Dr. Vikram Udani, MD

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Neurosurgery

Dr. Vikram Udani, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Stanford Univ Sch Of Med in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Vikram Udani, MD
15004 Innovation Drive San Diego, CA 92128
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Excellent Neurosurgeon
He did my neurosurgery at Scripps hospital. Dr. Udani was very thorough and did an amazing job on the surgery. He shaved as little as possible of my hair - I have never seen such careful surgery before on any of my friends and family. I would highly recommend him!
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Jennifer B. – Aug 20, 2022
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Dr. Udani removed my brain tumor with the utmost skill and professionalism. I am forever in his debt for saving my life. He is the best, and his staff makes me feel like a family member. Kudos to Dr. Udani. -James Carroll
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Mar 04, 2022
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Dr. Udani and his team are absolutely the best! He is incredibly kind, knowledgeable and professional. Both of my spine surgeries were successful and done with extreme care. Dr. Udani clearly cares about his patients and the overall quality of your life. Thank you!
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Erin G Caldwell – Jan 08, 2022
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Dr. Udani, along with his staff (Ashley, Jessica & Cassie) took outstanding care of me each step of the way. I had many questions before my spinal surgery; Dr. Udani really listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Moreover, my spinal surgery was a success so I am very grateful for the positive outcome. I would definitely recommend Dr. Udani as a neurosurgeon to all my family and friends.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Patrice – Dec 15, 2021
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Dr. Vikram Udani is by far one of the best neurosurgeons in San Diego California. Over a year ago I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation 1. Extreme migraines and loss of balance is just a couple of symptoms Chiari Causes. During my first appointment with doctor Udani, I was told I would need decompression surgery of the skull. At first I was terrified, I expressed my concerns to him and was extremely emotional. Dr Udani, and his staff, Ashley and Jessica, were able to calm me down and explain the benefits of having this particular surgery. After speaking with Dr Udani and his team I decided to go through with the surgery. I could honestly say, that was the best decision I've ever made in my life. I had my surgery on September 17 2021. Since then, I've noticed my symptoms improving within a week after having surgery. Dr Udani saved my life. He has such compassion and knowledge, he is kind hearted and extremely skilled at his profession. Dr Udani is the best.
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Nov 24, 2021
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I have called and called and the Receptionist NEVER answers. Keeps saying she is "away from her desk." Her message then says to leave a name and phone number and she'll call me back. However, it then goes into a LOOP and then it says the "Message box is full!" If he's OUT of business or if he is NOT taking NEW patients, he should tell United Health Care who recommended him. I don't care if he is the best doctor in the world.. he can't treat patients under his care like this nor can he treat new patients like this! I will never use him!
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SRichards – Sep 14, 2021
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Repaired herniated intervertebral disc
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Apr 04, 2021
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Dr. Udani is the best. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be walking and recovering. I appreciate him very much and would recommend all who need the type of surgeries he does. He gave me my life back and I'm recovering well. Thank you so much Dr. Udani
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tiffany Guillen – Feb 23, 2021
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Hi doctor udani...its the Figueroa family.. jorge and maria ?? what can I say about you ..I dont have words enough...for ever grateful.. thank you for everything...
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Jorge f – Jan 16, 2021
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Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dr. Udani and his team. They removed a tumor from my spine and saved me from becoming paralyzed. Excellent surgeon!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Dec 25, 2020
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God bless you, Dr. Udani. You fixed my brain aneurisms and saved my life!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 25, 2020
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dr udani did a surgery this year on my neck and my back. he did both surgery at same time during one operation. after one month recovery I have a no pain. he did a miracle for me
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 21, 2020
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I had neck surgery last year by another surgeon that totally messed me up. I was in constant pain running down both of my arms. I saw Dr. Udani as my last hope after nothing was helping. He took me in for another surgery after clearly explaining that it may not work. Not only did it work, but I feel better than ever. I finally feel like I've recovered from this problem and am eternally grateful to Dr. Udani.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 21, 2020
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I had a brain hemorrhage from an arteriovenous malformation. Doctor Udani did surgery on me and saved my life. Thanks to him I was able to go back to school and finish my degree!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 07, 2020
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Fantastic experience. Had a minimally invasive surgery (MVD) for facial pain that had been bothering me for years . Surgery was a breeze and I went home the next day. Haven’t had any pain since!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 06, 2020
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Compassionate and highly skilled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Udani removed a tumor from the back of my brain and kept me informed throughout the whole process. I am feeling much better and recovery has been quick. He's extremely polite, caring, and professional as is the staff at Senta Clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Mike Homes – Feb 27, 2020
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Outstanding !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 09, 2020
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Dr. Udani was compassionate explaining the surgery required to give me the best chance of recovery after a traumatic incident. His care and concern was reassuring to my family and I. Dr. Udani answered all of our questions and ensure we understood the surgery before we proceeded. After the surgery, he and his staff (at Senta Clinic) were polite, professional and prompt. I am grateful Dr. Udani was on my team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth – Dec 10, 2019
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Best in San Diego. Dr Udani is a caring and thorough doctor. He takes the time to explain results of test and works with the patient to come up with a plan of treatment.I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Pownell – Nov 16, 2019
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Care Philosophy

As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford University
Medical School
2012
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2012
UCLA Medical Center|University of California At Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
2012
University of California At Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
2005
Stanford Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
2005
Stanford Univ Sch Of Med|Stanford University
Medical School
2001
University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Vikram Udani, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Udani frequently treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Udani treats.

Where is Dr. Vikram Udani, MD's office located?

Dr. Udani's office is located at 15004 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Udani's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udani treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Udani treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udani treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Udani treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Udani treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Udani treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Udani's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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15004 Innovation Drive San Diego, CA 92128
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