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Dr. Scott Leary, MD

Neurosurgery*
3.8 (13)
Map Pin Small Vista, CA
Accepting new patients
24 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Scott Leary, MD

Dr. Scott Leary, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Vista, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 24 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE and is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Patients rated Dr. Leary an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Leary works at Scripps Clinic Orthopedics in Vista, CA with other offices in La Jolla, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis and Upper Back Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Leary's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Scripps Coastal Medical Center
    130 Cedar Rd, Vista, CA 92083 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (760) 806-5500
  2. 2
    Scripps Clinic
    9898 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 824-4249

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
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Upper Back Pain

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Upper Back Pain
Back Pain
Cervical Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Brain Cancer
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Herniated Disc
Hypothalamus Cancer
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Surgery
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Facet Blocks
Herniated Disc Surgery
Nerve Ablation
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Aneurysm
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Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Astrocytoma
Bone Cancer
Brain Abscess
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Injury
Broken Neck
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Edema
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Chordoma
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Compressed Spinal Cord
Cranial Trauma
Epilepsy
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Hydrocephalus
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medulloblastoma
Meningiomas
Myelomalacia
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Schwannoma
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Craniectomy
Craniotomy
Destruction of Brain Tumor
Epidural Block
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoplasty
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Skull Base Surgery
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spine Fracture Treatment
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    3.8
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    About Dr. Scott Leary, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 24 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1417085978
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Scott Leary, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Leary is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Leary has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Leary has seen patients for Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis and Upper Back Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Leary on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Leary. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Leary.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Leary, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Leary appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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