Dr. Nestor R. Gonzalez, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 44

100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 219
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Dr. Gonzalez's Care Philosophy

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Hospital Quality

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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Gonzalez

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center
100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 219
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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    Dr. Gonzalez's Experience

    Dr. Gonzalez's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Neuroradiology
    • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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    • Acute Stroke Intervention
    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • Aneurysm Embolization
    • Aneurysm Stenting
    • Aneurysm Surgery
    • Angiography
    • Angioplasty
    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • AVM Embolization
    • Balloon Angioplasty
    • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Catheter Angiography
    • Catheterization
    • Cerebral Angiography
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations
    • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
    • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
    • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    • Endovascular Procedures
    • Endovascular Stent Grafting
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
    • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty
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    • Revascularization
    • Stent Grafting
    • Stenting
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Ultrasound, Carotid
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acute Stroke
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Amaurosis Fugax
    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
    • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Arterial Insufficiency
    • Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
    • Basilar Artery Insufficiency
    • Berry Aneurysm - Cirrhosis - Pulmonary Emphysema - Cerebral Calcification
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Hemorrhage
    • Brain Infarction
    • Brainstem Strokes
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Carotid Bruit
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    • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
    • Carotid Dissection
    • Cavernous Hemangioma
    • Cavernous Malformation Brain
    • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
    • Cavernous Venous Malformation
    • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Complex Aneurysmal Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Dissecting Aneurysm
    • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
    • Endovascular Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Saccular Aneurysm
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Stroke-Like Aphasia
    • Stroke-Like Dysarthria
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Vascular Anomaly
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • 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

    Media & Publications

    • Fellow of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, 2013
    • Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair - Excellence in Neurosurgery Research, Teaching and Clinical Performance, 2011
    • Michael Brothers Memorial Award in Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, 2001
    • American Heart Association - Science Innovation Award, 2012
    • Ulrich Batzdorf Neurosurgery Teaching Award, 2010, 2011
    • Stein Oppenheimer Award - Research Award for Endovascular Stroke Model, 2008
    • National Radiology Award - Colombian Radiology Association, 1997
    • Summa Cum Laude University of el Rosario School of Medicine, 1993
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Greater College Of Our Lady Of The Rosary
    Graduated in 1993

    Internship Hospital

    UCLA
    Complete in 2001

    Residency Hospital

    Ucla-Neurosurgery
    Complete in 2007
    University Of El Rosario-Radiology
    Complete in 1999

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ucla-Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology
    Complete in 2007

    Undergraduate Schools

    Rosario University
    Graduated in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Gonzalez & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

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    Dr. Gonzalez's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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    Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center
    100 Ucla Medical Plz Ste 219
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    (310) 825-5154 (Office)
    (310) 206-9987 (Fax)
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