Dr. Vrijesh Tantuwaya, MD

Dr. Vrijesh Tantuwaya, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Vrijesh Tantuwaya, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Washington Center / School of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery and spinal cord injury medicine.

13029 Pomerado Rd Ste B

Poway, CA 92064

Contact Information

(858) 312-5016

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Top Care Areas

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Traumatic Brain Injury
more than 76% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 69% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Tantuwaya's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Washington Center / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Musc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Musc Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tantuwaya has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tantuwaya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tantuwaya to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tantuwaya's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

In the last six years I have broke my back twice riding motocross. In both cases I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Tantuwaya do both of my surgery's. As far as I am concerned he kept me from being paralyzed or having serious issues walking. His bedside manner was second to none. I was pleased with...more
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