Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Kumar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Kirti J Pandya, M.d.

5106 N Armenia Ave Ste 3 Tampa, FL 33603

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Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Coll Med Scis New Delhi medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Carrollwood and St. Joseph's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.5

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I was introduced to him while a patient in the hospital and surgery was recommended.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DS – Jan 15, 2022
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Dr. Kumar is an excellent surgeon . My husband, also a surgeon, had heard from other physicians about Dr. Kumar and suggested I become his patient. Dr. Kumar is a truly a caring physician and amazing when it comes to diagnosing your problem and a genius in the operating room.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 27, 2018
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Very professional and knowledgable. I was referred to him by another neurosurgeon for a second opinion. Dr. Kumar requested a scanner with contrast and decided exactly what my problem was and very graphycally explained it to me.. I highly recoment Dr. Kumar. The only negative thing I can say is that he was understaffed and the office seamed to be going thru a transition.
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maria Sanz in Brandon – Dec 17, 2017
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Good luck dealing with the office staff. Despite his website saying he is accepting new patients, the rude woman who answered the phone asked for my name, then told me he is not accepting new patients. I tried explaining the connection with a friend of his, but she simply said "I'm just following directions. No new patients."
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Tampa, FL – Oct 20, 2016
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I have heard he is a very good doctor my reason for this review was my experience and in no way has anything to do wit weather he is or isn't . The office staff seemed uninvolved and was generally rude . All my experiences with dr. We're good . But very hard to schedule appt. I didn't feel like he had time to deal with me . On the occasions I did see him he explained things well had faith in him. I'm not sure if the disconnect was the office personal or him . It was almost impossible to see him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Tampa, FL – Jul 22, 2016
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Wonderful ! and truly consoling and Professional @ the Top !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara Cien in Tampa, FL – Apr 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Tampa, FL and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Coll Med...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Tampa Genl-U Sfl
Residency Hospital
1994
U Cinn Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Christ Hosp-U Cinn
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Safdurjung Hosp-U Delhi
Internship Hospital
1978
U Coll Med Scis New Delhi
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

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What are Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Myelopathy, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Scoliosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kumar treats.

Where is Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 5106 N Armenia Ave Ste 3, Tampa, FL 33603. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kumar speaks Hindi and English. View profile to see all.

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3 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (8/23/2017)View details
  • Settlement (5/15/2020)View details
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Dr. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Osteoarthritis of Spine
normal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Scoliosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Scoliosis more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Kirti J Pandya, M.d.

Kirtikumar J. Pandya M.d. PA5106 N Armenia Ave Ste 3 Tampa, FL 33603
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