Dr. Emeka Nchekwube, MD

Dr. Emeka Nchekwube, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
72 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Emeka Nchekwube, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Clara, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Dr. Nchekwube J Emeka - MD

1825 Civic Center Dr Ste 17

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Benesys
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 48% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 46% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 44% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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17  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.


  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Ind University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Wayne St University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nchekwube has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Emeka Nchekwube, MD
Dr Nchekwube saved my life! He is a wonderful surgeon!
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Edith Pollock Kerr in San Jose, CA – Aug 03, 2018
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I have had a Migraine like headache for 23 years and was treated with pain killers without understanding the cause. I saw him last week and he diagnosed me with Arthritis in less than 5 minutes and gave me an injection that has saved me from my daily headaches in the past 3 days. He knows his...Read More
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Farhad Kashani in Atherton, CA – Mar 23, 2017
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They found a brain tumor the size of a lemon a week ago. The doctor operated and he did such a wonderful job. It is truly rare to meet a doctor who has such high skills and such a wonderful bedside manner. He put not only all of my family at ease with his goodness and kindness. He truly is a very...Read More
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Ruthann Walker in San Jose, CA – Aug 04, 2016
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