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About Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh

Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Jose, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Rustamzadeh has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

60 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh is Great. Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh has been rated by 60 patients. From those 60 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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2550 Samaritan Dr Ste D
San Jose, CA 95124
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Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Infection
  • Laminectomy
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Craniotomy
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Glioblastoma
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Neurosurgery

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Relief from chronic back pain

I was living with chronic lower back pain since my injury in late 2013. After having to retire and move as a result of my injuries, and after numerous injections, nerve blocks and nerve burns my pain management doctor, (Dr Flapan from Graeagle CA) Refered me to Dr. R. Doctor R recommended lower back surgery, and after being approved for surgery, Obama Care denied surgery just days before. After Dr. R and his competent staffers fought I finally received surgery. i can't explain in words what relief from back is, but I can now plan my future! I'm thankful to Doctor Rustamzadeh and his competent staff without hesitation. Pat P

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very poor doctor

I had a neuro-stim implanted by Dr. Rustamzadeh (Dr. R.). I ended up in ER the next day. Could not walk. Had to crawl even to the bathroom. Dr. R. visited me in the hospital. I was released 3 days later because they couldn't find anything wrong. Dr. R. said I was just constipated. When I went in for a follow - up I told him I wanted it removed. I had what I can only call spasms in my legs even when the thing was off. Going over my history he kept saying I had this test done and that test done at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I let it go for the first time, but corrected him later that all these tests were done at Stanford. He got irate, calling me a liar. I was very intimidated and confused what could cause such an outburst. He even put it in my medical record that I was a liar. I was shaken for quite a while trying to understand how and why of such an outburst. I remember asking him at one point what difference did it make. He went on and on about the differences, none of which I understood. It took me a while to understand what had happened. I used to live in Rochester MN when I worked for IBM there. Our family went to the Mayo clinic for all of our medical needs while there. I mentioned at least some of this during our initial consult. He obviously made a mistake in his notes. He angrily told me to leave the office after his outburst. The guys got some problems. He seems very talented from what I read here, but he's really got some issues. I had the neuro-stim removed at Stanford. I certainly did not want this guy touching me anymore. I still have the muscle spasms in my legs and buttocks. I finally found some relief from then through an intrathecal pain pump. When the doctor put prialt into the pain pump the muscle spasms began to decrease.

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He Saved my life. Outstanding Doctor/Surgeon

Omg! What a great doctor/Surgeon he is. Suffering from spinal pain for over 2 years that no other doctors were able to find. Had been to several doctors, had so many MRIs done but no one was able to determine my problem. Dr Rustamzadeh is literally a God for me. My life savor. Many thanks to him and his wonderful staff!!!

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Five Stars

Straightforward and get the job done with no problem

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I was referred to Dr. Rustamzadeh by a family friend who recently underwent a successful complex spine surgery. Besides that, I went online to gather additional information about Dr. Rustamzadeh through others’ reviews from different websites. Based on the referral and many positive reviews, I decided to make a trip to his office for a consultation. After being given a thorough explanation of my spine problems and what can be done to relieve the symptoms, I set up the date for my spine surgery without hesitance. There was no intraoperative event. The pain management regimen that Dr. Rustamzadeh prescribed for me, for post-op and for discharge, was well beyond my needs. My pain, numbness, and tingling sensation have gone away; my strength has been back to normal now (about 1 month post-op). I couldn’t be happier choosing Dr. Rustamzadeh as the surgeon to fix my spine problems and the related symptoms. He possesses great skills, honesty, and professionalism that one would search into for a great surgeon.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Edward E Rustamzadeh accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
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Locations & Directions

PREMIER BRAIN & SPINE INSTITUTE Inc, 2550 Samaritan Dr Ste D, San Jose, CA
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