Dr. Rafael Allende, MD

Dr. Rafael Allende, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Rafael Allende, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Sanford, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

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Dr. Allende's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Bone Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Allende treats Myelopathy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Allende treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Allende's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

At Neurohealth Sciences Center, Dr. Allende and his staff strive to provide the best possible medical care in a compassionate, supportive and informative environment. Our staff is committed to caring for our patients like we care for our family. It i...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Medical College of Georgia
Fellowship Hospital
2001
University of Rochester
Residency Hospital
1997
University of Rochester
Internship Hospital
1996
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1991
San Diego State University
Undergraduate School
2013
2001
1997
1996
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Allende's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Allende

4.8

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Dr. Allende is a knowledgeable, wonderful and caring doctor! I’ve been to numerous doctors, spent thousands of dollars and finally found one that actually listens and trying to help me. The best bedside manners, so informative and gave me the knowledge I needed to try and get me on the mend. I can’t thank him and his office enough for their compassion and professionalism. Words can explain how thankful I feel! ??
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Outstanding
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I found Dr Allende to be very professional and explained everything in detail so it would be possible to make a very informed decision on what needed to be done.
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Simply the best, a sincere caring professional. Wouldn't consider going to anyone else.
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You are in the best of hands with Dr Allende
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I have Scoliosis and Stenosis and because of back pain. I was going to Pain Management for injections. The injections didn't help, so I went to see Dr. Allende and very happy I did. After having an MRI he found why I was having the pain and we discussed surgery. He is a very caring, knowledgeable and professional doctor who treats you as a patient and not a number. He takes the time with you to discuss, explain and answer all questions. I am very happy my pain is gone. Excellent doctor!
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I am so glad that I was referred to Dr. Allende, he takes his time with you, explains things in depth and actually shows you in your imaging exactly what is going on and the best treatment options. Dr. Allende is a perfectionist and does the best work. His staff is very polite and caring. I usually am in and out very in a timely manner. I had been to a neurosurgeon several years ago and thought that one was good until I came to Dr. Allende and found Dr. Allende to be execellent.
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He made me feel very comfortable. He took the time to show me the MRI and explained what was going on with my spine.
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Dr Allende is a true professional and I highly recommend his practice for your needs. He did my disc replacement in 2015 with no problems or issues. I am now working with him on back issues and have the same confidence level as before. I am located in SWFL and drive three hours to and from my appointments . I trust no one with my spine health other than Dr Allende.
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I am in excellent hands the doctor is an exelentre profecional...thank so much dr Allende
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We are very fortunate to have Dr. Allende working in our community. He was attentive and thoroughly explained my condition and options. It is with pleasure that I recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent neurosurgeon.
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I was very impressed with the professionalism and sincere concern that Dr. Allende and his staff exhibited on my first visit.
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He found a fracture from an ER visit 6 mths ago that went undiagnosed from Deland hospital, and two Orthopedist's. He reviewed the x-ray with me. He sent me for another MRI, and explained the results of the disc with me. He and his staff went out of their way for me, so that my insurance would cover my new back brace.
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Dr. Allende was very personable. He explained images from my MRI thoroughly, in terms I could understand. He provided me with options, he made me feel like he was working with me to make a decision, not just talking at me.
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One of the most respectful and kind doctors I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. He actually listens to his patients instead of dismissing their thoughts and treats them with the empathy they deserve. I was so impressed I actually bragged to one of my daughter’s doctors and she happened to know his family for years, also being good friends with his wife. She told me they are good people in life and work. A hard characteristic to find in any doctor but especially in the field of neurology & surgery!
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Is very professional!
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The office staff is very friendly and helpful. It is so nice to go to a doctor that truly cares about you and wants to know you first before he even discussed why I was there. Dr. Allende took time with me went over my mri’s frame by frame with me and explained every detail. . I have already had 2 back surgeries by him years ago and I actually changed my insurance just so I could go back to him now. I went to other doctors and just felt like a number. Would not trust anyone else.
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Every visit is just wonderful. All of the staff, the nurses, nurse practitioner and Dr Allende are professional, courteous, friendly and caring. Unlike most doctor offices, they make you feel very comfortable, you can ask any questions and know, that you'll get an answer that you can understand and be very very comfortable with. I would recommend this practice to anyone who is in need of their particular expertise.
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Dr. Allendale is the best doctor I've ever had. He takes the time to fully explain what your issue is and what he can do to correct it. His bedside manner is top notch and you feel secure in his care. I would fully recommend him to anyone who wants the best care you can get. Love this doctor and wish other doctors were as honest and able as he is.
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They are very professional all there staff are very nice and the doctor explains everything to you and you can see that he cares about you. I will definitely recommend him to you. God bless them all
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