Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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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.

127 S San Vicente Blvd # A6230

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Brain Aneurysm
very high
more than 92% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gonzalez "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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Specialties

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

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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 Cancer
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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)
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Revascularization
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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

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

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
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gonzalez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gonzalez to family and friends
5.0
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Salem oregon |
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.
in Orange, CA |
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 accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    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
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    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
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  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • HealthPlus
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  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
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  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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  • Husky Health
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  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Gonzalez has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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