Dr. Kamal Kalia, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Kalia
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Telehealth services available

Baystate Neurosurgery Assocs

2 Medical Center Dr Springfield, MA 01107

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Dr. Kamal Kalia, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Medical Center and Holyoke Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kalia to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kalia explained in detail what my surgery entailed, even possible failure. He was patient, never rushing me, and answered all my questions. My surgery was 100% successful, and I can't thank him enough! I have a new life, and I can thank this wonderful man!
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C. J. Pinsonneault – Dec 29, 2021
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Magnificent! I was suffering a "moderate to severe" herniated disc and in debilitating pain. From the first consult, Dr. Kalia was focused on me and my needs, he was clear in explanation, he was empathetic, and confident. The surgery was a success and I feel great. My recovery took longer than expected but Dr. Kalia's predictions and advice turned out to be spot on. He is also extremely respectful and appreciative of those he works with. His bedside manner is superb. His kindness and professionalism are nothing like I've experienced in my 55 years. God bless him.
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Spencer – Apr 22, 2021
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I had spine surgery in January. I barely had feelings in both my legs. I am happy to say as of April 1st all my numbness and pain are gone. He also had great bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Kalia
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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V Michael Fusia – Apr 03, 2021
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Dr. Kalia performed a cervical spinal cord decompression and fusion surgery on me in February 2021. I had consulted with (7) surgeons for this problem. Dr. Kalia's office called me and told me that he wanted to see me. They made an appt for the next day. I knew within 30 seconds of consulting with Dr. Kalia that he would be the surgeon performing the procedure. The word for Dr. Kalia is "precise" and I knew that his precision would ensure a successful outcome. He scheduled surgery for the very next week. Within days, all of my neurological symptoms, including a headache and spasms preventing sleep, were gone. Dr. Kalia has given me my life back and I am extremely grateful.
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Thomas Daly – Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Kamal Kalia is an amazing, intelligent neurosurgeon. I spent 6 months in a wheel chair and taking medication every 8 hours around the clock without relief from the pain. After many doctor’s visits, spine facilities visits, x-rays and MRI’s no one could find out why I couldn’t walk and was in pain. I was referred to Dr. Kalia. I arrived in Dr. Kalia’s office within 5 minutes Dr. Kalia looked at the MRI he advised me I needed back surgery. With Dr. Kalia’s confident and calm manner I felt like this would be the answer to my pain I agreed right away to the surgery. Dr. Kalia met me at the hospital at 6:45 am and was very calming while I was a wreck and asking many unnecessary questions he smiled and asked if I was ready. I woke up from surgery and went home. I was able to walk and I have never sat in the wheel chair again or took another pain medication. I needed to attend physical therapy. I returned to work and continue to go to therapy to lengthen my walking distance.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Karen Couture – Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Kalia was a true life saver. I have had a few unexpected surgeries on my back and without Dr. Kalia I would not be walking right now or able to function the way I can. His expertise, quick action, and decisiveness are incredible. He is far away the best surgeon I have ever had. His follow up, bedside manner, and office staff are incredible as well. He spent quality time with me to ensure the extent of where I was medically and all the things to be prepared for. As medicine goes today he's in a league of his own. I highly recommend anyone seeking a neurosurgeon to utilize Dr. Kalia and his practice. Thanks Dr. Kalia!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marc – Jan 31, 2020
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When my son was five he developed s brain tumor and also needed a shunt- we were so fortunate that dr kalia performed the surgery and it was successful - I am forever great full to this wonderful man
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Chrissy – Sep 20, 2019
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Great experience !! No hassle at all , put a Mobia-c device in my c-6,c-7 vertebrae and all went well . I would ,have and will recommend Dr Kalia 100 percent!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Todd F. Lee Ma – Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. Kalia displayed a I am better than you attitude and made you feel dumb for being there. As I had severe neck pain and cannot turn my head to the right, he walked in and told me twice that he is the Neurosurgeon and will not do anything, then basically walked out of the room. I cannot say for sure, but i would bet he didn't even look at the MRI and just read the report.
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Mar 18, 2019
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If there were 10 stars to give we would give them! Dr. Kalia and staff are are heads above the rest! Cannot thank him enough! Bill DelSoldato and Family Lee ,MA
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Wm. DelSoldato in Lee, MA – Nov 13, 2018
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Dr.kalia identified my spinal problem then completed micosurgury, instant relief. Last year I referred a family friend who was having serious back pain & not getting any relief, again dr.kalia found the problem, preformed surgery, again results were amazing. I would highly recommend dr. Kalia
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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East longmeadow – May 08, 2018
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Dr. Kalia operated on both myself and my husband. We cannot say enough for his professional and clinical skills. He is a brilliant, kind and compassionate gentleman. His office staff is always very supportive. His conservative approach to very delicate spinal disease is very much appreciated. He took the time to explain the pro’s, con’s and complications of such surgery. Bottom line ….he truly is blessed! We love him!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Lou – Apr 18, 2018
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Last May I had Dr. Kalia operate on my pinch nerve on my back. My left leg was in a lot of pain, I couldn't stand for a long period of time. He was present the entire time of recovery making sure I was feeling okay. He was personable and I felt safe with him doing the surgery because of how knowledgeable he was. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kalia to anyone who has to have surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Agawam, MA – Apr 16, 2018
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Dr. Kalia performed neck surgery on me and was the most professional doctor that ever treated me. He is a brilliant surgeon , that I have the utmost respect for. I would recommend him to all my friends and family . I would give him a five star recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter in Suffield , CT – Apr 16, 2018
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Dr. Kalia not only saved our father’s life, but became a close friend along the way. Glioblastoma patients are often told to anticipate 6 months to 2 years. I’m happy to share that our father lived a high quality of life for over ten. (For perspective, this happens less than 1% of the time.) There is no question that it was the compassionate and extraordinary care provided by Dr. Kalia which allowed us the extra time with Dad. There are no words to properly express our gratitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edward Zemba in East Longmeadow, MA – Apr 16, 2018
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I had great experience. I was explained everything. I was also told Surgery is always NOT an option. Pain takes time to go away, which I understand, as at times there are no quick fixes , which most people expect. I would recommend Dr Kalia without any hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anand – Apr 15, 2018
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Dr Kalia saw me over a two year period. He was prudent and cautious in my treatment, always explaining my alternatives. What I liked about him was he was not in a hurry to operate, instead suggesting non-surgical approaches first that worked over time. Should I need to go to a neurosurgeon again, it’s him. He always kept my best interests in focus.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edward in South Hadley – Apr 15, 2018
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Dr. Kalia is a wonderful Doctor. My Dad was a patient. We had a great experience from beginning to end. From the ER to 4 surgeries later, We are thankful that he is able to walk and is back to his normal activities. I would highly recommend Dr. Kalia!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 15, 2018
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My experience was awful. I was referred by pcp after having MRI done on my lower back. I was told I had a compressed nerve causing sciatica nerve pain. When I went to him, I was hoping he would go over my MRI & tell me what was causing all my pain. He told me he only does surgery and that it only works 80% of the time. He told me this would go away on its own. At this point, I had been dealing with pain for 6 months. Come to find out, I have a herniated disc. Very rude, no beside manners.
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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TANYA in MA – Feb 28, 2018
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A former reviewer said exactly how I feel about this doctor. He is rude, arrogant, very uncaring. He pretty much asked me to leave with the condition without giving any options. Whereas, other physicians have given me other options to try. He also has a way of talking to you like he knows everything and has a "0" sense of empathy. For the nerve compression, he WILL NOT do surgery. He says, "just live with walker and meds".
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Hamilton Township – Dec 22, 2017
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Care Philosophy

 honest care.... I'll do the best I can for you

Biography

go to website kalianeurosurgery  to learn more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of Pittsburgh
Internship Hospital
1990
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Kamal Kalia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kalia frequently treats Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), Low Back Pain, and Herniated Disc. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kalia treats.

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Dr. Kalia's office is located at 2 Medical Center Dr, Springfield, MA 01107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kalia's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalia performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kalia performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalia treats Low Back Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kalia treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalia treats Herniated Disc more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Kalia treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Kalia's conditions and procedures:

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Upper Back Pain

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LocalPlus
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Connecticare
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health New England (HNE)
Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Network Health
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Baystate Neurosurgery Assocs

Baystate Neurosurgery Assocs2 Medical Center Dr Springfield, MA 01107
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