Dr. Rick Friedman, MD


Neurotology | Male

Keck Medical Center of USC 1520 San Pablo St Ste 4600 Los Angeles, CA 90033 Get Directions
Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Dr. Rick Friedman, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Keck Medical Center of USC1520 San Pablo St Ste 4600
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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(323) 442-5790Get Directions

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Patient Comments (4)
in Abington, MA |
I am from the Boston area and met with three specialists after being diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma. I was not comfortable with two of them. I liked the third doctor, but he had done <100 of these surgeries and I heard you should find someone with lots of experience with these tumors, which are in a class of their own. Luckily, I was put in touch with Dr. Friedman. He is the best doctor I have ever had. Surgical times are shorter, and he really cares about his patients. He is the best!
in Burbank, CA |
He came off very assured of himself and very rude. He toss me away saying because I had a bone marrow disease aplastic anemia he wasn't going to do any surgery on my Mastroid surgery and that I seem fine and get over it. Because of hisnot doing the surgery and I having to wait again for appointment and going to another doctor at ucla who would do my surgery by that time the infection spread in my Mastroid to where the whole bone had to be taking out Had dr. Friedman did it then it not be so bad
in Bossier City, LA |
Dr Friedman removed an Acoustic Neuroma from my husband in May of 2011. We came from Louisiana to California for the procedure. We have never regretted that decision one time. He is not only the best doctor in his field but his compassion and care goes above and beyond what I ever expected. The same can be said for his staff. Susan East
in Prosper, TX |
Dr. Friedman and his staff are top notch! Last year I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma Brain Tumor. I was terrified and didn't know much and he eased my fear. I flew all the way from Dallas to get care from an expert and I am glad I did. To this day Dr. Friedman still participates in my after surgery care and works with my local doctors. He cares about his patients and is there for you when you need him, even on weekends. He is simply the best doctor I've ever had.
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      Dr. Friedman's Care Philosophy

      Caring for patients means including them in decision making and providing them with the best possible outcome and realistic expectations. It involves being easily accesible and supportive during the entire process.

      Dr. Friedman says...

      I am one of the most experienced surgeons in the field with the largest acoustic neuroma practice in the western US.

      Dr. Friedman says...

      Have cared for thousands of patients with disorders of the ear and temporal bone including caring for several thousand patients with acoustic neuroma.

      Dr. Friedman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Neurotology
      •  Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Neurotology
      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Positional Vertigo
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Cancer
      • Cholesteatoma
      • Chronic Ear Infections
      • Dizziness
      • Ear Disorders
      • Ear Infection
      • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
      • Hearing Loss
      • Meniere's Disease
      • Meningiomas
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Otitis Media
      • Otosclerosis
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Tinnitus


      • Medical School
        Univ Of Ca

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        U Ca San Diego Med Ctr

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        U Ca San Diego Med Ctr

        Completed in 1994

      • Fellowship Hospital
        House Ear Clin

        Completed in 1995

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of California At Los Angeles

        Graduated in 1984

      • Other Education
        University Of California At San Diego

        Completed in 1994

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish

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      • Neurotology

      Procedures Performed

      • Cochlear Implant Insertion
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Ear Reconstruction
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • Eardrum Repair
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Inner Ear Repair
      • Mastoidectomy
      • Myringotomy
      • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
      • Skull Base Surgery
      • Stapedectomy
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery