Vikram Talwar, M.D.

Spine Surgery

“It is gratifying to watch people function better after treating them.”


  • Fellowship, Spine Surgery
  • Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

After graduating from Antioch High School and University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Talwar completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the San Francisco orthopedic residency program. He then went on to complete a one-year fellowship in spine surgery at UC Davis, where he gained experience in all facets of complex spine surgery. At Webster Orthopedics, he provides surgical and nonsurgical care to pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the spine.

Dr. Talwar’s dedication to medicine and his patients is demonstrated by his past volunteer time with babies and children at the Temple University Department of Pediatric and Oakland Children’s Hospital. He volunteers at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic “Rock Med” providing medical care at local concert venues. He has frequently been invited to speak as a guest lecturer in a variety of topics in orthopedic and spine surgery. He has been involved in ground level research working to develop new techniques and implants currently available in the treatment of complex spinal disorders.

Dr. Talwar’s interests include reconstructive pediatric and adult spinal surgery and microsurgery, and the development of minimally invasive techniques in spinal surgery.

Patient Reviews

"I had a positive experience. Although I waited over an hour for my first appointment, it was worth the wait. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Dr. Talwar was very good explaining my health problem and what should be done. I never had such a good experience taking care of my health needs. I would recommend Dr. Talwar to everyone I know needs orthopedic care. Thank you!" – C. Kora

"It was nice. He helped me with the problem I'm having with my back. Thank you for helping me" – D. Norris

Dr. Vikram Talwar has changed my life for the better since he did my back surgery. He has taken that extra mile to make sure that my experience with Webster Orthopedics has been wonderful. His staff is professional, caring, and great to interact with from Giselle, to Jennifer and everyone else. I recommend that if you require the best surgeon in Northern California, that you choose Dr. Vikram Talwar. He is truly a gifted surgeon with great hands, and a professional attitude. - Stephanie C.

"I am a longtime patient of the practice-Drs. Fraser, Salyapongse, and Talwar. All are wonderful people and phenominal doctors! In 2010, Dr. Fraser introduced me to Dr. Talwar in conjunction with my lumbar spine issues; I was a veteran of 7 surgeries at that point and had continuing problems and great discomfort. Dr. Talwar conducted a comprehensive evaluation, explained his findings in terms I could understand, and suggested that he beleived he could bring me relief. True to his word, he subsequently performed a "Decompression" and I have had great relief and a much improved life style in the ensuing 11 months. This is a Godsend and I will forever be gratreful to him and his fantastic support team. All are great assets to your practice and I would heartily recommend them to anyone." – J. M. Eaneman

"I want to send a thank you to Giselle for helping me obtain a doctor's note for my job. After having an epidural, I was limited for my full work duties. She went above and beyond to help me obtain this letter - and I truly appreciate it! Thank you!" – N. Kurtz

"I made my appointment with Dr. Talwar to get a second opinion on my past treatments and diagnoses relative to my back injury that I was unable to attain from past medical professionals. Dr. Talwar examined the MRI that I provided and addressed all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Talwar spent a surprisingly long time with me, and I felt that he focused totally on my situation until he had a total understanding of my medical condition and had addressed all of my concerns before releasing me. His patience and open demeanor enabled me to obtain answers to all of my questions. I now have a comfortable understanding of my back condition and know how to avoid future dibilitating problems." – J. Icanberry

"The doctor was very good and put me at ease. He seemed to take the extra time to look at everything and is referring me for another doctor for something I didn't even come to him for. I would recommend him very highly." – S. Emmanuele

"Dr Talwar is awesome. I had my back fused on 5-18-12 and for the first time in 18 long years I feel like a real person. He is the best of two doctors both of whom are with Webster. I love this guy so much for giving me back what I lost. I tell everyone I talk to, go to Webster's. You are all so great. Dr. Talwar and Dr. Viess are the best. I am so blessed to be able to have these great doctor and I will always give them my 100%. Thank you." – S Fountain

"Dr. Talwar is wonderful. He always takes his time with you and explains and answers all your questions. His assistant Gisselle is also wonderful. The whole staff is too !! I would recommend Dr. Talwar to anyone who is in need of his services !! Sure there have been times Iv'e had to wait for quite sometime to just be seen, but I always remember how great he is with each and all his patients. So it's worth the wait !!!" – J. Christiansen

"Dr. Talwar is wonderful. He has been treating my daughtyer for scoliosis since she was 14 and every experience we have had in the San Ramon office has been a pleasure. From our appts with him to x-rays, bracing discussions, etc. our experience has been wonderful." – R. Owens