Dr. Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery  |  
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Age 42
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Dr. Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD
Dr. Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD is a cerebrovascular neurosurgery doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Sanchez-Mejia is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-8920

Dr. Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD

Dr. Rene Sanchez-Mejia, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Headache
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanchez-Mejia "As a neurosurgeon specializing in complex neurovascular disease and complex brain tumors, I have the privilege of helping patients in an individualized and caring fashion. By offering the entire array of treatment options, including minimally-invasive endovascular, radiosurgical, and microsurgical techniques, patients have access to all options without bias, to safely and effectively treat their condition."

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Specialties

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
85

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dementia
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Brain Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stent-Assisted Coiling
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Harvard Med Sch-Mass Genl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanchez-Mejia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanchez-Mejia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanchez-Mejia to family and friends
5.0
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Sanchez-Mejia'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
Patient Comments (5)
in Encinitas, CA |
Dr Sanchez-Mejia is the most responsive doctor I've ever had--he teaches, he monitors, and he's absolutely accessible.
San Diego, CA |
Dr. Sanchez is simply an excellent neurosurgeon - a competent, caring, communicator.
in Solana Beach, CA |
Absolutely the best Neurosurgeon, EVER! Dr Sanchez and his team saved me from a potential lifetime of disability. Words and thank you will never be enough. I owe him my life. His entire team is the best of best! Thank you!!!
in San Marcos, CA |
I met Dr. Sanchez in March 2017, when they found, through a CT Scat that I had a brain aneurysm. Doctor Sanchez performed an andovascular coil repair procedure in June. He explained in detail what type of surgery he would be performing. His bedside manner is excellent, he takes time to explain things and takes great pride in his work. His staff/surgical assistants are great and have great respect for him. Great looking man. I will see him in Sept for my 2nd procedure. Ruth, San Marcos, CA
in Carlsbad, CA |
Dr. Sanchez is a world-class brain surgeon--highly skilled and meticulous. His bedside manner is excellent. He takes the time to explain things well and takes great pride in his work, while remaining friendly and humble. His staff/surgical assistants also all seem to have great respect for him and his work. Good outcomes are never certain, but Dr. Sanchez will give you the best chance. He removed my skull base meningioma with no loss of function and very rapid recovery.
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Dr. Sanchez-Mejia accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
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  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Sanchez-Mejia has admitting privileges

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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