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About Dr. Vikram A Kumar
Dr. Vikram A Kumar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus. Dr. Kumar has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Vikram A Kumar 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.
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
- Brain Tumor
- Brain Surgery
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Dr. Kumar is excellent doctor he is straight forward which is what we needed. His operation was a success and he did come to the ICU to see her make sure she was fine. An wanted to follow-up in a month. Unforunate the rehab place she was taken to (Select at St Joseph) was not as expected she got infection. Dr. Kumar did get to see her again but like I said he is straight forward he had bad news. Dr.Kumar if you see this my Family thanks you for all you did. You gave us the strength we needed to let go.
Though I could see where some patients might find Dr. Kumar's no nonsense approach offensive, my wife and I appreciated it. Mine was not an emergency situation, and I know that makes a difference. He explained exactly what he could and could not do for me so my expectations were realistic going in. It has been four months since the surgery and things are going according to the plan. Our experience with the staff has been excellent. Other than the minor inconvenience of waiting or rescheduling due to Dr. Kumar being on call and needed for emergency surgery, we have no complaints. Thanks Dr. Kumar and staff.
First of all, I am not taking anything away about his medical knowledge. However we are so frustrated with his lack of people skills and the rude staff he surrounds himself with. He performed my Father's spine surgery in an emergency situation. We never really saw him until his first follow up appointment in which the doctor had no idea the recovery process. He had no idea he had been rehab center, even after we told him, he forgot. Him and his staff have given us so much grief over filling supplemental insurance paperwork that now we were dismissed from his office after another doctor in the rehab center signed for him. Apparently he is angry we pursued someone else filling out that paperwork after he denied filling out. When medical bills add up, we will be looking to claim any sort of supplemental income we have paid for in advance, so it should not be a surprise to anyone. He had suggested us paying $2k for an independent medical evaluation. As far as I am concerned independent medical evaluations are performed after treatment is completed. Until last week he had even released my Father from treatment. Originally he seemed so concerned with my Father's healing but apparently his medical ethics go downhill if you do something he doesn't want you to do, and he won't bother finding out what happened either. Long story, we are grateful he performed surgery on my Father, but man would we give anything to not deal with him and his staff post surgery procedure. Doctor's need to realize they don't do anyone favors, they are in the profession, they get paid, it is a job and like so they should be professional at all times. Especially being a profession where your main concern should be someone's overall well being.
Dr. Kumar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
18 Years Experience
University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Graduated in 2000
Dr. Vikram A Kumar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsAz Neurosurgery And Spine Specialists Pc, 1331 N 7th St Ste 275, Phoenix, AZ
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