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Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.2 (24)
Map Pin Small La Jolla, CA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Uchiyama, completed a fellowship at HARVARD Medical School. Dr. Uchiyama, completed a residency at University of Utah Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Uchiyama an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Uchiyama works at Mercy Physicians Medical Group,Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA with other offices in San Diego, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Myelopathy along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Uchiyama's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Scripps Clinic
    10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 554-8920
  2. 2
    Scripps Green Hospital
    10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 487-1800
  3. 3
    Scripps Clinic John R Anderson V Medical Pavillion
    9898 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 554-8920
  4. 4
    Scripps Clinic Medical Laboratories
    15004 Innovation Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 605-7981

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Scripps Green Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Myelopathy
Upper Back Pain
Cervical Stenosis

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Myelopathy
Upper Back Pain
Cervical Stenosis
Back Pain
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Hypothalamus Cancer
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelomalacia
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pituitary Tumor
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy
Scoliosis
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Surgery
Herniated Disc Surgery
Nerve Ablation
Neurostimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal Fusion
Aneurysm
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Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Astrocytoma
Bone Cancer
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Abscess
Brain Injury
Broken Neck
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Edema
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Chiari's Deformity
Chordoma
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Compressed Spinal Cord
Cranial Nerve Cancer
Cranial Trauma
Craniopharyngioma
Epilepsy
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Extradural Hemorrhage
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Medulloblastoma
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Polyneuropathy
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Schwannoma
Secondary Malignancies
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Tumor
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Tarlov Cyst
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Torticollis
Vertebral Column Tumors
Whiplash
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniotomy
Destruction of Brain Tumor
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoplasty
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulator Implantation
Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
Reconstruction for Craniosynostosis
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spine Fracture Treatment
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    4.2
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    Based on 24 ratings
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    About Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1386695625
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • HARVARD Medical School
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Utah Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Christopher Uchiyama, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Uchiyama is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Uchiyama has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Uchiyama has seen patients for Myelopathy, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Uchiyama on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    24 patients have reviewed Dr. Uchiyama. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Uchiyama.

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