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Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Ciacci

Dr. Joseph Ciacci, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 30 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.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Ciacci accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Ciacci's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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normal

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

Spinal Stenosis
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normal

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

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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

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, com...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ciacci's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ciacci

3.5

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
55.55555555555556%
(10)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(6)

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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 &...Read More
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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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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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