Dr. Laligam Sekhar, MD

Dr. Laligam Sekhar, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Laligam Sekhar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Chennai Medical College in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.

908 Jefferson St Fl 5

Seattle, WA 98104

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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
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more than 95% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 93% of peers
more than 85% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
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22  Procedures

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  • Chennai Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Cook Co Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Krankenhaus Nordstadt
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Hospital Inc-Flexible or Transitional Year
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Neurological Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Tamil

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What People Say About Dr. Laligam Sekhar, MD
Dr Sekhar was my second opinion and my final choice when it came to an acoustic neuroma. I saw two more opinions after him that had different approaches and procedures, but he was patient to answer my further questions both via email and phone call. There came a time that I nervously put off the...Read More
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Amy in Boise, ID – May 22, 2018
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Dr. Sekhar saved my life by putting 2 clips in for my 1.1 cm, very large brain anuerysm . I will be forever grateful to this very skilled surgeon. The nurse (Pamela, not Pam as she corrected me) was another story. Berating me until I was in tears for smoking, I quit the day before surgery 4 years...Read More
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Julie in Walla Walla – Apr 06, 2018
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Dr. Ask her saved my life when I had a ruptured brain aneurysm, he then found more before they ruptured. He is very skilled in what he does, his staff for the most part is awesome!
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South Colby – Mar 27, 2018
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I had a large vestibular schwanoma excised in Jan 2015. Thanks to Dr Sekhar and Harborbview rehab I am walking, talking, swallowing and smiling (a little crooked, but who cares!). Dr Sekhar and his efficient team (except for 1 Nurse practitioner) were skilled, compassionate and approachable. As...Read More
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christine damitio in Olympia Wa – May 22, 2017
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The best neurosurgeon. I saw him 15 years ago (oh my!) and he saved my life. I lived in Boston, but was visiting Virginia when I had my annie. I was sad to see him move cross country but Seattle is very lucky to have this man.
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Lisa in Center Ossipee, NH – Feb 26, 2016
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