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Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Ellegala

Sonospine, LLC

1019 Vista Park Dr Ste A1 Forest, VA 24551

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Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Forest, VA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med in 1995 and specializes in neurosurgery, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, and more.


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Dr. Ellegala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellegala treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Ellegala treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellegala treats Spine Disorders more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Ellegala treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ellegala treats Spinal Stenosis more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Ellegala treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Ellegala's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

About Me

Biography

Graduating with honors from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Ellegala continued his studies with a neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia. He spent a year as the Senior Registrar at Auckland Hospital, New...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Harvard & Peter Bent Brigham Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Virginia Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of Washington Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Medical School
1986
University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
1997
1995
1986

Awards

Dr. Ellegala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ellegala

3.6

Based on 39 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Ellegala's Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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If the surgery is anything like the incompetence of trying to actually see a doctor, then don’t do it! I’ve been cancelled twice in the Tyson’s corner location. The first time the night before after I had flown in from out of town for the appointment and then today. I was told the doctor decided to visit his son in Japan. They could have told me this weeks before, before I bought my plane ticket to Northern Virginia. Today I showed up for my Saturday appointment today (they only have Saturday appointments in Tyson corner) and the room was dark - no warning at all. Not to mention I called their urgent care number and no one answered and no one has called back. The urgent care number’s recording tells you to call the main office if this is an urgent call. Unbelievable. The other thing that is suspicious about this practice is that there are no testimonials or scientific literature one can look up. Was really hoping for a cute to my neck pain.
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i can't judge ellegala's surgical skills because i never got that far. i wish i had read other reviews before investing my time in sonospine. this is a company that treats you as though your time has no value, and their time is the only thing that counts. if you enjoy the way you are treated by your bank, or by united airlines, you will be satisfied with sonospine. what comes through is that you are a revenue source. good luck.
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Dr. Ellegala saved my life. I had a fall and suffered a serious brain injury. He was able to bore holes in my head and remove the blood from my brain. I had a lot of other health issues at the time. It’s been along road, but had he not operated when he did, I could have died.
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The consult was very good. I'd like to hear from more patients that have had the sonosculping surgery for advanced spinal stenosis please. You can email me at jpmilam@yahoo.com or call me at 703-962-0751
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My husband has alot of junk going on in his back. We were able to get into see Dr. Ellegala within 2 days of sending the requested information to them. I was impressed w/ the PA & Dr. Ellegala, both were informative & professional as well as concerned for not only my husband but also for me. the only thing I would change is it took awhile between time PA left room & Dr. came in as well as when Dr. left & others came back with information but the wait was worth the wait now 2 find $$ .
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My husband and I drove three hours to Lynchburg and three hours back to have an appointment with Dr. Ellegala. I have scoliosis, stenosis, and bulging disc and am candidate for fusion which i am trying to avoid. I was really looking forward to this appointment for alternative. We were very disappointed when we never even saw Dr. Ellegala. Instead we met with his PA who kind of passed us off and recommended another Dr. in Fairfax. We left confused.
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Did GREAT job with neck surgery!!!
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Virginia Neurospine filed claim with my insurance stating that I had seen Dr Ellegala. An investigator from the insurance company called me and asked me which Dr had seen me. I truthfully stated that I had seen his RN and not Dr Ellegala. The insurance denied the claim and Dr Ellegala sent me a bill. His office staff agreed to investigate. I heard nothing from them for 6 months and then received a letter from a collections agency stating that Dr Ellegala has sent my account to collections
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did not have a successful serguary with this Dr. Have been in pain for months. Waited more than two hours to get medical records. Had 3 weeks to obtain them.I dont know who was at fault the DR. or the nurses or the staff.This Dr spreads him self too thin, meaning he is only his Lynchburg office one day a week
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He did two brain surgeries on my daughter and was so good to our family. He explained everything he was going to do and made sure we we're keep informed how things we're going. We hope to have him do my husband back surgery. I would use him again.
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I was treated very poorly, I was referred to Dr. Ellagala but his staff treated me like nothing was wrong with me and all I needed was PT. I wouldn't refer anyone to his office. The staff didn't care about my pain or offer any real help.
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After a terrible experience with this doctor, I would not recommend allowing anyone to be treated by this fellow. I was so upset from my experience with him that I had to find a different doctor. I am so lucky that I was able to find a better doctor. My new doctor was able to suggest a better and cheaper course of treatment. This doctor scared me and my family.
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I had previously left an unflattering review, however, I may have done so in much haste, my apologies. When I had left the previous review, I was very nervous about my upcoming plans for surgery and unbeknownst to me, Dr. Ellegala was moving to a new office and in the move, things were a bit out of sorts. That is now not the case! My apologies again, as now I see that Dr. Ellegala and his entire team he has, treats the patient with the utmost care and compassion. Thank you Dr. Ellegala!
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After suffering from ongoing back issues for several years (to include several surgeries, and several rounds of epidurals, nerve blocks, and physical therapy), Dr. Ellegala has been the only Neurosurgeon who helped him. We had gone to several doctors and no one seemed to be able to help nor did they treat the problem at hand. If you are looking for skill and expertise, go to Dr. Ellegala.
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After many years of chronic back pain and dealing with the possibility of back surgery for spinal stenosis, I was pleased to learn about this medical practice and Dr. Ellegala. The staff were professional and I felt at ease from my referral phone call to speaking with his PA (Robert) who helped navigate through my MRI results. Dr. Ellegala put me on a treatment plan that day and I was able to immediately get a new MRI, evaluate my condition, and start a new treatment plan going forward.
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Dr Ellegala has an amazing presence that gives all of his patients reassurance that they have chosen the right surgeon. Dr Ellegala takes the time that is necessary to make sure that his patients understand their diagnosis and plan of care. The staff treats each patient with compassion and as an individual.
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DR. Ellegala is a brilliant man. I worked at Lynchburg General and saw him first hand pre surgery patients and post surgery patients. Now I am a patient. I trust him. He is a great surgeon and has great bed side manner. However, if you call his office and leave a message or email them I find they don't reply. I understand he is very busy and I am not his only patient but, when your in pain or facing a surgery you would like a answer or a little compassion from the staff.
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Dr Ellegala is a brilliant neurosurgeon who approaches each surgery with the best possible results for his patient in mind.
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Worst experience ever. There was only 1 pleasant person in the whole office and that was the receptionist. The nurse who assisted me was rude, unprofessional and unhelpful! I went to a lot of trouble to arrange to have all my medical records sent over to them 2 weeks before appointment so Dr. Ellegala could review them and I wouldn't have to rehash the same information I have been to doctors for over 5 years! When I questioned the nurse about the disc she said she'd go look, I know they had it
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He took the time to explain everything to me. There were no question marks when it came time for surgery. The follow up was excellent and he seemed genuinely engaged in the conversation at all times.
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