Dr. Joshua Lucas, MD

Dr. Joshua Lucas, MD

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Dr. Joshua Lucas, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Carmichael, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave Ste 260

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Aetna
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

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. Lucas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lucas performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Lucas performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lucas treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 44% of his peers

Dr. Lucas treats this condition more than 44% of his peers

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  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lucas performs Brain Surgery more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Lucas performs this procedure more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Lucas' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

I strongly believe that a neurosurgeon's ultimate responsibility is to ensure the safety of the patients under his care. In my opinion, this is best achieved with strict attention to detail and adherence to community standards of care. I also believe...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
University of Southern California Department of Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
University of Southern California Department of Neurosurgery
Internship Hospital
2011
University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine
Medical School
2011

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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I am so grateful for Dr. Lucas who quickly analyzed my spinal pain. He performed a virtual non-invasive surgery. I was able to return home the same day and was free of pain. He gets a 5 ***** rating from me. Shirley Schroeder
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Scary situation made better with a competent confident physician! I had an emergency in early January after a fall in November while on vacation. Having stroke like symptoms, he evacuated two subdural hematomas on my brain. The symptoms I was having immediately resolved after surgery. I am recovering and returned to work immediately after a short time off (5 weeks). I had the best possible outcome in a difficult situation. Thank you Dr. Lucas!
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Dr. Lucas was easy to talk with as we discussed the possibility of surgery. My husband and I decide on the surgery and felt very comfortable with the doctor. He explained things thoroughly to us. Even on surgery day he was encouraging, warm and friendly and we went into it with confidence. The results were wonderful. After almost 3 months of daily back pain, it was such a relief to have all the pain gone. Thank you Dr. Lucas.
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Dr. Lucas is amazing and kind. I am grateful about the spine surgery. Thank you.
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I just had back surgery and I am very happy with the results. Dr Lucas answered all of my questions before the surgery. He is very kind and thoughtful. My kids said that he came to them after the surgery and explained how the surgery had gone. He also answered all of their questions. I would definitely recommend him if you are having back problems.
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After I had spoken with Dr lucas, I knew he was the right surgeon for me. He took his time to explain the presedure and answer any questions. When we were done talking, I had the utmost confidence in his ability to perform spinal surgery on me. It's been almost a week and my recovery is as scheduled. Thank you Dr lucas
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