Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

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Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boulder, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Assocs

4743 Arapahoe Ave Ste 202

Boulder, CO 80303
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Villavicencio "The team of physicians at BNA includes board certified and fellowship trained experts in a diverse array of brain- and spine-related conditions such as functional neurosurgery, neurosurgical oncology, spinal deformity, vascular surgery and cerebrovascular disease. While all BNA surgeons are trained in general neurosurgery, each brings a unique skill-set to broaden the expertise of the entire team and contribute to a multidisciplinary, minimally invasive approach to patient-centered care."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Malformation - Congenital Heart Disease - Postaxial Polydactyly
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University Of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Research Training Grant, The Beth Israel Hospital and The National Institute of Health, 1992-1993
  • Earl Warren College Academic Multicultural Enrichment Scholarship University of California at San Diego, 1990
  • Cum Laude, University of California at San Diego, 1991
  • Academic Scholar of the Year, UCSD Alumni Association, University of California at San Diego, 1989
  • Research support grant from CyberKnife Society CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment, 2006
  • Highest ratings (#1 Neurosurgery Program) in the Denver Metro Area for the services provided at Boulder Community Hospital, 2010
  • Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation Research Grant, Clinical Outcome Correlation with Serum, CSF, Brain Extracellular, 2005
  • Board Certification, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2005
  • Chairman, annual JPNI symposium, Current Techniques in the Treatment of Crainal and Spinal Disorders, 2003-curre
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, The University of Missouri School of Medicine Division of Neurosurgery, 2004
  • Research support grant from CyberKnife Society. Survival Comparison of Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme, 2006
  • Research Training Grant, Mass. General Hospital and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1992-1993
  • Finalist, Mario Boni Award, Cervical Spine Research Society European Section, 26th CSRS Annual Meeting, Corfu, Greece, 2010
  • 1st Place Award for the Best Intracranial Research Topic CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia, 2006
  • Academic Excellence and Student Research Scholarship, National Science Foundation, University of California at San Diego, 1988
  • Best Paper Award Correlation of Clinical Outcomes and Cervical Sagittal Alignment: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study, 2009
  • Mayfield Award in Clinical Science (co-author) Unraveling the Enigma of the Filum Terminale: Basic Science and Clinical Evide, 2002
  • Cum Laude Harvard Medical School, 1995
  • BrainLab Award for Best Community Neurosurgeon Paper Patterns of CyberKnife Treatment Failure for Primary and Recurrent Gliob, 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD
My experience here has restored my life! From the Initial Appointments to the surgery to the checkups my health has been the foremost concern. And I could not be happier with the results and the attention to detail . Wonderful!!
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C.G – Sep 17, 2018
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Excellent care! Very professional Caring staff, extremely professional. The best team I have seen in my 35 years of filming surgeries. A rating It was a pleasure having a doctor that cares and a surgeon that is a craftsman in the OR.
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L.A – Sep 10, 2018
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Each appointment has been quick, professional and easy. The surgery was successful immediately. My recovery was easy. Your directions were exactly correct. I would recommend BNA to anyone. Thank you.
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T.F – Sep 06, 2018
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Excellent! Lumbar fusion surgery by Dr V 2 years ago and going strong. 68 y.o. And on feet 10 hour shift at Longmont Humane Society w/no back pain at all. Dr. V excels in spinal surgery (L4&5) and Eric& Alex P.A.s are pleasant and knowledgeable and perfect additions to Dr Vs expertise. Front desk...Read More
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C.B – Aug 27, 2018
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I have had a wonderful experience with Dr V and staff. From the front desk staff, to the PA’s and doctors has been fantastic. My neck fusion is healing great and I feel like a new man. The customer service has been unbelievable. I highly recommend this place.
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Jason Kuehl – Aug 24, 2018
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