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Neurosurgery, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine · 50 Providers

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UC San Diego Health

4510 Executive Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
View All Locations(858) 657-7000

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based on the average of 287 provider reviews for UC San Diego Health

Review of Dr. Kinkel


Horrible Dr. Waited 3 hrs to see him for symptoms that are clearly neurological. Was referred by my other neurologist who was looking for a second opinion. He kept talking about my anxiety & stated my syptoms, which are quite serious are all "anxiety" related. Spoke to me in a very condisending Manor. Kept getting text messages & responding to them. Wouldn't let me finish a sentence, kept cutting me off. All he focused on was anxiety & depression, which I've never had. On my paperwork he listed I was referred to him because of " fatigue due to depression." 20 minutes of meeting me & he said my test will be normal & he was gonna convince me all my symptoms are due to anxiety. Complete waste of time. Self centered, does not listen and very rude. Over 9 months waiting for appointment,over 3 hrs waiting to see him all for him to make me feel worse!
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Review of Dr. Song


He is the MOST condescending doctor I've ever had the Displeasure of meeting. Not only that but he ignores about half of everything you tell him. I complained about a medical issue I was having and told him I had not picked up my new medications and he blamed the medical issue on the new medications I wasn't taking.
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Review of Dr. Loomba

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I was sent to Dr. Loomba when an unrelated abdominal ultrasound indicated that I had a fatty liver. In my treatment, Dr. Loomba utilized state-of-the-art imaging and laboratory tests to help diagnose me and provide a plan for action. I also worked with his research group who works to develop less-invasive ways to diagnose liver disease using imaging and other non-surgical methods. Thankfully I was on a good road to recovery and his kind words and immense knowledge helped me get to a path that is sustainable for me.
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Review of Dr. Gosman

- in San Diego, CA |

Dr. Gosman could care less about patients, she's all about the glory & the spotlight & has no problem making patients wait 2, 3 4 hours for their appt - Office staff is rude & unaware, bathrooms are filthy, the whole clinic is a nightmare in the making and every single team member know it, including Dr. Gosman - but again, she could care less!
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Review of Dr. Kinkel


I have been seeing Dr. Kinkel for about 3 years now, he has the worst bedside manor of any doctor I have ever seen. It seems that all he wants to do is use me as a hamster for his barrage of test. He spends almost no time with you and lets his resident do all the work. He has also suggested that I should pay out of pocket rather than use my insurance, as if the results would change. Patient beware!
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Review of Dr. Song

- in Riverside, CA |

Palmdale, he certainly is very sure of himself, to a fault. I exp something similar, he was so sure of a meds treatment for my dad regardless of the prior bad reaction he exp with the same meds. Dr insisted it would work well because he is the Neuro and I was just the idiot son who simply could not understand these very complicated issues. Again, he had a bad reaction (affected heart-rate) and never saw Dr Song again. Nice btw, poor rating system, should be able to select ZERO stars, also NA
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Review of Dr. Ciacci


Dr Ciacchi & his team followed up a mri result from my neurologist. One series of follow up imaging & 3 days later I was having 2 days of surgery removing replacing discs the 2nd day was a 9 hour surgery removing protruding bones & spine. 2 titanium rods replaced spine connecting cervical & thoracic. I was up walking 2 days later & home the 3rd What was diagnosed as severe threat to my spine was repaired & I have steadily improved over last year. Mostly healing of nerves & muscles across m shou
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Review of Dr. Loomba

- in San Diego, CA |

Very thorough in detailing the situation. Direct and to the point.
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Review of Dr. Alexander

- in La Jolla, CA |

Dr. Alexander is caring and professional. I came to his office in quite a bit of pain and left his office feeling 100% better. He's A+
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Review of Dr. Kinkel

-San Diego |

Not good. Not a hands on Dr. Does NOTHING for the patient. Why go on and on. Lost time with him.
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135 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating And Fusion
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Botox® For Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Surgery
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination For Complex Conditions And Procedures
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (Csf) Shunt - Insertion, Repair Or Removal
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Cystourethroscopy And Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Neck
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Eeg (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, Or Vessel Exploration
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis Of Adhesions (Loa)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision Of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision Of Skin Cancer
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision Of Tracheal Tumor Or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hiv Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm) Repair
  • Kidney And Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lip, Excision Or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Lithotripsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (Incl. Pancreas Transplant And Whipple Procedure)
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Removal
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant And Nephrectomy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin And Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal Or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Implants
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turp (Transurethral Resection Of Prostate) Or Laser Destruction Of Prostate
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Varicocelectomy Or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair


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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Careplus
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LACare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
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