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Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Kumar

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University College Of Medical Sciences, Delhi University in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(813) 877-7463

Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (8/23/2017)View details
  • Settlement (3/15/2017)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Myelopathy more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Kumar performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University College Of Medical Sciences, Delhi University in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Tampa Genl University Sfl
Residency Hospital
1994
University Cinn Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Christ Hospital University Cinn
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Safdurjung Hospital University Delhi
Internship Hospital
1978
University College Of Medical Sciences, Delhi University
Medical School
1999
1994
1992
1980
1978

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
81.25%
(13)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.5%
(2)

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Dr. Kumar's Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Wonderful ! and truly consoling and Professional @ the Top !
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