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  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Nikhil Desai, MD

Maxillofacial Surgery

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Santa Clara Homestead
Appt/Advice: 1-408-851-2000

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I attended Rutgers University for my undergraduate education, graduating with a BA in Biology. I received my Dental Degree (DMD) from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Though I am a Jersey boy at heart, I moved to beautiful Nashville, TN for medical school and some good ol' country music. I received my Medical Degree (MD) from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2005. After medical school, I remained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I completed an internship in General Surgery, followed by residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008. 

I am Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. My professional interests are in facial trauma, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) and oral pathology and oral/maxillofacial reconstruction. I have published articles in the scientific journals and am actively involved in the training and education of our Stanford University Plastic Surgery residents. I have also given several lectures in the community on various topics in oral and maxillofacial surgery. My goal is to share my knowledge and expertise with my patients so they can make well-informed decisions about their treatment options and to provide the highest standard in quality care through proper diagnosis and effective treatment.


Medical EducationVanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN
Medical EducationUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Hospital,
Newark, NJ
InternshipVanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN
ResidencyVanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN
ResidencyVanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN
Board CertificationOral Maxillofacial Surgery,
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesSanta Clara Homestead
South Sacramento Medical Center
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
09/30/2019 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1598812471
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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