Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

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Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines NS 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd # SW, La Jolla, CA 92037 Get Directions
(858) 554-8920

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Dr. Uchiyama specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in La Jolla, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Uchiyama's Reviews

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Dr. Uchiyama's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Murrieta, CA |
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 except these two! I have found the best & will stay with them! Staff if kind, empathetic & understanding also. What a great package deal ~ i have NO complaints AT ALL (i'm usually critical too!)lol ??
in Santee, CA |
Great Dr. He pays attention and fully explains medical conditions. Very thorough. Love is PA, Josh as well. Fully recommend!
in San Diego, CA |
I would NOT recommend him. His post-op care is negligent, it is very difficult to schedule appointments, he and his associates do not get back to you promptly and, when you do get to speak to them, they are arrogant and deprecating. I was given opiates and benzodiazepines and little to no supervision. When I expressed concern, they were dismissive. I was left out in the cold and wound up having to deal withdrawal basically on my own. He may have operating skills bot zero people skills.
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Dr. Uchiyama's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Utah Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Los Angeles

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis