Dante F. Vacca, MD, FAANS
Specialty: General neurosurgery with an emphasis on spine surgery, tumors, brain tumors and motor mapping.
Dr. Vacca joined Sierra Neurosurgery Group in 1989 after completing his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
At the growing Reno practice, Dr. Vacca found a group of neurosurgeons with a wide range of surgical talents and an environment where collaboration came naturally.
Dr. Vacca’s interests include treatment of cerebral aneurysms, brain tumors and spine surgery. He is the only area neurosurgeon who does motor mapping, a procedure done during brain tumor surgery to ensure the most accurate tumor resection while minimizing risk of paralysis. The field of neurosurgery is exciting for Dr. Vacca both for what it can accomplish for his patients today and its potential to do even more for them tomorrow.
Dr. Vacca completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nevada.
“I called the office for an appointment while I was out of town and was especially surprised to have a visit scheduled quickly as I was in a lot of discomfort. Not only was I scheduled quickly and conveniently he ordered and MRI and x-rays that were approved and scheduled at RDC within a week. This was the quickest and most efficient any tests had ever been ordered from the office. I truly felt as if my concerns were taken seriously and handled adeptly.”
“Dr Vacca doesn’t mince words which makes me feel confident in his skills as a surgeon. He tells you straight how it is and gives you information as well as his recommendation but ultimately he puts the decision in your hands. He also understands the pain his patients feel and does his best to help them live without pain. Dr Vacca doesn’t waste time but he never makes the patient feel like they’re not important.”
“I have seen several physicians, Doctor Vacca and his staff are by far the most professional and helpful I have encountered. Doctor Vacca’ s professional communications skill is exemplary.”
“I think Dr. Vacca is the best I trust the doctor with my life!”
“Dr. Vacca is so very kind yet professional. Would recommend him in a heartbeat.”
“I have recommended Dr Vacca to my friends, he is so very kind.”