Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD

Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 49

Neurosurgery

Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Practice

6010 Hidden Valley Rd Ste 200 Carlsbad, CA 92011
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New Patient?
(442) 274-0568

NORTH COUNTY NEUROLOGY ASSOCIATES dba THE NEUROLOGY CENTER

NORTH COUNTY NEUROLOGY ASSOCIATES dba THE NEUROLOGY CENTER1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 302 Escondido, CA 92029
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(442) 274-0568

Southern California Institute of Neurological Surgery

So Cal Institute of Neurosurgical Surgery705 E Ohio Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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(442) 274-0568

UC San Diego Division of Neurosurgery

UC San Diego Division of Neurosurgery16950 Via Tazon # 1D San Diego, CA 92127
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(442) 274-0568

UCSD Health Systems

UCSD Health Systems200 W Arbor Dr Ste MC8320 San Diego, CA 92103
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(442) 274-0568

At a Glance

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nguyen

4.8

Based on 19 ratings

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Excellent Doc
Dr. Nguyen evaluated my spinal problems, offered realistic treatment options, and performed skilled vertebra fusions to correct my condition. I was pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of my post-procedure pain management. It relied on minimal oral doses of oxycodone (that I was able to discontinue in only 5 days) and acetaminophen. Because of the effectiveness of the pain management, I was able to begin occupational and physical therapy only 4 days after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Better Every Day – Jul 25, 2022
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Dr. Nguyen was very clear and thorough in explaining the microdiscectomy surgery and answered all the questions that I had before and after surgery. He is kind and has a wonderful sense of humor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stacy Warneke – Jun 28, 2022
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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penny boggs – Aug 30, 2021
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Dr Nguyen is easy to talk to and makes his goals and direction clear. He is an amazing surgeon and took on a challenge that others wouldn't.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce Walters – Jun 29, 2021
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Dr. Nguyen operated on me in December 2015 when I suffered a ruptured brain aneurism. He saved my life. I was able to return to work in a few months with no ill effects. I feel blessed that he was on call when I suffered my stroke. I highly recommend him. Rosemary Trela
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Rosemary Trela in Norco, CA – Dec 30, 2018
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He saved my life in Only 2012 after my stroke due to a AVM I had and my home state in Southwest New York could not help me so my husband and I wanted sun and warm weather. From the snow and cold
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sandra Denn in Hemet, CA – Jul 19, 2017
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Excellent neurosurgeon. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Lynn C. in Valley Center, CA – May 04, 2016
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This doctors so kind so professional his work is supreme you every time I have an x-ray his work is complemented by the x-ray from what is seen by others I love this doctors manners professional atmosphere. And an outstanding awesome staff this doctors five star
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Dolores francisco in San marcos cali – Feb 12, 2016
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Dr Nguyen performed emergency surgery on me. I was dang lucky to have him. Knowledgeable caring and honest. What more could you want? I guess the greatest compliment I could pay is I'd let him work on my girls.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Chris Hall in Escondido. CA – Jan 08, 2016
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nguyen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Chiari's Deformity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Chiari's Deformity more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
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Subdural Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Medicaid
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Triwest
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Carlsbad, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Univ Of Ca
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD?

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What are Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nguyen frequently treats Traumatic Brain Injury, Chiari's Deformity, and Subdural Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nguyen treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD's office located?

Dr. Nguyen's office is located at 6010 Hidden Valley Rd Ste 200, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Andrew Nguyen, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest

San Diego, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)