Dr. David Vansickle, MD

Dr. David Vansickle, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. David Vansickle, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Littleton, CO. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

7780 S Broadway Ste 350

Littleton, CO 80122

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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Brain Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Essential Tremor
very high
more than 90% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 88% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University of Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vansickle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vansickle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vansickle to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Vansickle's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Moriches, NY |
After reading the review about Patricia, Dr. Vansickle's PA I had to write this review. My wife had DBS installed by Dr. Vansickle in June of 2017. Patricia was very professional and did everything she could to make us feel supported. I have worked in hospitals the for last 50 years and I know what to expect. Patricia knew more about DBS than the doctor back in New York. Dr. Vansickle was also very professional and did a great job. Don't believe what on patient wrote.
in Greeley, CO |
Dr VanSickle did my DBS surgery for Parkinson's and Essential Tremor. Not only is he one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I have ever met, he is also the best at what he does! My results from robotic-guided Asleep DBS are miraculous. I highly recommend Dr. VanSickle!
in Westmister CO |
Dr. Vansickle was highly recommended to me. I met him once before my cervical fusion, and briefly before my procedure. My main complaint is with his PA, Patricia. She was the most difficult, uncaring, and unprofessional representative that I had the misfortune to meet. My surgery, which in it's self was taxing & painful, was compounded with the added stress of having to deal with Patricia. She was curt and uninformed, & at no point offered any useful information regarding postoperative care
in Aurora, CO |
Dr VanSickle is a caring, compassionate, and very gifted surgeon. I had DBS surgery for Parkinsons, and my tremors have stopped. His PA has been very patient and caring with me as well. Even with some complications, the surgery has improved my life greatly.
in Littleton, CO |
After having one failed spine surgery,I was desperate for answers to fix my on chronic back pain.I had tried everything prior to meeting Dr. Vansickle.He came highly reccomended from many of his peers. I was able to book my initial consultation with him in a timely manner, and was hopeful after our first meeting. I had my second back surgery with him just a few months after our initial consultation. 3 yrs. later I stand here totally, pain-free, happy, and have a new lease on life thanks to Dr.V
in Brighton, CO |
Listened carefully, showed me the MRI's, offered options and gave me choices so I could make an informed decision. At the time, I was in a lot of pain and didn't ask questions about the surgery as I would like. Little or no educational process about the procedure or what to expect, what to prepare for at home, what kind of pain relief I would expect. I saw Dr. V for a brain lesion a number of years ago and was very impressed with his humanity, thouroughness and confidence. More education!
in Denver, CO |
Dr. VanSickle proved he is one of the best surgeons performing Deep Brain Stimulation ?DBS? surgery anywhere. His precise placement of the leads in my brain resulted in dramatic improvement in my Parkinson?s symptoms including: posture, gait, fine motor skills, speech and renewed ability perform activities quickly and easily. The surgery rolled back my symptoms to a time prior to diagnosis 10 years ago. Stopped taking 2 of 4 drugs previously required to manage the symptoms. A+ bedside manner.
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Dr. Vansickle accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vansickle has admitting privileges

Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
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Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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