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About Dr. Rafael Allende
Dr. Rafael Allende, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sanford, FL, with other offices in Sanford, FL and Oviedo, FL (and 1 other location). He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English and Spanish.
Dr. Rafael Allende has 4 locations
200 N Mangoustine Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
305 N Mangoustine Ave Ste 100
Sanford, FL 32771
8400 Red Bug Lake Rd Ste 1010
Oviedo, FL 32765
305 N Mangoustine Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
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Dr. Rafael Allende 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.<br>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.
Dr. Rafael Allende has the following 11 expertise
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Brain Surgery
- Spinal Fractures
- Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Brain Tumor
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Rafael Allende - Posted on January 11th, 2017
Dr. Allende is by far the best and most caring physician i have ever met. He explains things so you can understand them and treats you like a human being and not just another patient in his books. Talk to him for 5 mins and you can tell he has a good heart and he is really there to help and because he genuinely cares about your health and wants to see you have a better quality of life. It takes alot for me to trust a doctor but after the first visit i had no concerns and i had a successful surgery and am now recovering and i couldnt be happier with my choice of having Dr Allende as my surgeon. I highly recommend this physician!
He destroyed my life.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rafael Allende - Posted on January 6th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rafael Allende - Posted on September 7th, 2016
Dr Allende is very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. He's professional and personable. With my first visit he wanted me to tell him about my back problem, he wasn't judgemental and quick to make a diagnosis like other drs I had been too. He accessed my problem, performed the needed surgery and I am happy to say I am pain free. Been putting up with lower back pain for over 30 years. He did a decompression on my L4 and L5 and luckily no fusion was needed. Would highly recommend him. His office is located 3 hours away from my home and the trips I made to his office and to the hospital were well worth it.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rafael Allende - Posted on June 24th, 2016
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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 (2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
22 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1996
Strong Memorial Hospital
Dr. Rafael Allende Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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