Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

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Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

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Dr. Gonzalez's 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. This makes me one of the few specialists in the country with the abilities to treat these disorders with surgical and endovascular techniques and the only one with the complete background in Neurosurgery and Radiology. I have performed more than a thousand interventions with these techniques, and thanks to my rigorous training and profound respect for every patient I have been successful providing high quality care for these individuals. Every interaction with a patient represents to me a delicate and important occasion in which I have the opportunity to exalt the medical profession by acting with supreme deference to the ultimate motivation of my job, the patient, that individual in pain or distress that I am here to help.

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    Advanced Health Science Pavillion127 S San Vicente Blvd # A6230
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
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    Dr. Gonzalez Says:

    I want to thank all the thoughtful messages posted by numerous patients I have had the honor to treat. I take with the outmost commitment every interaction and opportunity to provide effective services for patients with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke.

    Dr. Gonzalez's Performance
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Time well spent
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    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
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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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    Dr. Gonzalez's 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. This makes me one of the few specialists in the country with the abilities to treat these disorders with surgical and endovascular techniques and the only one with the complete background in Neurosurgery and Radiology. I have performed more than a thousand interventions with these techniques, and thanks to my rigorous training and profound respect for every patient I have been successful providing high quality care for these individuals. Every interaction with a patient represents to me a delicate and important occasion in which I have the opportunity to exalt the medical profession by acting with supreme deference to the ultimate motivation of my job, the patient, that individual in pain or distress that I am here to help.

    Dr. Gonzalez says...

    Dr. Gonzalez is uniquely qualified to address cerebrovascular problems such as intracranial aneurysms, AVMs, moyamoya disease and other forms of stroke. Dr. Gonzalez is one of the few specialists in the world with completed residencies in both Neurosurgery and Radiology, and specific completed fellowships in Interventional Neuroradiology and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery.

    Dr. Gonzalez says...

    Cerebrovascular and Endovascular procedures require specialized knowledge and  technical expertise that Dr. Gonzalez has acquired through intense training with completed residencies in both Neurosurgery and Radiology, and specific completed fellowships in Interventional Neuroradiology and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery.

    This unique training, in addition to several years of clinical and surgical practice with thousands of patients treated for this conditions, makes Dr. Gonzalez specially qualified for the management of these disorders.

    Dr. Gonzalez says...

    I want to thank all the thoughtful messages posted by numerous patients I have had the honor to treat. I take with the outmost commitment every interaction and opportunity to provide effective services for patients with cerebrovascular disorders and stroke.

    Dr. Gonzalez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • 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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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acute Stroke
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Amaurosis Fugax
    • Aneurysm
    • 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
    • Arterial Insufficiency
    • Arterial Occlusive Disease
    • Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
    • Basilar Artery Insufficiency
    • Berry Aneurysm - Cirrhosis - Pulmonary Emphysema - Cerebral Calcification
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Hemorrhage
    • Brain Infarction
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brainstem Strokes
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Carotid Bruit
    • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
    • Carotid Dissection
    • Cavernous Hemangioma
    • Cavernous Malformation Brain
    • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
    • Cavernous Venous Malformation
    • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Complex Aneurysmal Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dissecting Aneurysm
    • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
    • Ear Disorders
    • Endovascular Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Peripheral Artery Disease
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Saccular Aneurysm
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • 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

    Education

    • Medical School
      Greater College Of Our Lady Of The Rosary

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California At Los Angeles

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      Ucla-Neurosurgery

      Completed in 2007

      University Of El Rosario-Radiology

      Completed in 1999

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Ucla-Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      Rosario University

      Graduated in 1993

    • Other Education
      Ucla-Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

      Completed in 2007

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • Acute Stroke Intervention
    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • Aneurysm Embolization
    • Aneurysm Stenting
    • Aneurysm Surgery
    • Angiography
    • Angioplasty
    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • Balloon Angioplasty
    • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
    • Brain Surgery
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Carotid Surgery
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Catheter Angiography
    • Catheterization
    • Cerebral Angiography
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cerebrovascular Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
    • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
    • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
    • Endovascular Procedure
    • Endovascular Stent Grafting
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
    • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
    • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
    • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
    • Revascularization
    • Stent Grafting
    • Stenting
    • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization