UCI Health neurosurgeon Dr. Sumeet Vadera specializes in minimally invasive surgical options for a variety of conditions, including epilepsy.

Sumeet Vadera, MD


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy, Epilepsy in children, Laser ablation of intracranial tumors, Minimally invasive head and neck surgery, Minimally invasive, robot-assisted intracranial surgery, Radiculopathy, Schwannoma, Sciatica, Seizure disorders, Spinal cancer

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  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery
  • English
  • Hindi
Medical School
Jefferson Medical College
Cleveland Clinic FoundationNeurological Surgery
Cleveland Clinic FoundationEpilepsy Surgery
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurological Surgery, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association – 2021
More Information

Dr. Sumeet Vadera is a fellowship-trained UCI Health neurosurgeon who specializes in epilepsy surgery, with expertise in minimally invasive surgery for adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy.

His clinical expertise is in neuromonitoring, specifically subdural grids and stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), and the early treatment of patients with medically intractable epilepsy. He performs laser surgery to treat deep epileptic lesions in the brain, using minimally invasive techniques as well as implantation of the Neuropace RNS® (responsive neurostimulation) device. 

Vadera is the first neurosurgeon on the West Coast to use a neurosurgical robotic device for precise mapping and positioning when performing minimally invasive cranial procedures, such as SEEG. 

Vadera also treats patients with cervical degenerative disease and syringomyelia, spine deformity and spine tumors, and a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain tumors, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, spine and cranial trauma, and concussion. 

He earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Penn., and completed a neurosurgery residency and a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Vadera is the lead author of several publications related to epilepsy surgery and outcomes in major neurosurgery journals. He also is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals. He is currently a member of the Congress of Neurosurgeons (CNS), the American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS) and the Society for Brain Mapping Techniques (SBMT). 

UCI Health Neurosurgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1
Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-6966
Fax: 855-209-8413