Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD

Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ryu performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 89% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Ryu's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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16  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, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Stanford University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ryu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ryu's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ryu to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Ryu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Ryu is incredibly compassionate, skillful, and everything in between. He's everything you'd want in a surgeon. He was trained at Stanford, nonetheless, but what really stands out to me is his bedside manner and his genuine care for his patients. I had my second spinal surgery just under 1 year...more
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