Vishal Gala - Kaiser Permanente Washington Specialty Care Provider

Vishal Gala, MD

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Vishal Gala - Kaiser Permanente Washington Specialty Care Provider
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Top Doctor

Vishal Gala, MD

  • Accepting New Patients
  • Top Doctor
    • Seattle Met Top Doctor 2016, 2015

"Neurosurgical conditions are complex and the prospect of surgery can be daunting. I strive to help my patients understand their specific condition and treatment options."

Specialty

Board certified Neurological Surgery

Limitations

No Limitations

Networks Accepted
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LOCATION

SERVICES

Open weekdays

My Care Philosophy

I am privileged to help patients through some of the most difficult medical conditions. Neurosurgical conditions are very complex and the prospect of surgery can be daunting. I strive to help my patients understand their specific condition and their treatment options. When patients must undergo surgery, I am actively involved in their care from preoperative consultation and surgery through the recovery process. I value that Kaiser Permanente leverages a unified electronic medical record, physician collaboration, and a network of outstanding clinics and hospitals. As a surgeon, this infrastructure provides me with all of the tools and resources I need to provide the best patient care possible. I focus on the neurosurgical management of disorders of the spine and spinal cord, including degenerative conditions, and deformities and tumors of the spine and spinal cord. Restoring a patient to health from a neurological issue or intractable pain is the most satisfying aspect of my work.

I am a
Hiker Avid Reader Cyclist Doctor Parent
I am an expert in
Neurosurgery
My passions are
Spine and Spinal Cord Disorders Activity and Exercise Degenerative Conditions

About Me

I come from a family of physicians. My grandfather was a family practice physician in India, and he was my first role model. I spent my childhood in Detroit. I went to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for college, graduate school, medical school, and my neurosurgery residency. As a resident, I was heavily involved in developing formal regulations for training of U.S. resident physicians.

How I Thrive

Outside of my work, I balance a busy life of raising two young children with my wife. I became an avid cyclist when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, and I set the goal of completing one new long distance race each year. I enjoy hiking, exercise, cooking, reading, and travel. I believe a balanced life leads to health and a sense of well-being.

Education

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, 1999

Residency

University of Michigan Medical School, 2006

Fellowship

University of Chicago Medical Center, 2007

Awards

Vishal Gala - Award 0

Top Doc

Seattle Met, 2016 and 2015

Affiliations

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Medical Group Affiliations
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Swedish Edmonds
Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center - Redmond
Swedish Medical Center - First Hill
Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah
Hospital Affiliations