Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD

Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD

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63 y/o
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Dr. Praveen Prasad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.

Mercy Medical Group

3939 J St Ste 250

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Prasad performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
high
more than 84% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 80% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 80% of peers

Dr. Prasad's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Prasad "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.”"

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

73  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Ear Disorders
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Joint Synovial Cysts
  • 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)
  • 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 and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
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77  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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.

Education

  • 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

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prasad to family and friends
56 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Prasad'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

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Prasad Says:
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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.

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Patient Comments (12)

I was referred to Dr. Praveen Prasad by my primary care and my plastic surgeon who went to medical school with Dr Prasad and thinks so highly of him! I first saw PA Jennifer Bowman who reviewed my tests (MRI, nerve tests, etc) along with administrating in office tests and answering lots of...more
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There is nothing bad I can say about Dr Prasad. He has worked on me twice, he has fused my neck in 2014, and Sep. 5th 2016 he fused my lower back. His support staff is the best you can ask for. Jennifer Bowman who works along side with Dr Prasad is one of the best support staff he has. I would...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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