Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD

Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery, hematology & oncology, and more.Read his story

4510 Executive Dr

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
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more than 44% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 35% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 21% of peers

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Dr. Ciacci's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ciacci "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 Center in La Jolla.Dr. Ciacci’s primary interests are tumors of the spine and brain, complex spinal reconstruction, and stereotactic radiosurgery, a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-power energy on a small area of the body. As a professor of surgery, Dr. Ciacci directs the Neurosurgery Residency Program.Dr. Ciacci was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 9 years prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego Health. He also has been a visiting professor and delivered lectures throughout the United States and Internationally.He completed neuro-oncology fellowships at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health, completed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and interned at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He earned his medical degree from University of Buffalo, SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences."
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3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.

Education

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mount Sinai, School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Naval Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ciacci has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ciacci's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ciacci

3.5

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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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...Read More
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Dave Datz in Kailua Kona, HI – Jul 04, 2018
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NEGATIVE 5 .HE NEVER CAME INTO SEE ME ONLY HIS STUDENTS. EVEN AFTER I ASKED TO SEE HIM.NOT EVEN SURE HE IS A DOCTOR.AFTER SURGERY WAS NOT SUCEFULL HE FELT A NEED TO SPEAK WITH ME. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND TO ANYTHING MAN OR ANIMAL.
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san digeo – Dec 31, 2017
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He & his team spent nearly an hour explaining my MRI to me my options & then we planned my future more tests & x rays prior to my likely surgery I was very confident about my pending future.
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John in San Diego Ca – Aug 13, 2016
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