Dr. Vikram Talwar, MD

Dr. Vikram Talwar, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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Vikram Talwar, M.D. is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal conditions in pediatric, adult and elderly patients with an emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He treats pediatric deformities such as scoliosis, traumatic injuries such as vertebral fractures, disc herniations, and degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis and disc degeneration. Dr. Talwar's approach is conservative with surgery being the option after all other treatments have been discussed and/ or tried. He offers the best advancements in spine surgery for patients with degenerative disease of the spine, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, and other conditions. Dr. Talwar has recently built a new office in Danville, California and created a unique comfortable office to offer his patients the most focused, private and calming environment possible. He has numerous spine models and computers in each exam room to visually educate each patient about their condition(s) affecting their spine. His staff engages personally with patients and will make sure patients have a cell phone number to easily correspond with the staff for important issues.Read more

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Dr. Talwar and his staff will always try to communicate with patients regarding all concerns and issues. We're proud to have a very knowledgeable office administrator who has many years experience running medical spine practices and is fully aware of problems that might commonly arise.

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Dr. Talwar is a really good doctor, I was so sorry to see him leave Webster Orthopedic, the neck care currently receive at Webster is terrible, I really miss Dr. Talwar
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Dr. Talwar's Care Philosophy

Vikram Talwar, M.D. is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal conditions in pediatric, adult and elderly patients with an emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He treats pediatric deformities such as scoliosis, traumatic injuries such as vertebral fractures, disc herniations,  and degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis and disc degeneration.

 Dr. Talwar's approach is conservative with surgery being the option after all other treatments have been discussed and/ or tried. He offers the best advancements in spine surgery for patients with degenerative disease of the spine, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, and other conditions.

Dr. Talwar has recently built a new office in Danville, California and created a unique comfortable office to offer his patients the most focused, private and calming environment possible. He has numerous spine models and computers in each exam room to visually educate each patient about their condition(s) affecting their spine.  His staff engages personally with patients and will make sure patients have a cell phone number to easily correspond with the staff for important issues.

Dr. Talwar says...

Dr. Talwar and his staff will always try to communicate with patients regarding all concerns and issues. We're proud to have a very knowledgeable office administrator who has many years experience running medical spine practices and is fully aware of problems that might commonly arise.

Dr. Talwar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Davis Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Davis Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Decompression Therapy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

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