Dr. Hugo Benalcazar, MD

Dr. Hugo Benalcazar, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Hugo Benalcazar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bel Air, MD and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Med College Of Wisconsin in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

206 S Hays St

Bel Air, MD 21014

Contact Information

(410) 900-1900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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more than 86% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 86% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Benalcazar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benalcazar "I often remind my patients that even though I am a surgeon, I am also a patient. I understand full well when any patient is apprehensive about a needed surgery because I as a patient would (and have) felt the same way. My care philosophy is based on the simple idea that the care I offer my patient is the same I would want offered to my family member or to myself. In general, the smaller the operation that can be used to solve the problem, the better."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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41  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Maryland Bc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Northwestern University Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Northwestern University Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of California @ Los Angeles School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benalcazar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benalcazar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benalcazar to family and friends
39 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Benalcazar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

After a severe car accident which fractured two vertebrae along with breaking ribs and more, I was told by a spine ortho that I would heal with no problems. 6 months later no relief so I went for a second opinion to Dr. B. within 3 days I had an MRI, and an appt. Dr B came in at Charles request...more
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I am 4 years post op from a neck fusion by Dr. B & couldn't be more pleased. He is an excellent surgeon. From beginning to end , he and his staff went above & beyond to ensure that I had a good outcome. I highly recommend him.
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We had NO idea which Neurosurgeon to use when my son needed back surgery immediately. He is a complicated medical case and Dr.B. was suggested. Initially I was certain that I must get someone at JHH to evaluate and perform whatever procedure was needed. Iwe found the Dr B. Handles difficult cases...more
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I had an ACDF in March, 2017 with Dr. Benalcazar. Throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation to my follow-up care, I couldn't have been in more caring and skilled hands. He changed my life! He took away my pain. He was able to answer all my questions and reassure me about the...more
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Dr. Benalcazar diagnosed my problem with my SI joints immediately and he and his staff have been amazing in helping me with this problem. They have also went above and beyond dealing with my insurance company. I would highly recommend Dr. Benalcazar to anyone suffering the same problem.
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