Dr. Cheng Tao, MD

Dr. Cheng Tao, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
(19)
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Dr. Cheng Tao, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.

201 Governors Dr SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 533-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Tao'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tao's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tao to family and friends
19 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Tao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Tao has helped me so much and I feel he is a very skilled and compassionate surgeon.
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Went to him for back issue and he told i needed a surgery if not i would be paralyze from the waists down.so i went and had it done well after the surgery had to go back into the hospital for another surgery .along with a follow up started having problems with my hips so again another surgery.well...more
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I wish that everyone that had a good experience with Dr. Tao wrote a review, instead of those with just complaints. He is a great physician!
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First I waited for almost 3 hrs for a first visit with him that lasted 7 min with his nurse practitioner and 3 min with him. I knew I didn't need surgery, I am a nurse I did my homework. I had a previous fusion in the cervical area and am having problems. I also have bulging lumbar areas....more
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