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Education ?

Medical School Score
Albany Medical College (1998)
Neurological Surgery

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2015)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Neurological Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)
Alpha Omega Honor Society *
American Regisrty *
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Affiliations ?

Dr. Moza is affiliated with 4 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
    215 W Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
    Top 50%
  • Simi Valley Hospital *
    2975 Sycamore Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065
    Top 50%
  • Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital *
    401 Rolling Oaks Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
  • Tarzana Treatment Centers *
    18646 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA 91356
  • * This information was reported to Vitals by the doctor or doctor's office.

    Publications & Research

    Dr. Moza has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma During Pregnancy: Case Report and Literature Review.
    Date May 2006
    Journal Neurosurgery

    OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Spinal epidural hematoma is a rare cause of spinal cord compression and acute para- or quadriplegia. Traumatic spinal epidural hematomas are usually seen in older men with a history of ankylosing spondylitis and vertebral fracture. Spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas are commonly associated with coagulopathies, tumors, or vascular malformations. There have been only five previously published case reports in the English-language literature of spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas in conjunction with pregnancy. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 24-year-old woman at 20 weeks' gestation who presented to our service with a spontaneous cervicothoracic spinal epidural hematoma and complete quadriplegia. INTERVENTION: The patient was taken to the operating room for urgent surgical decompression and evacuation of the spinal epidural hematoma. CONCLUSION: The patient made a complete neurological recovery in long-term follow-up. In the meantime, she carried her pregnancy to term and gave birth to a healthy baby. Therefore, we advocate aggressive and early surgical intervention, similar to the five previously reported cases in the English-language literature, in the case of a spinal epidural hematoma causing cord compression and devastating neurological deficit in a pregnant woman.

    Title Indications for Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage and Avoidance of Complications.
    Date September 2005
    Journal Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America

    An understanding of normal CSF physiology is a prerequisite to treating problems such as CSF fistulae and pseudomeningoceles. CSF diversion techniques fall into two categories, external and internal.External lumbar drainage is useful when temporary CSF diversion is necessary (eg, in cases necessitating manipulation and retraction of the brain to gain access to deep lesions) and in treating otorrhea or rhinorrhea following traumatic or iatrogenic insults to the cranial base.Drawbacks include insertion discomfort and limited duration of therapy.LP and VP shunts came into widespread use in the 1970s, and both systems share risks of bowel perforation, obstruction, over drainage and wound-related complications. In addition, VP shunts add the risks of intracerebral hematoma and ventriculitis. New valve technology has made it possible to alter the volume drained, thus alleviating problems of over-and under drainage.

    Title Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome--experience Using Surgical Decompression with Open-door Expansile Cervical Laminoplasty.
    Date July 2005
    Journal Surgical Neurology

    BACKGROUND: Open-door expansile cervical laminoplasty (ODECL) is an effective surgical technique in the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy. In the present study, we reviewed the safety and short-term neurological outcome after expansile cervical laminoplasty in the treatment of acute central cord syndrome. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database over a 3-year period (January 1997-January 2001) and identified 69 surgically treated cervical spinal cord injuries, including 29 cases of acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS). Fifteen of these patients underwent expansile cervical laminoplasty, whereas 14 did not because of radiographic evidence of sagittal instability. We collected data on the preoperative and the immediate postoperative and 3-month neurological examinations. Neurological function was assessed using the Asia Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) grading system. We also reviewed the occurrence of complications and short-term radiological stability after the index procedure. RESULTS: The median age was 56 years. All patients had hyperextension injuries with underlying cervical spondylosis and stenosis in the absence of overt fracture or instability. The average delay from injury to surgery was 3 days. The preoperative ASIA grade scale was grade C, 8 patients, and grade D, 7 patients. There were no cases of immediate postoperative deterioration or at 3 months follow-up. Neurological outcome: 71.4% (10/14) of patients improved 1 ASIA grade when examined 3 months post injury. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical intervention consisting of ODECL can be safely applied in the subset of patients with ATCCS without instability who have significant cervical spondylosis/stenosis. Open-door expansile cervical laminoplasty is a safe, low-morbidity, decompressive procedure, and in our patients did not produce neurological deterioration.

    Title Delayed Postoperative Spinal Epidural Hematomas.
    Date November 2003
    Journal The Spine Journal : Official Journal of the North American Spine Society

    BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Symptomatic epidural hematomas after spinal surgery are uncommon and are usually diagnosed within 24 hours after surgery. PURPOSE: We report a series of delayed epidural hematomas in a subset of patients who awoke from surgery neurologically unchanged and then deteriorated more than 3 days after their index procedure. The goals of this report are to outline the clinical presentation, radiological characteristics and outcome of this uncommon entity. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: We retrospectively reviewed the database of six spine surgeons over a 4-year period, looking for presence of epidural hematomas as a cause of clinical deterioration after an asymptomatic postoperative period of at least 3 days. PATIENT SAMPLE: We identified a subset of patients who awoke from surgery neurologically unchanged and then deteriorated more than 3 days after spinal surgery. A total of 4,018 patients were identified over the 4-year period of review. OUTCOME MEASURES: Presence of spinal epidural hematoma as a cause of clinical deterioration after an asymptomatic period of at least 3 days. The medical records, including the history, physical, preoperative and postoperative neurological examinations, as well as plain radiographs and magnetic resonance images, were reviewed. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the database of six spine surgeons over a 4-year period. We looked for delayed spinal epidural hematomas as a cause of clinical deterioration after an asymptomatic postoperative period of at least 3 days. We examined potential risk factors for spinal extradural hematomas. RESULTS: Of 4,018 patients, we identified seven with spinal epidural hematoma who presented more than 3 days after their index procedure. The initial presenting symptom, which heralded the subsequent onset of neurological deterioration, consisted of severe sharp pain with radiation to the extremities. The average time to neurological deterioration was 5.3 days. Fifty-seven percent of the patients had multiple previous spinal surgeries at the site of the epidural hematoma. Surgical evacuation of the epidural hematomas resulted in neurological improvement in five patients. Persistent neurological deficits were observed in two patients. CONCLUSION: Delayed spinal epidural hematomas are an uncommon cause of delayed deterioration after spinal surgery. Previous surgery with attendant scarring that results in impairment of clot resorption may be a contributing factor in the development of the condition.

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