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Sara Saunders, PA

  • Physician Assistant-Medical
  • Neurological Surgery
Sara Saunders, PA
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults


Scripps Clinic Medical Group
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Physician Assistant-Medical
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • English


Sara Saunders, PA, is a physician assistant who specializes in the field of neurosurgery. Sara treats complex disorders involving the brain and spine. She and her team specialize in minimally invasive spinal surgeries to treat conditions including spinal stenosis, disc herniation, radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, cervical myelopathy, spinal deformity, spine trauma, revision surgery, spinal metastasis and spinal tumors. In addition, she also performs brain tumor resection and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus with ventriculoperitoneal shunting.

Sara works as part of a dynamic team to provide a personalized care plan for each patient. She enjoys guiding patients through their procedures, assisting with their surgeries and working with them closely through their recovery process.

She believes that open communication, active listening and patient involvement in the decision-making process are essential to providing exceptional care. 

Board Certifications

  • National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant - Medical, 2010

Graduate Education

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, PA, 2010
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