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Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya Is this you?

About Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya

Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in Rancho Mirage, CA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Tantuwaya has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

65 Ratings with 29 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya is Good. Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya has been rated by 65 patients. From those 65 patients 29 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Coastal Neuro Surgery Spine Associates

7830 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 203
San Diego, CA 92111
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Western Horizon Medical Group

35900 Bob Hope Dr Ste 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Specialties

Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya 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

    10 Expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Back Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Glioblastoma

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Reviews

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Torture

1. He refused to allow my husband to join me in the examination room 2. He didn't allow to talk about my injury nor did he bother to look at my films. 3. He administered 2 epidurals without anesthesia. 4. He "forgot" to send in a status report to my attorney which cost me 2 months of workers Comp benefits; a total of $2,200. 5. I believe he does not like women, especially white women because the people I've talked to that like him were all men.

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I'm worse than ever since he did surgery on me

Never see him again

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Five Stars

Dr. Tantuwaya is very personable, knowledgeable, and empathetic. I highly recommend him!!!

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Started out good

I have been seeing Dr Tantuwaya since 2010 for a workers comp injury. At first he was very attentive and explained my problem (herniated disc) very well. He had to do an emergency surgery on me again in 2012 for another herniated disc but this time with neuro problems. After the second surgery is when everything began to change. He would never complete the paperwork that workers comp required for me to get medications or MRI's or any other treatment. I would call his office every 3 days to check the status of the paperwork and was told " we have sent him a note to complete the paperwork but he hasn't done it yet" This went on for over 3 months with no medications and increasing pain from additional herniated disc. Seems like he is just to busy to care about his patients anymore. May be different with private insurance but if you have workers comp I would steer clear of him. Also if you are in the inland empire he is only in his Murrieta office 1 day a month

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Excellet communication skills.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008)

    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.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Allegheny General Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lokesh S Tantuwaya accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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