Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD

Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  

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Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Santa Maria Specialty Health Center

300 S Stratford Ave

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 83% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 73% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 72% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Slimack does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Infection
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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26  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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.


  • Swarthmore College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cedar-Sinai
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Northwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD
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I waited 2 months to see him. An hour before my appointment I got a call from his staff and they said he would not be in this afternoon no explanation on what happened they said they would call and give me a new appointment that was 2 days ago.
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Dr Slimack saved my sons life. He took on my son after a bad motorcycle accident against all odds. I will always remember him. He also was very kind to me and very concerned about my well being, and the survival of my son. I cant say enough good things..... except, thank you Nicholas!
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Horrible front office scheduled my surgery and then told me 2 days before surgery that they never scheduled me. In April he said I needed surgery in July he said he wasn't sure if it would help me or hinder me further. I asked him 4 times if he wanted to do my surgery or not and he avoided the...Read More
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My experience was wonderful I have never met a more caring and knowledgeable Doctor I needed major neck surgery and was at ease knowing Dr slimack was taking care of me I can not thank Dr slimack and his wonderful staff for everything They deserve all 5 stars hands down
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If you are in need of a neurosurgeon you do not need to leave the central coast to find an excellent one. Dr. Slimack is an excellent physician and surgeon. He has exceeded my expectations in all areas. He provides extraordinary care both at his office and while in the hospital. You will likely...Read More
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