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Dr. Roger Shortz, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 77

Dr. Shortz

Dr. Roger Shortz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Pablo, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.


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(510) 243-2130

Dr. Shortz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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. Shortz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortz treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortz treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 61% 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
Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortz treats Spine Disorders more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Shortz treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Shortz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Roger Shortz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Pablo, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1974
Miami Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1969
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1968
University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1964
Florida State University
Undergraduate School
United States
Undergraduate School
1974
1969
1968
1964

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shortz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shortz

3.6

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Roger Shortz, MD
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Dr Shortz was my surgeon a few years ago and I am in the exact same pain so I'm sure the degenerative disc disease has made it's way to another disc or More!¡! I am hopin and praying I can get him to be my surgeon Again because HE WAS AMAZING
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