Dr. Anthony Virella, MD

Dr. Anthony Virella, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o
23 reviews

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Dr. Anthony Virella, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Westlake Village, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Virella is affiliated with Simi Valley Hospital and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center....See Less

Virella Neurosurgery

32144 Agoura Rd Ste 220

Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna

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Care Philosophy

I am a fellowship trained spinal neurosurgeon. After receiving my medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, I completed my internship in General Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, my Neurosurgery Residency at UCLA, and Complex Spine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under the direction of Edward C. Benzel, MD. Additional training included a Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship at UCLA, which included involvement in the development of many of the minimally invasive spine techniques used globally today. I care for a variety of patients with spinal disorders from herniated discs to complex spinal instrumentations and fusions. I believe patients have a right to be armed with the latest information about the risks and benefits regarding a particular procedure and then together with the surgeon make an educated decision regarding the appropriate course of action. Surgery is not always the first answer, many conditions can be treated without surgery. When surgery is indicated, I believe the patient should be offered cutting edge minimally invasive techniques, which reduce patient discomfort, reduce length of hospital stays, and offer faster return to work times. The choice to perform surgery should only be made after ALL the conservative modalities have been exhausted. Please call our office today for an appointment, we are committed to excellence in patient care!!
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Dr. Virella's Experience

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Dr. Virella's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Hofstra University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Virella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Virella's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Virella to family and friends
3
based on 23 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Virella's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Thousand Oaks, CA |
I think this very skilled man- this amazing office staff- they really care- I have had many spine surgeries, and Dr.Virella took on my case- I can stand and walk again. My dreams that had died are coming back. His skill,expertise and dedication is just beyond words! I am so grateful! And it's not just me, he treats all his patients with such a high level of care, of dignity.. an excellent surgeon!!!
Los Angeles, CA |
Dr Virella performed surgery on my back and alleviated all of my pain. They worked with my insurance so there was no problem there. Recovery time was longer than I expected but well worth it.
Newbury Park, CA |
OB sent me to him about serious pain (with MRIs) during a pregnancy that was weeks away from delivery he approached the appointment as if it was a waste of his time and that this case was not serious. After realizing he had nothing to say I began asking questions as to when I should begin to be concerned about my state of health. Based on several other doctors advice about certain symptoms I told this doctor I was having those symptoms and he showed zero concern. He left the room in a hurry.
Encino, CA |
WORSE DOCTOR EVER. I WOULD NOT TAKE MY DOG TO SEE HIM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED LIKE CRAP AND GOUGED FOR YOUR MONEY THAN THIS IS THE PLACE. AND HIS OFFICE MANAGER ACTS ALL SWEET UNTIL ITS TIME TO COLLECT MONEY. ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS MONEY.
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Hospitals where Dr. Virella has admitting privileges

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
215 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Simi Valley Hospital
2975 Sycamore Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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