Dr. Asher Taban, MD

Dr. Asher Taban, MD

Neurosurgery  |  

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Dr. Asher Taban, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Northridge, CA.Read his story

Asher H Taban MD Inc

18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 304

Northridge, CA 91325
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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

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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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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Injection
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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.


  • 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

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Dr. Taban's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taban to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (20 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Taban's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

in Simi Valley, CA |
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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I was in severe pain in my back. Dr. Taban stopped the pain. Dr. Taban is the best Doctor for pain in the back. Very polite and courteous. He explained everything to me. I have no more pain and thank Dr. Taban and God. I highly recommend Dr. Taban. from Mary V.
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in Canoga Park, CA |
I had my back surgery July 25, 2016 and the results are fabulous. I am back to a full workout routine and overall I am 90% free of any pain and discomfort.
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in Northridge, CA |
Dr. Asher Taban is my back surgeon and he performed an 8½ hour surgery on my back in early June 2017. This is my 5th back surgery and Dr. Taban was correcting problems from my last two surgeries which were done by another doctor. Dr. Taban is extremely patient and understanding. He answered all my...more
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in Granada Hills, CA |
I want to say thank you and show my heartfelt appreciation for your extreme surgical knowledge and expertise. I consulted other neurosurgeons, but felt after meeting you, I knew you were the surgeon I would go with. Your calm demeanor, clear explanations and obvious surgical experience gave me...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Taban has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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