Dr. Vidyadhar Chitale, MD

Dr. Vidyadhar Chitale, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Vidyadhar Chitale, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Marietta, GA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Grant Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.Read his story

211 Chicopee Dr NE

Marietta, GA 30060

Contact Information

(678) 872-8750

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Spine Disorders
more than 83% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
more than 77% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Chitale's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chitale "Born in 1954 in a small village near Mumbai, Dr. Vidyadhar S. Chitale was exposed to the rural farm life until he graduated from high school at the age of 14. He has a deep understanding of rural life and has compassion for hard-working people. This understanding and compassion carries over into his medical practice and treatment of his patients and is recognized for it by many. He attended college in the major metropolis of Mumbai. He then immigrated to the United States where he has been a citizen for the past 30 years. His residency training was completed in New York and Philadelphia. He was also involved in teaching residents the art of neurosurgery from 1986-1993. Dr. Chitale has been a board certified neurosurgeon for over 27 years and has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures. His major interests are cranial brain tumors and aneurysms, cervical/lumbar disc surgeries, and complex spinal fusions. Dr. Chitale understands the importance of education before a surgical procedure and is dedicated to providing patients with such knowledge when they are given their treatment options. This helps patients feel ease of knowing they are making the right medical decision. Thousands of satisfied patients have benefited greatly from his surgical skills and expertise."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chitale "Take each case separately and provide individual attention, no matter how simple or complex! Honest and compassionate care is the basis of success."

6  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Grant Medical College, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases North General
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital (Neurosurgry)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • patient's choice award, Physician's choice award, 2008,2009,
Media & Publications
  • Premierneurosurgicalinstitute.com, may 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Beware. The front office staff seems to be unable to figure out how to issue a refund. I can’t recommend this doctor to anyone despite a good surgery result so far. Don’t pay in advance and be sure to use a credit card so you have an option to dispute the charges. Still waiting on my money to be...Read More
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Very rude and PUSHY receptionist or whomever is in charge. I cancelled appointment knowing I would have to deal with this ongoing type of behavior. The two doctors should be aware, if they are not, of this horrible service. During my P/T my phone rang three times within the hour. I assumed the...Read More
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Absolutely horrible! The receptionist was very rude.
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He did injections on my back & neck.
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Dr. Chitale treated my late father, my nearly 90 year old mother, and several friends I've referred and myself. I have complete confidence in him. I find his approach to surgery conservative, not a common finding in most surgeons. He is compassionate, never rushed and skilled surgeon.
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