Dr. Chiedozie Nwagwu, MD

Dr. Chiedozie Nwagwu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Chiedozie Nwagwu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.

26732 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 561

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

(949) 364-1060

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Brain Aneurysm
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more than 97% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 93% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Nwagwu does not have any board certifications listed.

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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24  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • New York Med College St Agnes
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Chiedozie Nwagwu, MD
Dr Nwagu has great skills as well as a great bedside manner. He will spend time to answer your questions, and concerns. I had no side effects after the procedure. A year ago, I had a similar procedure with a doc at UCI, and the care Dr Nwagu and his team provided, was far superior than the UCI...Read More
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V M in Aliso Viejo, CA – Sep 05, 2018
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I am very confident having Dr. Nwagwu as my neurosurgeon. His professionalism is excellent and he is very compassionate. He takes time talking to me and my husband explaining everything we need to know and understand my condition. Definitely I will highly recommend to anyone who needs his service...Read More
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Carmencita Villena in Lake Forest, CA – Aug 30, 2018
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He is by far the best Dr ever! I would never consider going to another Dr. I saw the treatment he did with my father and it was exceptional. He knows what he is talking about and is in touch with his patient's needs. I can't speak highly enough about him. I would give him 100 stars if I could.
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Air Force Pilot in Fallbrook, CA – Jul 16, 2018
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Nwagwu to family and friends. I credit him for "saving my life"! He is also kind, has a great bedside manner and always explains everything to me so that I can understand them. He is an absolutely wonderful doctor. Unfortunately I am less impressed with his...Read More
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Cheryl Hoffman in San Clemente, CA – Jun 22, 2018
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Unbelievable attention to detail, bed side manner and just plain brilliant. He came by recommendation and we couldn’t be more pleased. He operated on my 79 year old mother and we can’t imagine where we would be without his expertise. I work in the medical field and have seen all kinds of...Read More
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Apr 21, 2018
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