Dr. Ashok Asthagiri, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 43

Dr. Asthagiri
Accepting new patients

University of Virginia Health System

1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Dr. Ashok Asthagiri, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Asthagiri has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Asthagiri to book an appointment.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Asthagiri is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
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Dr. Asthagiri's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Brain Tumor
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

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Dr. Asthagiri accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Asthagiri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Asthagiri

4.1

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Ashok Asthagiri is a neurosurgeon practicing, teaching, and conducting research at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the spring of 2019, an MRI revealed that I had a large Meningioma tumor “about the size of a handball” in the right side of my brain, and I was referred to Dr. Asthagiri. The tumor was discovered while seeking the cause of a significant loss of vision to my left field of view. In our initial discussion with Dr. Asthagiri, he and my wife and I had an exceptionally detailed discussion of the MRI, the nature of the surgery he proposed, and the risk factors posed by the location of the tumor pressing my optic nerve and attached to the principal vein returning blood from my brain. He warned me it was very unlikely I would fully recover my vision, but that improvement was possible. His surgery was successful, as close to a miracle as I expect to experience in this life. I was able to walk on the second day after surgery and wa
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Roanoke Doug – Aug 31, 2020
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Dr. Asthagiri is wonderful! He performed surgery on my father and not only did an outstanding job in the surgery, but also was extremely patient and informative throughout the entire process with our family. He spent extensive periods of time with our family in advance of the surgery, as well as pre and post op. Dr. Asthagiri is consistently rated as one of the best in his field for a reason!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Williamsburg, VA – Feb 14, 2019
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Dr Asthagiri operated on my sons schwannoma with no nerve damage or side effects. He always took time to explain every detail and answer every question, never making us feel rushed. He has a great personality and connected easily with my son. During surgery he kept us updated often. His team is just as great as he is and always responded to my emails or phone calls in a timely manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Amy in Appomattox – Apr 10, 2018
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Phenomenal, such an intelligent man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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WHITNEY in Wytheville, VA – Sep 12, 2017
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We had an amazing experience with Dr. Astgagiri. He was exactly the right surgeon for my wife and we both very much appreciated, not only his surgical expertise, but his direct manor, and incredible compassion were just the right combination for us. A+++ in all respects.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg Howard in Charlottesville, VA – Jun 30, 2017
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Outstanding doctor, completely explains all aspects of proposed treatments and alternative courses of action. Excellent surgical skills. Displays empathy and respect for patients and family members.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Washington, DC – Dec 07, 2016
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Dr A has performed 3 sugeries on my daughter, we could not ask for better. He answers her emails any and all questions. We started seeing him at NIH the transferred to UVA with him. We trust his judgement and skill without question. The best in my book.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kam in Fulton, MS – Jan 06, 2016
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My wife was a patient of Dr Asthagiri at NIH, He is most patient with questions from patients and family members, he goes to great lengths to explain procedures and their benefits and contra-inidications, is personable, friendly and communicates in plain language. His surgical skills are unparalleled, and his relationship with his patents is superb.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Laurel, MS – Dec 22, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Ashok Asthagiri, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Asthagiri has...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital
2001
Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

University of Virginia Health System

University of Virginia Neurosurgery1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908
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Affiliated Hospitals

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University Hospital

Charlottesville, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received