Dr. Dante F. Vacca, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 57

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Dr. Vacca:

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Dr. Vacca's Experience

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Dr. Vacca's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Vacca Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • See all 12 procedures

Conditions Dr. Vacca Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • See all 30 conditions

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
235 West 6th Street
Reno, NV 89503
Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill Street
Reno, NV 89502

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Vacca

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Sierra Neurosurgery Group
Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Ln
Reno, NV 89511
85 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV 89502
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    Dr. Vacca's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery, 1992
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    2
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Injury
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Vacca

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Nevada.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    Henry Ford Hospital
    Complete in 1984

    Residency Hospital

    Henry Ford Hospital
    Complete in 1989
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Vacca & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Vacca's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Vacca has admitting privileges:

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    • Renown Regional Medical Center

    • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Vacca

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vacca to family and friends

    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    is confidential

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    Dr. Vacca's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    10 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 9 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Vacca
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Vacca accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

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    Sierra Neurosurgery Group
    5590 Kietzke Ln
    Reno, NV 89511
    (775) 323-2080 (Office)
    (888) 323-2080 (Fax)
    • Parking: Free on-site lot
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    85 Kirman Ave
    Reno, NV 89502
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