Dr. Frank Coufal, MD

Dr. Frank Coufal, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Frank Coufal, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

9834 Genesee Ave Ste 411

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 677-1755

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Coufal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Degenerative Disc Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Coufal treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Coufal treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coufal treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Coufal treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Coufal's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
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
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Care Philosophy

The physicians and staff of La Jolla Neurosurgical Associates, AMC are dedicated to the compassionate care of patients affected with maladies of the central nervous system and spinal column. In that pursuit, we actively engage the most up to date, state of the art technologies to continually improve the patients' ultimate outcome.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Select Specialty Hospital Milwaukee
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Of California San Diego Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of California San Diego Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1984
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1999
1998
1991
1988
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Coufal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Coufal

2.9

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Almost 1 yr ago the Mayo clinic, AZ did a very risky 11hr surgery to remove what Dr Frank Coufal did to me. Mayo does not believe in artificial disks in the lower back. They took that right out and needed to revise his fusion in which the screw stripped. Prior Dr C surgery he could not find...Read More
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Having been thrust into a totally unexpected and difficult medical decision-making role , I am extremely grateful for the continuous communication, highest standards of care and skill , candor, and caring provided by Dr. Coufal. Three weeks ago I was selected by my cousin to orchestrate his...Read More
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After 2 visits & a promise from him that my surgery would be performed within 2 months, I never heard a word back from his so-called office, which he only temporarily works out of. Then out of the blue I get a call saying that he could operate in 5 days. No preop preparation & after calling 9 times...Read More
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My mother needed brain surgery after a stroke. Coufal operated at Scripps La Jolla. After surgery we never saw him again. Only his PA saw my mom. In the ICU the nurse said the incision did not look good. I do not have a medical background and I could tell it was infected. The nurse called Correen...Read More
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Worst Neurosurgeon ever! Don't let his smooth talk and fake personality fool you... He did surgery on my back and his office would not follow up with me... WORST OFFICE EVER!!!! He has a swanky office and probably is able to pay for it because he does the surgery then DASHES!!! My back is still a...Read More
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