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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kenneth Ott is Good. Dr. Ott has been reviewed by 26 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.3
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 4.4
Bedside Manner 3.6
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 3.6

Specialties & Research

Dr. Kenneth Ott, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 10 areas:
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gamma Knife Surgery (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Spinal Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Ott graduated from University of California at San Francisco. He has 6 awards.

President California Association of Neurological Surgeons 2010-2011
Regents Scholar, University of California 1967-1970
Upjohn Achievement Award for Outstanding Academic Attainment 1970
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Ott has 14 hospital affiliations:

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego 
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital 


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Kenneth Ott MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 42 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Kenneth Ott practice?
Dr. Kenneth Ott has 2 office locations.
Dr. Kenneth Ott practices Neurological Surgery near San Diego, CA.
Additional practice locations include: La Jolla, CA.
See San Diego Neurological Surgeons.