Dr. Valerie Coon, MD

Dr. Valerie Coon, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. Valerie Coon, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery.

50 N Medical Dr

Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LifeWise
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Dr. Coon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coon treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Coon treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coon treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 78% of her peers

Dr. Coon treats this condition more than 78% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Coon treats Brain Cancer more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Coon treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Coon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

I care for patients with brain and spine trauma, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, degenerative diseases of the neck and lower back, disc herniations, and chronic pain. I am one of the spine surgeons working with the Salem spine center.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Stanford University
Medical School
2001
University Of California At Davis / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2005
2001

Awards

Dr. Coon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Coon

4.5

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
85%
(17)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10%
(2)

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Doesn’t listen to patients. In my one, and guaranteed only, consultation with her, she dismissed paralysis, pain, balance, and other problems from a spinal injury. She is the single worst doctor I have ever encountered.
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I had the privilege of having Dr. Valerie Coon M.D. as my neurosurgeon as the result of a stage three cancerous brain tumor in my left frontal lobe. She is still my Dr. now and I am absolutely thrilled both with the results of her steady hand during a successful surgery, and as a patient who gets...Read More
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Dr. Coon saw me in her private offices during a two-hour break between surgeries. She probably could have used some downtime between procedures but during my visit I felt I had her complete and undivided attention. She went over my diagnostics thoroughly with me, explained everything in detail and...Read More
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I had a nerve sheath tumor and laminectomy both out of one incision 2/17/2016 and went home the same day. My wife and I both agree Dr. Coon is a Perfect 10.
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not dependable
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