Dr. Samer Ghostine, MD

Dr. Samer Ghostine, MD

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43 y/o
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Dr. Samer Ghostine, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Riverside, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

UCR Health

4510 Brockton Ave Ste 365

Riverside, CA 92501
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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. Ghostine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghostine treats Spine Disorders more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Ghostine treats this condition more than 76% 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
Chiari's Deformity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghostine treats Chiari's Deformity more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Ghostine treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghostine treats Spinal Stenosis more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Ghostine treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Ghostine's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

I believe the biggest blessing God bestows on us is good health. Good health allows us to appreciate and enjoy life, be kind and generous to others, and maximize our potential. Once health is compromised, much of one?s energy is diverted away and we ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Cedar Sinai Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Complex Spine Surgery-Cedars Sinai
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Georgetown University
Medical School
American University of Beirut / Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate School
Georgetown University
2009
2008
2007
2002

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ghostine's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ghostine

4.9

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  • Staff friendliness
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I’m 72 years old. I needed my C5-6 and C6-7 fused. After interviewing half dozen “Neuro surgeons “ I choose Dr Ghostine. He was the only surgeon that took the time to explain why I needed the surgery and what could happen if I decided not to. I am now 14 week post-op and have not felt his good in 20 years. I’m back swimming and surfing. Post-op was a walk in the park. GRATEFUL !!!!
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I had surgery on 1/24/19 and 1/25/19 on my back. Dr. Ghostine did an exceptional job. I highly recommend anyone to him for back surgery. Dr. Ghostine made me very comfortable and was very sincere. He provided excellent follow-up with making sure I was okay. He is one doctor that you can trust and believe in.
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I was referred to Dr Ghostine after slipping and falling aggravating an old back injury. With my first meeting I found Dr Ghostine to be very personable and instantly likeable. He reviewed my x rays and MRI and explained in terms I would understand my injury and what needed to be done to repair the damage. I am two weeks from having the required surgery and feeling great. He has been very supportive throughout the process and I would recommend him to anyone needing spinal repair.
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Dr Ghoestine is amazing. I had both neck and spine surgery this November 2018 and it was such a success that he gave me back my life. I no longer have the terrible complications and all the bad symptoms that I had before the surgery; They are all now gone. I trusted him with my life and he gave back my life. Him and his staff are amazing, nice and caring. Everyone has a excellent and amazing bedside manner.
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Dr. Ghostine I promised you I would write a review I wanted to make certain it would be memorable-It has been an absolute honor to be your patient.You are an outstanding extraordinary Neurosurgeon with a wealth of knowledge along with extensive expertise.Regardless of the pressure&challenges you remained optimistic.Never giving up on me making every effort to ensure I felt valued.You will never know how much I appreciate you for giving me a second chance& completely transforming my Life Shannen
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Dr. Ghostine performed what I am sure was a difficult surgery on my 25 year old son after he had a horrible motorcycle accident. My son had multiple fractures and his jaws were wired shut, but Dr. Ghostine calmly and professionally made the necessary adjustments to perform the surgery. We were very frightened of having it done but learned that without it my son could have been paralyzed! Dr. Ghostine gave him a second chance and he will be able to walk again soon thanks to this amazing doctor
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I am a 70 year old man with 4 prior history of surgeries. My fifth surgery was front and back surgery on November 8 & 9. When I woke up from anesthesia, all my pain & numbness was gone. I have a deep felt appreciation and a thankfulness for everything that Dr. Ghostine has done for me. He was by far the best doctor out of them all. He has a reputation for not only being an excellent surgeon, but he is extremely polite, honest and ethical. I appreciate the excellent care from him and his staff.
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I am a 22 woman that has been experiencing extreme back pain for a couple of months.Dr. Ghostine was very kind and straight to the point. He saw that I had a dropped foot on both of my feet which worried me a lot. But he told be that it was a side effect of the extreme pinched nerve I had. He proceeded to explain the the type of surgery I would be getting which was a laminectomy. Taking about the procedure made me feel a lot better. The surgery went well and my feet strength was back.
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My father became unresponsive and started having seizures. Dr. Ghostine took positive steps toward my father's recovery. Our family is indebted to the leadership, knowledge, and skilled professionalism of RCH and Dr. Ghostine.
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Best doc ever. Great crew and very professional. Thx 4 everything!
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I can't say enough about Dr. Ghostine and his team . The good Dr. performed a C-4 C-5 Discectomy and Fusion that also included the need to grind a bone spur that was ,along with the destroyed disc, squeezing my spinal cord on June 1st and it has changed my life drastically for the better. His office staff both in Riverside and in Apple Valley were efficient and courteous.I highly recommend him to anyone who has neck or back problems and is putting off surgery.
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My name is Jackie,I am 64 years old and have scoliosis. I spent the last 25 years looking for an orthopedic/neurosurgeon to fix my back. My curve was at an 87degree curve when I found Dr. Ghostine. My miracle worker!!! He agreed to do the surgery. It was only done once before at that hospital and only a handful of times in the US. He used robotics with surgery. It was done in February and I'm doing great. No complications! I would recommend Dr. Ghostine to anyone who needs a great ?? dr.
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My husband had front to back surgeries on his back in December. He is doing fantastic and has recovered rapidly for being 76 years old! Dr. Ghostine took care of his fracture and cleaned up nerve endings. He no longer has the pain in his back that he's lived with for years. We highly recommend Dr. Ghostine and his expert staff. It was wonderful we didn't have to go to Orange County or LA for this!
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I had a problem with my balance and numbness starting in my arms. Had to use a walker at 70 years old. had the spinal surgery done last October and now I can walk without the walker and feel much better. Now I need lower back surgery and he is a miracle worker so I trust him completely with what I need done. You are treated great from the moment you book the appointment till you see him. His staff is very friendly and always with a smile. His office is very clean especially the bathroom.
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I met Dr Ghostine in 2015 after having poor back surgery in 2013 which left me totally bent over my walker and unable to walk without the walker. Dr, Ghostine was very caring and described the surgery he could perform to make me walk straight again. He told me how painful it would be, that I would have to cut down on my current level of pain meds, my surgery was performed 9/14,15/2017. It was successful and I walk straight for the first time in so many years! Thank you Lord and Dr. Ghostine
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Dr. Ghosting changed my life, I suffered from back pain for over 5 years and one day the pain got so bad surgery was the only way out, when I meet Dr. Ghosting he made me feel secure and I knew God send him to me. It's been over 2 months of my surgery and I'm pain free. He is very humble and not just a great surgeon but a great person! God Bless you Dr. Ghostine
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The minute I met Dr. Ghostine, I was at ease. He explained, my particular problem and what options are best. It made since to me and my family. I went in knowing there was no room for error and it could go either way. Obviously it went our way, and I am very happy about the outcome.
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January this year, Dr Ghostine performed surgery on my back in hopes of relieving yrs of chronic back pain. Dr Ghostine is a medical magician. I feared surgery due to seeing so many bad results from others that had back surgery. If you are considering a procedure on you back. Put you faith in God and your confidence in Dr Ghostine. I am completely off pain pills. No more epidurals, no more radio frequency abrasion treatment for my sciatic. God Bless you Dr Ghostine. Larry Campbell
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My experience with Dr. Ghostine was excellent. He is not only an excelllent talented surgeon, he is a beautiful human being. He has compassion for his patients and their families. From the moment trhat I met him, I felt comfortable and secure with his being my Dr. He performed a very delicate procedure on my spine to remove a device left over from a failed operation by another Dr. not only performed the expected surgery, but when presented with an unexpected infection took care of it.
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Dr Ghostine was very professional and knowledgeable. Took the tme to explain every thing about the surgery on my neck. Cannot reccomend him and his entire office enough they are all great.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Medicaid
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Options PPO
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