Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

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Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Greater College Of Our Lady Of The Rosary in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and more.

127 S San Vicente Blvd # A6230

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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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. Gonzalez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebrovascular Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 89% of his peers

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

Brain Aneurysm
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Brain Aneurysm more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Aneurysm
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Aneurysm more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Basilar Artery Insufficiency
  • Berry Aneurysm - Cirrhosis - Pulmonary Emphysema - Cerebral Calcification
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Infarction
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brainstem Strokes
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Catheter Angiography
  • Catheterization
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cavernous Venous Malformation
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Complex Aneurysmal Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Disorders
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Revascularization
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Stroke-Like Aphasia
  • Stroke-Like Dysarthria
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide patients with innovative, effective, and safe interventions for cerebrovascular diseases and stroke. I underwent a demanding and unique training in radiology and neurosurgery to acquire the skills necessary for their treatment. ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Ucla-Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Ucla-Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
2007
Ucla-Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
2001
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of El Rosario-Radiology
Residency Hospital
1993
Greater College Of Our Lady Of The Rosary
Medical School
1993
Rosario University
Undergraduate School
2007
2007
2007
2001
1999
1993
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, 2013
  • Ruth and Raymond Stotter Chair - Excellence in Neurosurgery Research, Teaching and Clinical Performance, 2011
  • Michael Brothers Memorial Award in Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, 2001
  • American Heart Association - Science Innovation Award, 2012
  • Ulrich Batzdorf Neurosurgery Teaching Award, 2010, 2011
  • Stein Oppenheimer Award - Research Award for Endovascular Stroke Model, 2008
  • National Radiology Award - Colombian Radiology Association, 1997
  • Summa Cum Laude University of el Rosario School of Medicine, 1993

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Dr Gonzales saved my life when I suffered a brain aneurysm in 2017. Through his care I have fully recovered with no residual effects from this. After replacement of my shunt over the first year, a new way of placing the shunt in my head and the application of fat injections to the shunt tube to my...Read More
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Dr. Gonzalez saved my life. He is a very special doctor with an excellent bed-side manner! I truly love him, and am forever in his debt. Thank you, dear Dr. Gonzalez, and thank you to everyone at at Cedars. ??
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Dr Gonzalez accepted my mom for higher level of care and treated her for a brain bleed. He is the go to neurosurgeon in the world with his expertise, courteousness, humility and intelligence. And ceders Sinai hospital in LA was a great hospital. Very courteous and attentive staff. My mom is having...Read More
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He's an amazing doctor. Very caring and humble. He makes you feel safe and secure and provides comfort and ease to your situation.
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Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Health Net of California
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Large Group PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
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