Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

Neurosurgeon at SonoSpine

Meet Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala is a board certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon in Virginia who was driven to offer a better, safer and more effective alternative to traditional spine surgery. Through his revolutionary advancements and years of research, development and experience, he has created the SonoSpine® Technique.

Dr. Ellegala has established himself as a renowned leader in ultrasonic spine surgery. His innovative advancements in spine and brain surgery have positioned him at the forefront of his field.

Dr. Ellegala At a Glance:

  • Adapted ultrasonic surgical instruments to create the most precise techniques and tools available for brain and spine surgery with the teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard
  • Creator and Perfector of the SonoSpine® Technique
  • Patients and physicians travel from all over the world to seek his care and guidance, from presidents of countries, to US ambassadors, to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies
  • Founder of Madaktari Africa, an organization that sends hundreds of doctors all over the world to serve as mentors using Dr. Ellegala’s “train-forward” philosophy

Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala is a Neurosurgeon with SonoSpine.

Doctor Quote

"At SonoSpine®, we're not content to have the most advanced spine surgery in the world. We want to make it perfect."

Directions to our primary location in

Charlottesville, VA

How Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Medical School, University of Washington
  • Intern in General Surgery, University of Washington
  • Resident in Neurosurgery, University of Washington and University of Virginia
  • Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Chief Resident in Neurosurgery, University of Virginia


  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • SonoSpine
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Ultrasonic Spine Surgery

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

  • Just three weeks after the surgery, I was walking two miles three times a day. I have full mobility in my neck and don't fear the effects of hardware on my spine long term. SonoSpine gave me my life back.
    — Kathy

Accolades for Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Tumor Neurosurgery, Harvard’s Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Board, Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery
  • Executive Board, International Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Dilantha B. Ellegala

SonoSpine® - Charlottesville Office
2050 Abbey Rd.
Suite D
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Primary Location:

SonoSpine® - Charlottesville Office

2050 Abbey Rd.
Suite D
Charlottesville, VA 22911


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Out-of-Pocket

Additional Locations

SonoSpine® - Harrisonburg Office
4165 Quarles Ct
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Driving directions
1056-A Vista Park Drive
Forest, VA 24551
Driving directions

Profile last updated: October 18, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.