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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 47

11190 Warner Ave Ste 305
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center
12601 Garden Grove Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Orange County Brain/Spine Grp
Orange County Brain/Spine Grp
11190 Warner Ave Ste 305
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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    Dr. Nguyen's Experience

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Baclofen Pump Therapy
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Microvascular Decompression
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
    • Ataxia
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Tumor
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pinched Nerve
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Schwannoma
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    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Skull Base Lesions
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Fracture              
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2003
    • American Academy of Neurological Surgery, 2000
    • Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence inTeaching Award, 2002
    • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2005
    • UCLA Healthcare Star, 2004
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1993
    • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2004
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York Medical College
    Graduated in 1993

    Internship Hospital

    San Joaquin General Hospital
    Complete in 1994

    Residency Hospital

    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Schoold Of Medicine
    Complete in 2000
    University Hospital
    Complete in 2002

    Fellowship Hospital

    Children's Hosital Los Angeles, Usc University Hospital
    Complete in 2003

    Undergraduate Schools

    Occidental College
    Graduated in 1989

    Other Education

    UCLA Medical Center, Harbor/UCLA Medical College
    Complete in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nguyen & Staff

    • English
    • Vietnamese
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Nguyen's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

    • Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center

    • Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Nguyen

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends

    25 responses
    below
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    24 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    24 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 23 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Nguyen
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    25 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    25 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    25 responses
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    • Yes.

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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
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    Orange County Brain/Spine Grp
    11190 Warner Ave Ste 305
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 433-2000 (Office)
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