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Dr. John Alksne, MD

Neurosurgery
4.5 (14)
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64 years of experience
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Dr. John Alksne, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in La Jolla, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 64 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from University of Washington and is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest.

Dr. Alksne works at UC San Diego Health - Neurology in La Jolla, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California 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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    Ucsd Medical Group
    9350 Campus Point Dr Ste 2A, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 543-5540

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  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

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    Jun 06, 2019
    I highly recommend Dr Alksne for treatment for Trigiminal Neuralgia. Anyone with Trigiminal Neuralgia knows the excruciatingly pain that accompanies this issue. I recently had Gamma Knife surgery performed by Dr Alksne and his team at UCSD in La Jolla. After 5 days, I am experiencing no pain. The Gamma Knife which is a non invasive procedure, was relatively painless I am back playing tennis along with all my regular daily activities I am so thankful to Dr Alksne for giving me back my life Audrey Mae. June i2019
    Audrey Mae in La Jolla — Jun 06, 2019
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    About Dr. John Alksne, MD

    Specialties
    • Neurosurgery
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    Years of Experience
    • 64 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    • 1265473607
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • University of Washington
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    Internship
    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
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    Medical Education
    • University of Washington
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    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. John Alksne, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Alksne is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Alksne has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Alksne accepts Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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

    Dr. Alksne works at UC San Diego Health - Neurology in La Jolla, CA. View the full address on Dr. Alksne’s profile.

    14 patients have reviewed Dr. Alksne. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Alksne.

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