About Dr. Vikram A Talwar

Dr. Vikram A Talwar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Ramon, CA, with other offices in Fremont, CA and Danville, CA (and 1 other location). His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Talwar is affiliated with San Ramon Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.

Dr. Talwar has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vikram A Talwar is Great. Dr. Vikram A Talwar has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Vikram A Talwar is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Vikram A Talwar has 4 locations

5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210
San Ramon, CA 94583
get directions Mission Peak Orthopedic Medical Group
39350 Civic Center Dr Ste 300
Fremont, CA 94538
1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200
Danville, CA 94526
get directions Robert A Rovner Md A Professional Corp
1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 200
Danville, CA 94526

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Dr. Vikram A Talwar has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Vikram A Talwar has the following 27 expertise

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Arthritis (Spondylarthritis)
  • Back Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Bone Fracture
  • Arthrodesis (Spinal Fusion)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Surgery
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Osteophytosis (Spondylosis)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Curved Back (Lordosis)
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sports Medicine


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Neck surgery

Dr. Talwar took care of me when other specialist said there was nothing wrong with my neck or back. Turns out, the neck surgery helped both locations. You might have to wait, but he's worth the wait. Highly recommend.

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Takes time with me

He always makes me feel like I am his only patient and gives me all the time I need. Answers all my questions so that I understand what he is saying.

Wait time
30 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Accurate Diagnosis
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Five Stars

I went to see Dr. Vikram Talwar back in 2009 for a lower back issue. At the time I could barely stand up straight after sitting. I couldn't walk for any length of time and had great difficulty getting dressed. Before seeing Dr. T, I had been going to a chiropractor (Dr. Marshall Lee) in San Ramon who was a great chiropractor, unfortunately I would be in just as much pain as soon as I walked out the door. He told me I had to see a specialist and that he could no longer help me. I was referred to Dr. Talwar by Dr. Aaron Salyapongse, both are Specialist with the Webster Group. I loved Dr. Talwar, he was young, very confident, funny, sincere and honest. When we did the exam (he asked a million questions) he had noticed something wasn't right with my reflexes and said he was concerned with what might be going on in my neck. He said "I understand that you're in excruciating pain, but I really need to know what's going on in the neck area". I agreed and he had Gissele (His right arm) write up a form for an MRI. The neck MRI was just as devastating as the lower back. I cried, I was a mess. I had a 7 year old son at home that I wasn't going to be able to play with, hike, run, bike, etc. I was going to end up in a wheelchair. I asked Dr. V what I should do. He said "If you were my sister or Mother, I would suggest doing the fusion in the neck." He showed me where he would make the incision, which was a crease on my neck that as I aged would eventually wrinkle. Thank you Thank you! My husband and I agreed and the surgery was set. I was scared to death. The thought of someone (ANYONE) messing with my neck was downright frightening. Dr. V put me at ease as did the nurses in the O.R. They had nothing but good things to say about him and his success rate. When I awoke in recovery, I felt like a NEW person. I had no pains anywhere. It was fabulous. My follow up visits were just as great. The surgery was a huge success. Yes, I waited in the waiting area with everyone else but, Dr. Talwar wasn't and isn't the only Dr. in the house. Bring a book, video, etc. to occupy your time. You will have a wait (he's worth the wait), no you are not nor will you be their only patient. Have patience! Seeing a lot of patients for these doctors should be a POSITIVE SIGN that they are GREAT at what they do. When the time comes for my back surgery I will go back to Dr. Talwar. He is the best. Thank you Dr. Talwar for giving me my life back. It's 2016 and going strong.

Wait time
15 minutes
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quick and informational visit. diagnosis right on. what happened. i may need surgery

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40 minutes
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Superb Surgeon and Human

We chose Dr. Vikram for a second opinion regarding my daughter's three herniated discs. He instantly put us at ease and connected with my daughter perfectly. I was present as a support figure, and he appropriately addressed my daughter first, but also put me at ease, fully answering my "worried mother" questions. The first surgeon, Dr. Booth, recommended surgery on all three discs, although only one was causing pain by pressing on the central nerve. Dr. Vikram recommended surgery for just the problem disc to relieve the excruciating and debilitating pain, and to deal with the other two if and when they became a problem. Knowing that my daughter had been bed-ridden in pain for two weeks, Dr. Vikram was able to schedule her for surgery within two days. The surgery went extremely well, and recovery was rapid and full. She has had two follow-up appts - one with the doctor, and one with his Physician's Assistant. If future surgery/ies are needed, we will see Dr. Vikram immediately. He is an approachable, kind human first, and a superb surgeon to boot. It doesn't get better than that.

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25 minutes
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Talwar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Temple University School Of Medicine
  • Ucsf Medical Center


  • Dr. Vikram A Talwar Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    • Western Health Advantage

More about Dr. Vikram A Talwar

Vikram Talwar, MD is a fellowship trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal conditions in pediatric, adult and elderly patients with an emphasis on the use of minimally invasive techniques. He treats pediatric deformities such as scoliosis, traumatic injuries such as vertebral fractures, disc herniations, and degenerative conditions such as spinal stenosis and disc degeneration. Dr. Talwar's approach is conservative with surgery being the option after all other treatments have been discussed and/ or tried. He offers the best advancements in spine surgery for patients with degenerative disease of the spine, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, and other conditions. Patient Testimonials "I had a positive experience. Although I waited over an hour for my first appointment, it was worth the wait. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Dr. Talwar was very good explaining my health problem and what should be done. I never had such a good experience taking care of my health needs. I would recommend Dr. Talwar to everyone I know needs orthopedic care. Thank you!" – C. Kora "I made my appointment with Dr. Talwar to get a second opinion on my past treatments and diagnoses relative to my back injury that I was unable to attain from past medical professionals. Dr. Talwar examined the MRI that I provided and addressed all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Talwar spent a surprisingly long time with me, and I felt that he focused totally on my situation until he had a total understanding of my medical condition and had addressed all of my concerns before releasing me. His patience and open demeanor enabled me to obtain answers to all of my questions. I now have a comfortable understanding of my back condition and know how to avoid future dibilitating problems." – J. Icanberry "The doctor was very good and put me at ease. He seemed to take the extra time to look at everything and is referring me for another doctor for something I didn't even come to him for. I would recommend him very highly." – S. Emmanuele "Dr. Talwar is wonderful. He always takes his time with you and explains and answers all your questions. His assistant Gisselle is also wonderful. The whole staff is too !! I would recommend Dr. Talwar to anyone who is in need of his services !! Sure there have been times Iv'e had to wait for quite sometime to just be seen, but I always remember how great he is with each and all his patients. So it's worth the wait !!!" – J. Christiansen "Dr. Talwar is wonderful. He has been treating my daughtyer for scoliosis since she was 14 and every experience we have had in the San Ramon office has been a pleasure. From our appts with him to x-rays, bracing discussions, etc. our experience has been wonderful." – R. Owens "I want to send a thank you to Giselle for helping me obtain a doctor's note for my job. After having an epidural, I was limited for my full work duties. She went above and beyond to help me obtain this letter - and I truly appreciate it! Thank you!" – N. Kurtz "I am a longtime patient of the practice-Drs. Fraser, Salyapongse, and Talwar. All are wonderful people and phenominal doctors! In 2010, Dr. Fraser introduced me to Dr. Talwar in conjunction with my lumbar spine issues; I was a veteran of 7 surgeries at that point and had continuing problems and great discomfort. Dr. Talwar conducted a comprehensive evaluation, explained his findings in terms I could understand, and suggested that he beleived he could bring me relief. True to his word, he subsequently performed a "Decompression" and I have had great relief and a much improved life style in the ensuing 11 months. This is a Godsend and I will forever be gratreful to him and his fantastic support team. All are great assets to your practice and I would heartily recommend them to anyone." – J. M. Eaneman

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