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Dr. Derek Taggard, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Taggard

University Neurosciences Institute

45 E River Park Pl W Ste 104 Fresno, CA 93720

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Dr. Derek Taggard, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Taggard accepts the following insurance:

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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. Taggard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taggard treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Taggard treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taggard treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 87% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Myelopathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taggard treats Myelopathy more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Taggard treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy

Dr. Taggard's conditions and procedures:

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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Derek Taggard, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fresno, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
1996
University of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
1996

Awards

Dr. Taggard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taggard

4.7

Based on 14 reviews

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1 Star
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