Dr. Asher Taban, MD

Dr. Asher Taban, MD

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Dr. Asher Taban, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Northridge, CA. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Asher H Taban MD Inc

18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 304

Northridge, CA 91325
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Taban performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Stenosis
high
more than 80% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
more than 78% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Taban's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Taban's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taban "Dr. Taban is a graduate of the prestigious NYU Neurosurgery program. In his many years of service to the Northridge Community, he has been one of the earliest supporters of the Neuro Trauma Center at Northridge Hospital and was instrumental in its development and, in the 1980s and 1990s, was the only neurosurgeon supporting it. Under his guidance, the Neurosurgery Program at NRH has grown to be the best in the San Fernando Valley. He has been Chief of Surgery twice at Northridge Hospital and was Director of the Neuroscience Institute from 2005-2016. He was also closely involved with teaching of Neurosurgery at the Family Practice Program, which started in 1977, and again the only one to do so for many years. He has continued to be very involved in the development of the Neurosurgery Program at NRH. He is rated a 4-5 star Neurosurgeon on all major online physician rating sites. He has the most devoted staff, some being with him for decades, and even they are mentioned favorably in many of his ratings online. It is not unusual for Dr. Taban to see patients from all over California, as well as from other states and countries. During the many decades of his long career, Dr. Taban has performed over 10,000 surgeries and pioneered many unique personal surgical techniques, which are routinely used in the treatment of his patients, resulting in unparalleled outcomes. He was recently awarded the Grace Leland Physician's Appreciation award at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital. Known as the "Doctor's Doctor," many physicians choose him when they or a loved one are in need of brain or spine surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taban "We believe strongly in the importance of compassionate and cultural sensitivity to quality care. Patients at our office will receive the best specialized care, offered with courtesy, integrity, and respect. You will be greeted and cared for by our extraordinarily knowledgeable, efficient, and kind staff, experienced in dealing with the current highly complex health insurance issues. As a new patient, you are given a one-hour appointment; if the complexity of your condition requires additional time, Dr. Taban will provide that to you without hesitation and the entire examination is carried out by Dr. Taban in your presence. Our dedication and commitment to quality care with advanced technology and progressive techniques remains our guiding principle. Top 5 Areas of Expertise: Minimally invasive surgery of neck, lower back, and thoracic spine, Brain tumors and Chiari Malformation, Degenerative scoliosis, treatment of simple and complex disc disease, Spinal fusion (simple and complex)"
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lymphoma of the Bone
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Teheran University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Nyu Langone Medical Cente
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taban has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Taban does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Taban and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Taban's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taban to family and friends
58 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (58)

  • 5
    (50)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Taban's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

Dear Dr. Taban, I want to thank you again for the amazing surgery you did for me, twice. People keep telling me that I am lucky to be alive, and of course that's always true. But I'm not just alive, but thriving! Tomorrow is two weeks, and already I feel so much better than I did before the...more
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Dr. Taban performed two very delicate and difficult surgeries on my husband in the last 3 years. He has severe stenosis and each time his spinal cord was severely compressed. Both his doctor, and a good friend of ours who is a doctor, highly recommended him and said they would have Dr Taban...more
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Dr Taban takes his time to explain in detail what to expect in your treatment and or surgery. He make sure you are ready to be discharged from hospital and or treatment. His office staff is very patient and helpful.
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Dr. Taban is very clear about what will happen if surgery is required. He doesn't rush you through the OR like an assembly line., He takes his time to make sure everything is done correctly. The staff are very helpful and polite.
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Dr. Taban has to be the best neurosurgeon ever. He operated on me in 2004 after a jet-ski accident and cured me. Then just 1 week ago (August 22) he did it again. I had 2 degenerative discs in my neck and he put in 2 artificial discs. I woke up from the surgery and immediately knew he had cured me...more
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