Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Neurosurgeon at Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates

Meet Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Dr. Villavicencio is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates.

He is trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery, offering patients deep expertise in spine care.

Dr. Villavicencio at a Glance

  • He specializes in spine surgery, ranging from minimally invasive surgery to complex spinal reconstruction surgery, including treatment of scoliosis and other spinal deformities.
  • Dr. Villavicencio is the Director of Research and Development for Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates and Director of Surgery at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, which he helped found.

Dr. Villavicencio is committed to your pain relief.

Dr. Villavicencio is a member of Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates.

Directions to our primary location in

Boulder, CO

How Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Fellowship - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Residency - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Medical School - Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts


  • Arthritis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain


  • ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Surgery / Replacement
  • Discography
  • Foraminotomy
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Testing
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • X-STOP

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

  • Best decision I ever made for neck fusion with Dr V. I am so pleased with its outcome after two years and have resumed normal activities after 2 years including dancing.
    — Dr. Villavicencio Patient
  • I had disc replacement surgery. The surgery went well with minimal discomfort or pain. Everyone was supportive and were there when I had questions. This is my second surgery with Dr. V and his team and I would never go anywhere else.
    — Dr. Villavicencio Patient

Accolades for Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Harvard Medical School - graduated with honors
  • Duke University Medical Center - neurological surgery residency
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - orthopedic spinal fellowship in minimally invasive and reconstructive spinal surgery
  • Assistant Clinical Professor - University of Colorado
  • Director of Surgery - Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
  • Director of Neurosurgery - Boulder Community Hospital
  • Director of Neurosurgery - Longmont United Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Colorado Neurosurgical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Neuro-oncology
  • Boulder County Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board certified - neurological surgery

Spine-health Articles by Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Office Information for Dr. Alan Villavicencio, MD

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
4743 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303
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Primary Location:

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
4743 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303


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

Boulder Neurosurgical Associates & Justin Parker Neurological Institute

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts Most Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Additional Locations

Longmont United Hospital
2030 Mountain View
Suite 500
Longmont, CO 80501
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Profile last updated: August 24, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.