Testimonials & Reviews

The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles

Brian R. Gantwerker, MD

Neurosurgeon located in Santa Monica, CA

4.96/5 Star Rating
247 total reviews

Dr. Brian R. Gantwerker always appreciates feedback from his valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 247 reviews with an average rating of 4.96 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Brian Gantwerker below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Nicole F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 03/09/23
absolutely love Dr. Gantwerker and his staff. Kind, caring, nurturing and comfortable. feels like you're walking in to your home!
Jacqueline G.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/17/23
Loved dr Gantwerker. He is so personable with the best bedside manner. He takes alot of time with you and is so thorough. We need more doctors like him.
Maria Elena F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/16/23
Dr. Gantwerker is the best! He did great surgery on my back, and he has been unfailingly generous giving time and energy helping me to resolve other medical problems.
Gennady G.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/08/23
Great Doctor !
Penny C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 02/08/23
Two and one-half years later, my back surgery with Dr. Gantwerker has more than fulfilled its promise. My spine had badly deteriorated due to spondylolisthesis. Although I continued to live an active life, I always had some degree of back pain. After my operation, I could do any type of exercise. My body is strong, flexible, and pain-free. My posture is excellent. I never experienced any pain, even immediately after the surgery. Dr. Gantwerker is an incredibly gifted surgeon, and a wonderful person. He changed my life completely. His office is fantastic, too. I feel terrific, a testament to the genius of Dr. Gantwerker.
Abla T.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 01/25/23
Seen on time. No delays. Thoughtful observations. Explanation in detail. Very pleasant manner.
Patrice S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/29/22
Appreciate the clear explanation of test results
Edward B.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/23/22
I am a very fortunate man because, when necessary, I had the opportunity of being a patient of Dr. Gantwerker. His manner and expertise is certainly unparalleled in its positive impact on me.
Larry W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/22/22
The staff was wonderful in every aspect Dr Gantwerker was equally impressive. I felt that I was very important and well cared for. Everything was clearly explained to me and I was helped in scheduling a MRI. This a top notch office that is patient centered.
Geneva W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/09/22
I have nothing but the best for Dr Gantwerker. After this July 4th fall, I wasn't sure what was in store for me with the injuries I received. But the calming effect from everyone in the office, the surgery and now the recovery time has restored my sense of balance (Literally and figuratively)! 10 weeks post op and I am feeling much better. Thank you so very much. Geneva
Rees W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 12/07/22
Complete explanation of progress and plans for continued monitoring. All questions answered.
Barbara S.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/26/22
I received excellent, highly intelligent care. Dr Gantwerker was thorough and kind. He explained everything and answered all my questions.
Gregg F.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 11/18/22
Brad G.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/25/22
The Very Best!! Like Family.
Gilbert W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/21/22
As usual, informative and caring.
Elizabeth M.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/20/22
Joel W.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/18/22
Had a very good meeting with the Dr. Reviewed my MRI and other tests Dr took time to explain and to meet back In 6 months...
Victor C.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/12/22
My first visit with Dr Gantwerker was extremely detailed and informative for me. I appreciate the Dr. G fully reviewing the prior history and images to our visit. Rarely will you find a specialist at this level that will spend an extensive amount of time with a patient, given general demand. The staff was also extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Diane R.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/07/22
Dr. Gantwerker is a wonderful doctor. The reason I say that is because he explains in detail everything and answers all of your questions so that you do not leave the office questioning what’s next. I can highly recommend him to anybody who needs that type of treatment. That is if you need a neurosurgeon!
Robert B.
5/5 Star Rating
Submitted 10/02/22
Dr. Gantwerker is very confident and he answers all of your questions, he also asks a lot of questions during your exam; he also advises you with the best options for your conditions. Time in the exam room is not rushed. He wants you to make sure all of your questions as well as your exam is fully complete. He sometimes uses these back plastic models to show you exactly whats going on and what will take place during the surgery. By the way, he is not in a rush to operate, he might try physical therapy and other methods first. He reviews your MRI scans on a very large monitor so you can see the issues, or lack of issues with these scans. He will surely answer any questions and concerns. His staff is excellent. I had some trouble getting the correct MRI's done. The staff resent the paperwork to the imaging center within just a few minutes, getting rid of my frustrations and stress. With Covid the staff takes great care making sure the patients are not in contact in the office, pens are clean, masks are required, we all know these guidelines. You surely won't get Covid in this office.