Dr. Swamy

Meet Dr. Nikil Swamy, MD, MS

Specialist in Neurointerventional Surgery

Dr. Swamy is a neurointerventional surgeon who specializes in treating various neurovascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, particularly an expert in minimally-invasive endovascular techniques. He is a board-certified neurologist who is extremely caring and professional and understands the needs of his patients and their families. Dr. Swamy is very passionate about improving stroke care and conducting research to advance the field. 

Multidisciplinary Specialist

Comprehensive care is synonymous with Dr. Swamy’s expertise. He is extensively trained in multiple subspecialties. He earned his medical degree and completed a Neurology residency from the University of South Carolina and Prisma Health. The first transitional year of his Neurology residency he completed at LSU in Louisiana.

Dr. Swamy then moved to San Francisco and completed two advanced fellowships. The first fellowship was in treating critically ill ICU patients suffering from a multitude of cerebrovascular insults, including stroke. Following this Neurocritical Care/Stroke fellowship, he was eager to undergo training in the endovascular treatment of stroke and other vascular disorders of the head, brain, and spine. He completed his training and became a neurointerventional surgeon and offers treatment for a wide range of procedures.

His specialties include acute mechanical thrombectomy for treatment of stroke, acute and elective treatment of cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas (AVF), arteriovenous malformations (AVM), intracranial angioplasty and stenting, carotid artery angioplasty and stenting, WADA testing for language/memory, preoperative tumor embolization of the brain and spine, among others.

Cutting Edge

Dr. Swamy believes in a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to treating his patients. Cutting-edge research and proper patient education are a big part of this approach. His interest in research and disseminating knowledge stems from his postgraduate days. He was awarded a master’s degree in the field of biochemistry for his research on the molecular machinery involved in the innate immune system.

An avid educator, Dr. Swamy has received multiple accolades for teaching and research. He is appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology with the Dartmouth School of Medicine and serves to train and educate the next lineage of physicians and doctors. Additionally, Dr. Swamy has been an investigator in over ten clinical research trials and has presented at over 40 scientific national and international research symposiums/conferences. 

Your Consultation with Dr. Swamy

Dr. Swamy is a professional and expert in his field, with bedside manners to boast, which will instill a sense of confidence and comfort that is second only to his compassionate and caring nature. He is well known for effectively communicating and explaining medical jargon in a way that is practical for patients to make an informed decision. Dr. Swamy is fluent in English, Hindi, and Telugu.

"I aspire to help my patients and their families in the most compassionate and supportive manner that I can. I look forward to building a bond and serving my patients during some of the most stressful and uncertain times. I am committed to providing the best all-around care to my patients and the community."
Dr. Swamy

If you are interested in learning more about what Dr. Swamy can do for you or a loved one, contact the VNSC at (805) 242-4884 or schedule a consultation today. We have locations in Thousand Oaks, West Hills, and Lancaster, and we proudly serve Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and Southern California.