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Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Uchiyama

Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(858) 554-8920

Dr. Uchiyama accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Uchiyama's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Uchiyama treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Uchiyama treats Spondylosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Uchiyama performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Uchiyama performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy

Dr. Uchiyama's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Utah Hospital
Residency Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Internship Hospital
1992
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
1992

Awards

Dr. Uchiyama's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Uchiyama

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
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He may have good hands, but he is sorely lacking in a good heart. He gave me pain meds post surgery and, when I asked for supervision, neither he nor his assistants were available to me. I had a bad reaction and even worse withdrawal. When I gave him a less than good review and asked if I could...Read More
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I can't speak to his skills as a physician but I'm sure they're good. I can speak to his office's scheduling skills and they're poor. I was called almost immediately from the main waiting room and then I waited 60 minutes in the small room. I was told he was running behind twice. Granted the...Read More
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The most kind and compassionate doctor ever! Dr. Uchiyama is my Superman. He always takes the time to explain things and has never given up hope in finding solutions. He also has an awesome supportive team-his PA’s- Josh & Alia, RN’s-Andrea & Gina and his secretary, Sandra is the absolute best-who...Read More
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I was recommended to Dr. Uchiyama by my primary doctor who was treated by Dr. U. I had to wait 3 months for an appointment but it was definitely worth it. He is thorough, offers explanations that are easy to understand, attentive, patient and listens. I needed surgery and he and his team were...Read More
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I saw dr uchiyama for low back pain. I ended up needing surgery. Dr uchiyama is extremely knowledgable, straight to the point, experienced, honest, caring & only will suggest & do what is best for you. His PA, Joshua Del Hommee is also wonderful! I would NEVER even suggest that a patient see anyone...Read More
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