Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD

Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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47 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 13 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

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. Ryu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ryu treats this condition more than 94% 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
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryu performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Ryu performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryu performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Ryu performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Ryu's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2006
Stanford University School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2006
2000
1999

Awards

Dr. Ryu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ryu

4.5

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
87.5%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
12.5%
(2)

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Stephen Ryu, MD
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Fantastic neurosurgeon. I had a difficult lumbar situation that he repaired perfectly. I highly recommend him to friends and relatives.
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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 ago with Dr. Ryu, coming off a failed surgery 4 years prior (different surgeon). I met with Dr. Ryu several times before committing and he was very patient. I'm feeling better than ever. So thankful!
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Sequoia Hospital

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