Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD

Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Prasad is affiliated with Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

Mercy Medical Group

3939 J St Ste 250

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

I apply the same standard of care, compassion and conscientiousness to all patients that you would expect for your own family.   To paraphrase the Golden Rule, “Take care of others as you would want others to take care of you.”
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Dr. Prasad's Experience

Dr. Prasad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Ear Disorders
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Joint Synovial Cysts
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Facet Block
  • Facetectomy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of California, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • UC Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • UC Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • UC Davis Sch Med/Med Ctr
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Director of Neurosurgery at the Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California, 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 2016
  • Chief of Neurosurgery at Mercy General Hospital, 2016
Media & Publications

Dr. Prasad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prasad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prasad to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Prasad Says:

I wish to express my appreciation to all my patients who have taken the time to leave their feedback.  My staff and I make sure we track the feedback so that we may continuously improve our service.  If you do have an issue with any of the care you have received, please do not hesitate to let us know what you need.  Call Tisha at 916-733-3401.

Dr. Prasad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Sacramento, CA |
my name is kent hubbard...I had back surgery in January of 2017...by Dr. Prasad and his wonderful support group and office staff. I would like to commend his PA ...Jennifer Bownan ..his surgery support group...his office staff...and anyone else he had on his team regarding my surgery. My recovery time at Mercy General ...4040 J street...was minimal..I had the best medical care I could have ever hoped for! My night nurse..wish I could remember her name..was the best! Prasad and Jennifer.THANKS!
in Citrus Heights, CA |
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Prasad. Having been operated on and treated by him he has always answered all my questions so that I understood the procedure and subsequent recovery. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
in Pollock Pines, CA |
I have seen Dr Prasad for my chronic low back issues that I have been dealing with for 10 years. All I can say is Dr Prasad is the BEST!!! He recognized my problems and explained everything to me in great detail. If you are in need of a neurosurgeon you can be sure that Dr Prasad will treat you very well, as he is an excellent, top notch, well experienced doctor!
Cameron Park, CA |
Extremely personable, explains everything to my understanding. Easy to talk to and down to earth.
in Sacramento CA |
Dr Prasad is an excellent doctor, taking the time to explain the procedures, executing the surgery flawlessly. Thanks to him, my recent back surgery was an outstanding success and I am recovering well.
in Lincoln, CA |
Dr. Prasad has preformed two different surgery on me. My neck and my back. I had an outstanding experience with my hospital care. Dr. Prasad made sure my care was excellent. Each surgery was explained in detail as to what to expect. I would highly recommend Dr. Prasad to anyone needing a good Neurosurgical Surgert.
in Woodland, CA |
The level of care my husband received from Dr. Prasad for a brain bleed was exemplary. He was thorough in his evaluation and so knowledgeable as he explained everything to us. He patiently answered all our questions. Emergency surgery was at 9 PM. Dr. Prasad spent time with us afterwards telling us about the surgery, which went well and he, again, answered all our questions. We feel Dr. Prasad was caring, competent and conscientious, We would not hesitate to recommend him.
in Woodland, CA |
My father had to have emergency surgery for a brain bleed. Dr. Prasad was thorough, spoke to me in a way I could understand, answered all my questions, and even touched on subjects I hadn't considered. He spent a significant amount of time before and after the surgery with my family making sure we were comfortable with everything and all questions were answered. Best part... My dad is expected to have a 99% recovery!
in Sacramento, CA |
I have worked with Dr. Prasad for several years, in a professional capacity,and would recommend him in an instant. His level of professionalism and empathy for his patients is unmatched, as are his skills in the operating room. Dr. Prasad is one of the area's very best neurosurgeons and his PA, Jennifer, is of the same caliber when it comes to patient care. They work very well together, ultimately putting patient needs first.
in Ceres, CA |
Dr. Prasad was very nice, efficient, and very trustworthy. My husband and I really liked him and trusted him so much so that we did wait months for him to do surgery on my husband, however, that was not Dr. Prasad's fault. And since then the problem has been corrected. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone we know that would need surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Prasad accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Prasad has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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