Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD

Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3900 Kresge Way Ste 51

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 259-5955

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commission for Children with Special Needs
  • Community Care of Southern Indiana
  • 28 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Villanueva performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Villanueva'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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21  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.

Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Cincinnati / Main Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Villanueva has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Villanueva's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Villanueva to family and friends
45 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

  • 5
    (38)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Villanueva's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Villanueva is a wonderfully skilled doctor and a very nice man. Every therapist I had recommended him. His whole staff is great. I never felt hurried in an office visit. I had no unanswered questions before surgery and always found his staff to be very helpful and polite. I felt back pain...more
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He is the best ? down in ky. Staff is very helpful and he take care of his patients also the nurse practitioner are great He should have also been? a plastic surgeon can't even see were he went into spine on your body no marks
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I have seen Dr. Villanueva for several years. He has connected me with the newest technology and treatment procedures available for my issue. He has expert knowledge and will always research and go the extra mile to ensure he is taking the appropriate steps in his treatment plan. I cannot say...more
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He spent at least 45 minutes explaining what he saw in my MRI. He answered all questions we asked. He told about risks involved. I had waited to do this procedure because of hearing stories of people who were disappointed in results of their surgery. (Dr.Villanueva was not there dr.) Because I am...more
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