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Dr. Dean Chou, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Chou

UCSF Medical Center Orthopedic

400 Parnassus Ave San Francisco, CA 94143

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Dr. Dean Chou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(415) 353-2739

Dr. Chou accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

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. Chou's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou performs Spinal Fusion more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chou performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou treats Spinal Stenosis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chou treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chou treats Spine Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Chou treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Chou's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dean Chou, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996

Awards

Dr. Chou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chou

4.1

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
(11)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
20%
(3)

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extremely competent and caring.
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