Dr. Dragan Dimitrov, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Monterey Spine & Monterey Joint 12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A Monterey, CA 93940 Get Directions
Dr. Dragan Dimitrov, MD

Dr. Dragan Dimitrov, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Monterey, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Dimitrov is affiliated with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Monterey, CA |
Dr Dimitrov knows what he's doing; he has a very good reputation in the area that's well deserved. He did a craniotomy on me to get rid of hematomas pressing against the brain and that surgery was a complete success. I definitely would and do recommend him to my friends
in Monterey, CA |
I had severe stenosis of my lumbar vertebra. After several years of research and trying other options I asked Dr. Dimitrov to open the canals in my l3 l4 vertebra so my spinal cord was not longer pinched. The surgery worked well and I'm starting to see my leg strength come back. Dr. Dimitrov could have easily said, from the very beginning, let's do surgery but instead he had me try other options first. I really respect a doctor who doesn't automatically jump to surgery.
Holland, MI |
I had a very unpleasant experience with this DR. He basically told me that everything Doctors had told me for decades was not true. He belittled me and acted as if nothing I told him was true. He disagreed with the other Surgeon in the office in front of me. His Radiologist assistant was also very rude and shoved me several times and acted annoyed that I could not stand as straight as she wanted ( due to an injury. I never returned.
in Monterey, CA |
Excellent, dedicated, committed to do the best thing possible to resolve your back issues! I would highly recommend Dr. Dimitrov for kyphoplasty surgery. My L1 vertebra had a compression fracture of 50%, my pain was 24/7 and was disabled to a great degree. Dr. Dimitrov is a miracle surgeon who in the span of 45 minutes, cured me and I am free of pain. I would trust him with my life! He is kind, patient, thorough, focussed, so very talented!
in Hollister, CA |
Dr. Dimitrov did my back surgery two years ago. I had instant relief from pain. This was my second back surgery (first one was done by another doctor) and was done correctly. I have been pain free and living a good life since my surgery with Dr. Dimitrov. Would I recommend him? YES! I already have.I would see him again if ever I should have need of a fine surgeon.
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Dr. Dimitrov'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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    New York Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center
    Washington University School Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis