Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD

Dr. Nicholas Slimack, MD

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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

Background Check

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. Slimack's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slimack treats Spine Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Slimack treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Stenosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slimack treats Spinal Stenosis more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Slimack treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spondylosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Slimack treats Spondylosis more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Slimack treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Slimack's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
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 Surgery
Brain Tumor
Brain Tumor Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniotomy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Head and Neck Surgery
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphoplasty
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Fusion
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Myelopathy
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
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
XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Providing a comprehensive explanation of the patient's pathology so that a well-informed decision regarding treatment can be reached.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

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

Dr. Slimack's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Slimack

3.4

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
46.15384615384615%
(6)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
15.384615384615385%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
30.76923076923077%
(4)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Slimack's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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