Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD

Medical Oncology •  Male • Age 46

  

Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in medical oncology, geriatric medicine, and more.


Locations

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

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(702) 243-7200
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Summerlin Medical Center I-II653 N Town Center Dr Ste 402 Las Vegas, NV 89144
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Dr. Vicuna's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vicuna

2.6

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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My mother had Multiple Myeloma this Dr. had no compassion several times she was admitted to the hospital with infections never once did he check on her however his staff just kept on phoning in the poison to the pharmacy. When she didn't show up for her treatments because she was in the hospital he never once inquired why... she was so weak she ended up falling and dying of a brain bleed and never a word from him. Heartless would be too kind of a word for him so grateful my mom is free of her cancer and with her father in heaven.
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Janee M Lewis – Dec 08, 2019
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Dr Vicuna's kindness and professional manner makes feel comfortable at every visit. I never feel rushed and he gives me all the time I need to answer any questions or concerns I have. I would highly recommend him. His staff is also very kind and helpful, especially his scheduler.
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Kathy in Las vegas – Oct 12, 2019
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Dr Vicuna has been treating my father for bladder and esophageal cancer the last 2 years. He has done an excellent job managing his care. He used chemotherapy and radiation to put my dads esophageal cancer in remission. He used immunotherapy to treat metastatic bladder cancer and extend my dad's quality of life. I live out of state and Dr Vicuna always returns my phone calls and answers my questions. Since my dad is 89 and doesn't always fully hear or understand things, Dr. Vicuna and I have talked extensively about my father's treatment plan and prognosis. Dr Vicuna is very knowledgeable and employs leading edge protocols. His bedside manner is not as warm and caring as other physicians I have worked with, but he truly cares about his patients and gets results. I highly recommend Dr. Vicuna. At times, the office staff has not returned my phone calls in a timely manner and that has been frustrating.
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Jan Martin – Sep 08, 2019
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He was not sympathetic and told dad to make final arrangements and there was nothing to be done for his lymphoma. Dad was very upset.
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Apr 09, 2019
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I was not impressed at all with this doctor. No bed side manners, very insensitive, rushed through our appointment ignoring my questions I had about my father. I work in the medical and his disregard and lack of empathy is unacceptable!!
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Las Vegas, NV – Jan 24, 2019
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I’ve been waiting for a response to the review on 2.24.18. To date nothing. This was about my husband. Dr Vicuna came into his hospital room stood several feet away. Did not look us in the eye. Laid the grim prognosis on us. Never shook our hands. Never saud he was sorry. He was wrong and my husband has a very good prognosis. How does a doctor give a grim prognosis off a CT scan.?He turned our lives upside down needlessly. It took us months to recover from our PTSD. ZERO STARS
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Jun 07, 2018
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Dr V recently diagnosed family member with pancreatic cancer and bluntly told him within minute of meeting him in the hospital he had 2-3 months to live w/o treatment and up to a year with. This was based on CT scan. Based on the pancreatic biopsy, it's not adenocarcinoma like he was apparently assuming. It's PNET and very slow growing and he has a very good outlook per the large medical center out of state treating him. Thx for nothing! Very irresponsible dr and will share on social media.
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Someone Who Would Never Use This Doctor in Las Vegas, NV – Feb 24, 2018
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This doctor told me I had 1 week to live. Completely misdiagnosed me, gave me an incorrect dosage of a life saving medication, then refused to treat me after 2 weeks in the hospital because I was having difficulty getting insurance and he wasn't going to wait, he just dropped me. Before that, told me to "just take a cab and go home: to leave the hospital. This is a long story with more horrific details but space is limited. Visit this person at your own risk! ZERO STARS!
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Las Vegas, NV – Sep 18, 2017
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This is my first appointment with Dr.Vicuna, and I couldn't have been more pleased with him. He took his time explaining my diagnosis, and answering all my questions. He was compassionate and caring, I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
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Michael in Las Vegas Nevada – Jul 29, 2017
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The worst doctor I've ever dealt with. He walks in and doesn't even shake your hand or make eye contact and goes straight to his computer to start typing. He shows no concern whatsoever in what's wrong with you even if a test he ordered comes back abnormally high or low. He rushes through your appointment and just gets up and walks out without giving you a chance to ask any questions or saying goodbye. I requested my records and found a different doctor to help me , I will never go back to him.
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Newark, NJ – Jul 06, 2017
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I've been a patient Dr Vicuna for colon cancer over 3-4 yrs. A recent surgery that was to result in 2-3 weeks inpatient, lasted 12 weeks. This resulted in a significant depression. At a follow up visit with Dr Vicuna I said I was done fighting, wanted to enter hospice. This Dr said my cancer was GONE, I didn't qualify for hospice, I was NOT terminal. He ordered a petscan, and 2 wks later in the office he told me you got your wish the cancer has spread, no cure. No compassion whatsoever!
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Jim in Henderson, NV – Jul 19, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vicuna treats Breast Cancer more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Vicuna treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

Renal Oncology

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.

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Pancreatic Oncology

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.

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Gastrointestinal Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vicuna treats Colorectal Cancer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Vicuna treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vicuna treats Soft Tissue Sarcoma more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Vicuna treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vicuna treats Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Vicuna treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Vicuna's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of o...

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Oncology

Education

2005
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Calif Irvine
Residency Hospital
2001
University of California UC Irvine Douglas Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University Of Southern California
Undergraduate School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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MountainView Hospital

Las Vegas, NV

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

North Vista Hospital

North Las Vegas, NV

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Valley Hospital Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average