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About Dr. Anthony A Virella

Dr. Anthony A Virella, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Agoura Hills, CA, with another office in Valencia, CA. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Virella has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

125 Ratings with 87 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Anthony A Virella is Great. Dr. Anthony A Virella has been rated by 125 patients. From those 125 patients 87 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Anthony A Virella is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Virella Neurosurgery

30300 Agoura Rd Ste 170
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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Town Center Surgery

24510 Town Center Dr Ste 180
Valencia, CA 91355
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Specialties

Dr. Anthony A Virella has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniotomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Stroke
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Neurosurgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Infection

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A Good Surgeon is What Matters Most

In May of 2017, I was hit by a huge medical transport van going full speed on the freeway which resulted in severe neck and back pain with restricted mobility. It was devastating, as I am, and always have been a very active person both professionally and recreationally. After trying physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and 2 epidurals, surgery became my only option. I consulted a well-known neurosurgeon at UCLA, that recommended disc replacement in my lumbar region and a possible fusion in 2 levels of my neck. I asked for a second opinion with Dr. Virella because I had taken my 81-year-old mother to see him 8 years earlier and had been impressed with his straightforward clarity as to what the risks would be for her to have a surgery that was being recommended to her. Based on her consultation with him, she elected to cancel her surgery. Mom will be 90 this May, and our family remains grateful for his honesty. I was able to get a consultation with Dr. Virella and after looking at my MRI, he recommended a lumbar fusion right away and said that he would not recommend disc replacement surgery for me, nor did he feel I that need the surgery on my neck at this time. I felt so comfortable with his straight forward diagnosis and his reasoning behind his recommendation that I scheduled my surgery with him before I left his office. His office manager, Mina, and his front office nurse, Jennifer along with his other staff were as efficient as he was. I was the office manager of my husband’s medical practice in Northridge for years, so I know what a well-run, efficient practice looks like. I just saw Dr. Virella to have my staples removed. I feel very optimistic that I will welcome in the New Year pain free with returned mobility. In May of 2017, I was hit by a huge medical transport van going full speed on the freeway which resulted in severe neck and back pain with restricted mobility. It was devastating, as I am, and always have been a very active person both professionally and recreationally. After trying physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and 2 epidurals, surgery became my only option. I consulted a well-known neurosurgeon at UCLA, that recommended disc replacement in my lumbar region and a possible fusion in 2 levels of my neck. I asked for a second opinion with Dr. Virella because I had taken my 81-year-old mother to see him 8 years earlier and had been impressed with his straightforward clarity as to what the risks would be for her to have a surgery that was being recommended to her. Based on her consultation with him, she elected to cancel her surgery. Mom will be 90 this May, and our family remains grateful for his honesty. I was able to get a consultation with Dr. Virella and after looking at my MRI, he recommended a fusion right away and said that he would not recommend disc replacement surgery for me, nor did he feel I that need the surgery on my neck at this time. I felt so comfortable with his straight forward diagnosis and his reasoning behind his recommendation that I scheduled my surgery with him before I left his office. His office manager, Mina, and his front office nurse, Jennifer along with his other staff were as efficient as he was. I was the office manager of my husband’s medical practice in Northridge for years, so I know what a well-run, efficient practice looks like. I just saw Dr. Virella to have my staples removed. I feel very optimistic that I will welcome in the New Year pain free with returned mobility.

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Not recommended.

Waste of time, He has no understanding of nature of pain, just looking to drain your pocket.

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Love him

After four years of seeing Doctor after Doctor I finally have found someone that would listen, and not think I am crazy anymore. He listened to all of my symptoms and confirmed a clear diagnosis. What an amazing Doctor. His staff is wonderful. They were so supportive and caring. I appreciate them more than They will ever know!

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THE BEST!!!
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Great experience. Quick service as far as wait time. Friendly staff and more importantly Dr Virella did an unbelievable job on my back.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015, 2014, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
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