Richard Ostrup, MD

Richard Ostrup, MD
Neurosurgical Medical Clinic 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037
About

Richard Ostrup, MD

Dr. Richard Ostrup has more than 25 years of neurosurgical experience treating disorders and tumors of the spine and brain. A partner with Neurosurgical Medical Group in San Diego and La Jolla, California, Ostrup believes his primary job is to educate patients about all the alternatives, and not to specifically recommend surgery. "My primary job is to provide patients with knowledge about their health problems. Surgery is an alternative for some, but not for everyone."
Primary Specialty

Neurosurgeon

Education Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Training Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Neurological Surgery; Univ Of Mi Hosps & Hlth Ctrs, General Surgery
Services Specialties

Neurosurgery
Critical Care Neurosurgery
Neurological Skull Base Surgery
Neurological Spine Surgery
Neurological Trauma Surgery
Neurovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery

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Dr. Ostrup's Experience
Dr. Ostrup's Care Philosophy

"My primary job is to educate patients; not recommend surgery."
Specialties

Neurosurgery
Critical Care Neurosurgery
Neurological Skull Base Surgery
Neurological Spine Surgery
Neurological Trauma Surgery
Neurovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery

Procedures Dr. Ostrup Performs

Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Conservative and Complex Management of Spinal Column Disorders
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Neuroplasty
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Spinal Fusion
Spine Fracture Treatment

Conditions Dr. Ostrup Treats
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Broken Neck
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Epilepsy
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


Additional Services Neurosurgery,Spine Surgery
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Service
4 star average for Service
Environment
4 star average for Environment
Expertise
4 star average for Expertise
Staff
4.5 star average for Staff
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Recent Reviews
Dr. Richard Ostrup was a highly recommended referral for my degenerative spondylolisthesis.

I was experiencing excruciating pain and loosing the ability to walk and use my legs. Dr. Ostrup performed a laminectory for spondylolisthesis, which was causing severe spinal stenosis.

My pain is gone, and I am now able to walk without a walker or a cane and am not in need of pain medication.

Dr. Ostrup is an exceptional neurosurgeon who is realistic and compassionate. His practice manager, Erica, is remarkably kind and proficient.

Kathleen N.
Dr. Ostrup performed a three level cervical fusion on me in a five hour surgical procedure. To my surprise, I was ready to be released from the hospital the next day and Dr Ostrup concurred. Since then I have only taken probably five of the prescribed pain pills and an occasional Tylenol. Excellent results. Great doctor. Highly recommend!!!
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Did this provider use excessive foul language?
Not at all! They are always respectful and courteous!
Does this provider offer any coupons, discounts or promotions?
Not that I have seen
Was this provider's office easy to locate?
Only with clear directions
Was this provider's office too cold?
Yes, I was freezing
Is this business in a safe neighborhood?
Yes, it was in a safe enough neighborhood
Were the staff members able to answer your questions?
Yes, they were able to answer my questions
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