Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Ciacci
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

University of California San Diego Medical Center

9300 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ciacci to book an appointment.

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Dr Ciacchi & his team followed up a mri result from my neurologist. One series of follow up imaging & 3 days later I was having 2 days of surgery removing replacing discs the 2nd day was a 9 hour surgery removing protruding bones & spine. 2 titanium rods replaced spine connecting cervical & thoracic. I was up walking 2 days later & home the 3rd What was diagnosed as severe threat to my spine was repaired & I have steadily improved over last year. Mostly healing of nerves & muscles across m shou
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Working a very physically demanding job for my entire life, my back was a constant source of concern. Eventually my chiropractic solutions became ineffective. Pain severe enough for an E.R. visit sent me to Dr. Ciaccis office. His advice was surgery. After months of trying to avoid the knife, I finally commited. Everything went exactly as was descrbed to me. One year post surgery now and I'm feeling 20 years younger. Thank Dr. Ciacci! You changed my life!!!!!
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Biography

Joseph Ciacci, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with extensive experience in neuro-oncology of the spine and brain. He leads clinics at Moores Cancer...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ciacci frequently treats Lymphoma Evaluation, Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations, and Erythropoietin Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ciacci treats.

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Dr. Ciacci's office is located at 9300 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ciacci speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Ciacci's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Ciacci performs Lymphoma Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
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Dr. Ciacci performs Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciacci performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Hemophilia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Ciacci accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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University of California San Diego Medical Center9300 Campus Point Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
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