Dr. Michael Levy, MD

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Dr. Michael Levy, MD
Michael L. Levy, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at UC San Diego Health and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. Dr. Levy's primary surgical interests are in pediatric and vascular neurosurgery. He has evaluated the longevity and outcome in children with brain tumors and the relationship of certain variables and treatments to their to survival. He has also evaluated survival and predicted models of outcome including surgical management in pediatric and adolescent head trauma and community-based efforts at prevention and communication. A gifted teacher, Dr. Levy, serves as a professor in the UCSD Neurosurgery resident training program, inspiring the next generation of pediatric neurosurgeons. His vascular research includes the relationships of cerebral blood flow to cardiac output in patients with aneurysmally induced subarachnoid hemorrhage and vasospasm. His research has led to treatments with both hyperdynamic protocols and the use of inotropes throughout the country. Further research involves the use of rheologic agents to further increase cerebral blood flow and perfusion to ischemic regions of the brain during cerebrovasospasm. Dr. Levy’s other interests include technical methodologies within neurosurgery. He has developed novel techniques of intervention for children and adults using modified endoscopes for catheter placement within the ventricular system of the brain, and using endoscopes as adjuvants during microsurgery. He has further developed picture-in-picture image graphics for the operating microscope and the use of head mounted display systems for both endoscopic and microscopic neurosurgical procedures. He also studies the 3-dimensional representation of the central nervous system and the relationship of neoplastic and vascular abnormalities to functional structures to maximize both neurosurgical approaches and patient outcome. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Southern California (USC). He also obtained a PhD degree in biophysics from USC. He then completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is board-certified in neurosurgery. Dr. Levy joined the USC faculty in 1993 and left to join Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in August 2002.

7910 Frost St Ste 120

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 966-8574

Dr. Michael Levy, MD

Dr. Michael Levy, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Dr. Levy's Experience

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Dr. Levy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
23

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
4

Procedures

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Chldrn's Hosp Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Levy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Levy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Levy to family and friends
3.1
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Levy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Cleveland, OH |
He is a very skilled and compassionate surgeon.
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Dr. Levy accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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
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    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
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Hospitals where Dr. Levy has admitting privileges

Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
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UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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