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Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery • Male • Age 43

1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200
Danville, CA 94526
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit
350 Hawthorne Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Valleycare Medical Center
5555 West Las Positas Boulevard
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Disc & Spine California
Disc & Spine California
1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200
Danville, CA 94526
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    Dr. Talwar's Experience

    Dr. Talwar's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
    • Cervical Decompression Therapy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminotomy
    • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
    • Lumbar Disc Replacement
    • Lumbar Fusion
    • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
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    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
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    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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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

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Temple University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Complete in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Complete in 2004

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Complete in 2005

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of California At Berkeley
    Graduated in 1993

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Talwar & Staff

    • English
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    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit

    • San Ramon Regional Medical Center

    • Valleycare Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Talwar

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Talwar to family and friends

    21 responses
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    Dr. Talwar's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    21 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 21 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Talwar
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    21 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    21 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    21 responses
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    • Anthem Blue Cross
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
    • Cigna
    • Health Net
    • Humana
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    Office Locations

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    Disc & Spine California
    1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200
    Danville, CA 94526
    (925) 275-0700 (Office)
    (925) 275-0701 (Fax)
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