Dr. Rafael Vega, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 40

Dr. Vega
Accepting new patients

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Neurosurgery

110 Francis St Ste 3b Boston, MA 02215

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(617) 505-7329

Dr. Rafael Vega, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Med medical school in 2011. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vega to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vega's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vega performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Vega performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vega performs Brain Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Vega performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vega treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Vega treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Vega's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Vega accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Dr. Vega's Reviews

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I am the sister of one of Dr. Vega's patients. He made her feel as comfortable as possible about the procedure, was kind and caring. He answered everyone's questions with patience and in detail.
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Dec 31, 2021
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Literally the most amazing doctor I have ever encountered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 20, 2021
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Wonderful neurosurgeon. Spends ample time with patients. Very friendly, remembers patient details.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 31, 2020
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Dr. Vega and his staff treated me with kindness and respect. He took his time and allowed me to ask questions. I have seen other specialists for different things and Dr. Vega has one of the best bedside manners I've seen. Very thorough.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Compassionate Care

Biography

Attending Neurosurgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School; Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at BIDMC/HMS.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2019
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2018
Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
2011
University Of Illinois At Chicago College Of Med
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Rafael Vega, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rafael Vega, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vega frequently treats Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy, Brain Surgery, and Traumatic Brain Injury. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vega treats.

Where is Dr. Rafael Vega, MD's office located?

Dr. Vega's office is located at 110 Francis St Ste 3b, Boston, MA 02215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rafael Vega, MD speak?

Dr. Vega speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Neurosurgery

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Neurosurgery110 Francis St Ste 3b Boston, MA 02215
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

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