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Dr. Edward Chang, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Chang

University of California San Francisco Department of Neurological Surgery

505 PARNASSUS AVE M779 San Francisco, CA 94143

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Dr. Edward Chang, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Local Access Plus HMO
Brown & Toland Physicians
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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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. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang performs Brain Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Brain Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Brain Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Epilepsy more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Pain
  • Glioma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Paracentesis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Edward Chang, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2002 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Univ Of Ca
Medical School
2002

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

4.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Chang cured my husband's seizures. His surgery has forever changed our lives. They say he is one of the best neurosurgeons in the world. Can't say how lucky we feel that he was here to help when others gave up. So grateful to have my family back. His whole team (Erica Terry and Mariann) are exceptional in my opinion. They're thoughtful, proactive, helpful and very personable. I appreciate the sincere interest that Dr. Chang expresses and the amount of time he gives to listening.
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There are no words to express my gratitude for Dr. Chang! I have been suffering from seizures for over twenty years. None of previous doctors at another hospital said that I could someday have no seizures. The surgery went well and they have an awesome team. Its been 3 years since the brain surgery and I'm feeling better than I've ever felt. Confident, but very modest bedside manner. He’s honestly the best of the best!
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A wonderful experience with Dr. Chang. Explanations of possibilities were provided at ease. No rushing. A pleasure to be under his care.
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DR. EDWARD CHANG IS SUPERIOR AND EXCEPTIONAL! All of the office and nursing staff are also exceptional. I could not ask for a better and more caring neuro surgeon. I was very impressed with Dr. Chang's thorough explanations and patience with my questions and concerns. He did not talk down to me and I never felt rushed. Surgery was completely successful. Dr. Chang rocks.
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I am not sure why I have to give at least one start for my review to be accepted. But ok I marked 1 star. Dr.Chang refused to offer me a Microvascular Decompression procedure as I have Trigeminal neuralgia and Atypical facial pain from a dental surgery that was botched. I went to a different medical establishment and had my MVD there. My Trigeminal neuraligia pain is completley gone now. I take a very low dose tegretol for ATN but that pain is also greatly reduced after MVD elsewhere.
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Dr Chang is one of the world's top experts of surgery for seizures and epilepsy. He saved my life and I have so much to look forward to now. The entire team is fantastic!
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Dr Chang is an amazing doctor. He is really well recognized but is one of the most easy people to talk with. I felt like he really cared a lot. His whole team is great. Most importantly, my seizures have stopped and I'm getting my life back!
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I can offer only the highest recommendation for Dr. Chang who treated my dad for trigeminal neuralgia. He did a wonderful job of explaining the procedure (microvascular decompression) in a way that my dad could understand, and was excellent at staying in communication with concerned family members. Dr. Chang is sincere with his patients and exhibited an unmatched level of expertise in treating my dad's condition.
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I had a exceptional experience with Dr Chang and his team at UCSF. They are experts with trigeminal pain. I had a MVD surgery and the pain was gone immediately. No more meds too. I2 feel truly blessed. It changed my life. Thank you Dr Chang!
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