Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD

Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(45)
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Dr. Wayne Villanueva, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

3900 Kresge Way

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Villanueva to family and friends
4.4
based on 45 total reviews (4 with 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)

in Louisville, KY |
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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in Louisville ky |
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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Louisville, KY |
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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in Milltown IN |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Villanueva accepts 37 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commission for Children with Special Needs
  • Community Care of Southern Indiana
  • Cooperative Care and Hospital Agreement
  • CorVel
  • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    HealthNet
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Services,Inc.
  • Humana
  • Indiana Health Network
    Worker's Compensation PPO
  • Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare
  • MDwise
    Indiana Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Indiana
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Methodist Hospital Community Care Network
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Optimum United Healthcare Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Owensboro Community Health Network
  • Passport Health Plan
    Passport Advantage Health Plan
  • Passport Home Health
  • Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Southern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)
  • Tricare
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Value Options

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Hospitals where Dr. Villanueva has admitting privileges

Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
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