Dr. Jacob Young, MD

Dr. Jacob Young, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Jacob Young, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

500 Martha Jefferson Dr

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Contact Information

(434) 654-5260

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Young's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young treats Spondylolisthesis more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young treats Spondylosis more than 94% of his peers

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

Spine Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Young treats Spine Disorders more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Young's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Back Pain
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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
Congenital Spine Disorders
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniospinal Trauma
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Hematoma
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Excessive Sweating
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracranial Hematoma
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Neck Injuries
Neck Pain
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hematoma
Subdural Hemorrhage
Sweaty Palms
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

1. Neurosurgery should be a holistic practice, which more often than not involves non-surgical approaches. 2. Even when surgery is necessary, smaller operations are often more effective than large, invasive ones. 3. A neurosurgeon's most useful di...


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


  • 1993
    Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1987
    Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 1986
    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
  • 1982
    Florida State University
    Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • AOA Medical Honor Society, 1985

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What People Say About Dr. Jacob Young, MD
After 10 years of struggling to have my neck and back fixed, was referred to Dr. Young by my primary doctor. The best referral I have received. Dr. Young was up front with me about my condition and went to bat for me with my health insurance! Since surgery on my neck in 2014 and my lower back March...Read More
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His evaluation of my back problems were completely different from that of the other doctor in his practice. I don't believe he totally read the reports/notes concerning my case. I will not be seeing him again.
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
PHCS Network PPO
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
United Healthcare

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