Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, MD

Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
68 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Giancarlo Barolat, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Barolat Neuroscience

1721 E 19th Ave Ste 434

Denver, CO 80218
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Barolat performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autonomic Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Barolat's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barolat "Dr. Barolat finished medical school in 1974 at the University of Torino, Italy. He then undertook a residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Torino. Subsequently, he took a fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery and Neurostimulation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Following the fellowship, Dr. Barolat took a second residency in Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the same institution he also completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Barolat is certified both by the American and by the Italian Board of Neurosurgery. Dr. Barolat was professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University, director of Neurosurgical Services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) and director of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University until December 2004. Dr. Barolat practiced at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital from 1985 to 2004. His practice has encompassed cranial and spinal surgery as well as functional neurosurgery. Dr. Barolat has had extensive involvement with the oncology department in the surgical management of cerebral and spinal metastasis, particularly malignant melanomas. Dr. Barolat also functioned as the main pediatric neurosurgeon at TJUH, operating primarily on newborn infants with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Dr. Barolat has extensive experience with surgical spine procedures. Dr. Barolat was fellowship trained in spinal cord and spine injuries. He was an integral part of the TJUH Spinal Cord Injury Program for over ten years. As such, he has performed hundreds of complex spine operations. He has also been involved in the surgical management of intractable seizures through brain resection procedures and implantation of vagus nerve stimulator devices. Dr. Barolat was president of the International Neuromodulation Society and is on the Board of the American Neuromodulation Society and on the Editorial Board of the Journal, Neuromodulation. He is currently director-at-large of the International Neuromodulation Society. Dr. Barolat is also one of the world leaders in the area of neuro-implantable technologies for the management of pain and motor disorders. Dr. Barolat is one of the pioneers of spinal cord stimulation for spasticity and pain management. His practice is one of the largest in the country, with patients being referred from all over the United States as well as from abroad. Dr. Barolat has performed, in the span of 32 years, over 8,000 neurostimulation procedures. His experience encompasses basically almost every neurostimulation application ever appeared on the market. This includes neurostimulation for pain, paralysis, headaches, spasticity, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, bladder dysfunction to name a few. Dr. Barolat has been the author of over 90 medical articles and book chapters. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally. In May 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgery and, in 2013, by the North American Neuromodulation Society. Dr Barolat has been practicing neurosurgery and neuromodulation in Denver, Colorado since June 2005. He is affiliated with the Presbyterian/St. Lukes Medical Center. During his spare time, Dr. Barolat enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, playing tennis, hiking, traveling and being with his dogs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barolat "I offer the highest level of skills and dedication within my field of expertise. I believe the experience I bring to the practice is of the highest caliber. I take great pride in being able to help some of the most difficult pain conditions and strive to make each patient's experience a most positive one."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

43  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine 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 Torino
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Torino
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barolat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barolat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barolat to family and friends
42 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Barolat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

very patient. Listened to all of my concerns. explained everything so that my wife & I could understand
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If you have tried with little success in reducing your pain level, look no further, Dr. Barolat is the best of the best and is truly amazing. He truly cares about his patients as well. Dr. Barolat and his team will give you the utmost respect and will develop a treatment plan that fits you. Dr....more
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Terrific communication, explained and demonstrated proposed procedure clearly, with specificity and easy-to-understand terminology which made my comfort level rise to the ultimate level needed for a successful outcome. Thank you!
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Dr. Barolat and his staff are the best in the business. I have been fighting chronic pain for the last three years. Dr. Barolat and his team have given me hope for the future and I am slowly regaining my life back. He is and excellent surgeon and a wonderful human being. He cares about his patients...more
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Caring, concerned, diligent. Goes above and beyond. Truthful and direct. Incredible staff. Phones answered by a human, not a machine. Barely a wait time. Spends every minute I need. Have recommended him at least three times. Wish he were my PCP. Really need more like him in today’s medical climate....more
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