Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Ciacci
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Telehealth services available

UC San Diego Health

4510 Executive Dr San Diego, CA 92121

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Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 31 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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Robert s lassiter – Oct 03, 2019
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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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About Me

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 Center in La Jolla.Dr. Ciacci’s primary interests are tumors of the spine and brain, comp...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

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Ciacci accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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
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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
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
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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
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PERS Select-CA HMO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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Dr. Ciacci's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciacci treats Spine Disorders more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci treats this condition more than 56% 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
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Spinal Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciacci treats Spinal Stenosis more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ciacci treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Ciacci's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Locations

UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health4510 Executive Dr San Diego, CA 92121
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest4168 Front St San Diego, CA 92103
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103
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