Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Gonzalez
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Cedars Sinai Medical Center

127 S San Vicente Blvd # A6230 Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gonzalez has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Greater College Of Our Lady Of The Rosary medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzalez to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gonzalez is an amazing, talented, and caring surgeon. He treated my mom 5 years ago at UCLA by putting a stent on her aneurysm. He made my mom and all of us feel at peace and safe. Once he moved to Cedars- Sinai, so did my mom for her yearly check up. His team, in particular Antoinette, are amazing. He also speaks Spanish which made my family and I happy since he explained the surgery in relatable terms so my mom could understand.
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Paola Flores – Aug 06, 2020
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Dr. Gonzalez saved my life, and I and my family will forever be grateful to him. I had a diagnosed brain aneurysm that began to rupture in September 2015. I had an emergency operation (embolization) performed by Dr. Gonzalez and his neurosurgery team (UCLA). My outcome was highly successful. People who know about my treatment are amazed, not only that I survived, but that my recovery was so complete. The care I received from Dr. Gonzalez and his team before and following my surgery was exceptional. This is a very scary condition to have. You want care from someone you can trust. You can trust Dr. Gonzalez. If he is your surgeon, you will truly be in good hands.
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Valarie H. – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr Gonzalez, my angel, saved my life February 29, 2008. Initially given a 2% chance for survival after an AVM ruptured I am 100% and feeling great. Could not give enough stars, as I literally owe this man my life. God Bless. David
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David Guenther – Jan 11, 2020
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1A Super, totalmente Bueno, bravo, bravo !!!
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May 01, 2019
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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 skull has built up the skin area that has kept my shunt from breaking through the skin. He is a caring, concerned professional that I trust my life with. I was lucky it was Dr. Gonzalez who treated me.
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Rikki in CA, CA – Feb 25, 2019
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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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Ana I. Ramirez – Jul 14, 2018
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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 a good recovery.
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Jaswinder Kaur MD in Salem oregon – Aug 12, 2017
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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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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. 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.Less...

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

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Dr. Gonzalez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gonzalez

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gonzalez treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gonzalez treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 423-0783.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Gonzalez performs this procedure more than 59% of their peers

Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez performs Brain Surgery more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Gonzalez performs this procedure more than 51% of their peers

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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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Cedars Sinai Medical Center127 S San Vicente Blvd # A6230 Los Angeles, CA 90048
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