Dr. Israel Chambi Venero, MD

Dr. Israel Chambi Venero, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Israel Chambi Venero, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Santa Ana, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Read his story

801 N Tustin Ave Ste 406

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 93% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Chambi Venero's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chambi Venero "Dr. Chambi completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Toronto and is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Chambi is an outstanding clinician who has over 20 years expertise in diseases of the peripheral nerves and brachial plexus. He is an active member of the professional neurosurgical community and has served on many committees, as president and vice president, within those professional societies. Overall a brilliant physician, Dr. Chamb is passionate about quality patient care."


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Judgment : 3/3/2016
    Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
    State: 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.


  • National Autonomous University Of Mexico / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Martin Luther King Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Lac King/Drew Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Toronto Faculty Med Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chambi Venero has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chambi Venero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chambi Venero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chambi Venero to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Chambi Venero'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 (11)
in Santa Ana, CA |
I had a left L5-S1lumbar microdiscectomy and foraminotomy surgery recently. I had severe leg pain, and after surgery I have no pain. I do not even take pain medications. I was surprised that I came out of surgery without any pain. I can walk long distances. I got my legs back. I would highly recommended dr Chambi to anyone suffering from lumbar back pain.
in Santa Ana, CA |
I am very happy with my surgery. I feel so much better after my neck surgery. And I am very blessed that I found Dr. Chambi and that he is my doctor.
in Santa Ana, CA |
People have been very nice and efficient.
Irvine, CA |
Thank you for saving my life from brain ruptured aneurysm. Until today I'm still alive after 15 years fr brain surgery. No disability, completely normal after surgery. You are amazing doctor surgeon. I'm so blessed to have a second life.
in Tarzana. CA |
Very professional and educated. He is carring and compassionate. Very family oriented and the staff is excellent. I am very happy to be in the care of such providers. I would recommend Dr. Israel Chambri with flying colors. Ian M. Medjes
in Santa Ana, CA |
Dr. Chambi has been a great help to me. HE has performed neck, back surgery, including sciatic nerve decompression and peroneal nerve repair. I have come out of all my surgeries with great success. I would recommend dr. Chambi to anyone who is looking for pain relief with their spine or nerves.
in Santa Ana, CA |
The dr and the whole staff are professional and a pleasure to deal with.
in Santa Ana, CA |
in Santa Ana, CA |
El Doctor chambi me opera y estoy Muy bien grasias a el
in Los Angeles, CA |
He is one of the best Doctors I have ever seen! He came highly recommend by a friend and can read MRI's and shows you things that other Dr's miss !
in Santa Ana, CA |
Dr. Chambi and his team were professional and easy to work with throughout the process.
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Dr. Chambi Venero accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    SmartCare HMO
  • Humana
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chambi Venero has admitting privileges

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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