Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd # SW

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-8920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  Procedures

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Uchiyama has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Uchiyama's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Uchiyama

4.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
89.47368421052632%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.526315789473685%
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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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San diego – May 26, 2018
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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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Etta B – May 25, 2018
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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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Arlene M. in San Diego – Dec 19, 2017
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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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Lisa in Murrieta, CA – Mar 19, 2017
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Great Dr. He pays attention and fully explains medical conditions. Very thorough. Love is PA, Josh as well. Fully recommend!
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Xanna in Santee, CA – Jun 09, 2016
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