Dr. Branko Huisa-Garate, MD

Dr. Branko Huisa-Garate, MD

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Dr. Branko Huisa-Garate, MD is a vascular neurology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. Read his story

9434 Medical Center Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Huisa-Garate performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thrombosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Huisa-Garate's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Huisa-Garate "Branko Huisa-Garate, MD, is a board-certified vascular neurologist who specializes in treating cerebrovascular diseases such as acute ischemic stroke, cerebrovascular malformations, vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment. Dr. Huisa-Garate directs the Stroke Fellowship Program at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include cerebral small vessel disease and vascular cognitive impairment. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and also reviews for many medical journals in neurology and neuroscience. Previously, Dr. Huisa-Garate was an assistant professor in the Neurology Department at UC Irvine and served as director of University of New Mexico’s Stroke Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He joined UC San Diego Health to become a part of the vanguard of medical care, discovery in medicine and teaching. He completed a fellowship in vascular neurology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in neurology at University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Huisa-Garate earned his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology. Dr. Huisa-Garate is a member of American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors, including camping, hiking and kayaking. He speaks fluent Spanish."

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Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

Education data for Dr. Huisa-Garate is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Huisa-Garate has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Huisa-Garate's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Huisa-Garate to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews
Dr. Huisa-Garate's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Huisa-Garate accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Huisa-Garate has admitting privileges

UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Dr S
Orange, CA 92868
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