322033899%
(52)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.389830508474576%
(2)
2 Stars
1.694915254237288%
(1)
1 Star
6.779661016949152%
(4)

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  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Ostrup met me at the door with a relaxed, upbeat friendly style. He put me at ease from the get go. His confidence and professionalism gave me the support I needed to go through spinal surgery. I inquired with other doctors and nurses about Dr. Ostrup and always received a glowing report. I...Read More
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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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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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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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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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Pathway X Direct Access PPO
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Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Community Care Network HMO
Employer Group HMO
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Sharp Health Plan
Blue Choice
Gold Value
Health Premier
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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