Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Jaikumar
Accepting new patients

UNC Hospitals

101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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(984) 974-1000

Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Jaikumar has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jaikumar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Jaikumar is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Jaikumar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Jaikumar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Jaikumar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (984) 974-1000.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Jaikumar is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Jaikumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • 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
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • 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
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Jaikumar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Jaikumar's Reviews

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Office environment (10)
  • Staff friendliness (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Very unprofessional. Did not respond to post op home health concerns. Cancelled post op visit. Ended up In ER at another hospital due to post op severe infection. It has cost us time,money,vacation. I had to have everything repeated at another hospital and recovery was 360 degrees superior.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Dec 25, 2020
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In 2006, I had a burst fracture of my L1 vertebrae. Dr. Jaikumar did the surgery to repair it. I’ve had no problems with pain or anything else. Other doctors have even complimented his work after seeing my x-rays!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Anne in NC – Aug 17, 2018
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About Me


Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Jaikumar has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


University Of Texas


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jaikumar frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Jaikumar specializes.

Where is Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Jaikumar's office is located at 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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UNC Hospitals

UNC Hospitals101 Manning Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27514

UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic (Chapel Hill)

UNC Hospitals Spine Center and Neurosurgery Clinic1350 Raleigh Rd Fl 2 Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jaikumar is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

University of North Carolina Hospital

Chapel Hill, NC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)