Dr. Gordon Tang, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Tang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

East Bay Neurosurgery and Spine A Medical Corporation

2510 Webster St Ste 300 Berkeley, CA 94705

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(510) 841-8700

Dr. Gordon Tang, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Berkeley, CA. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tang to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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. Tang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neuroplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang performs Neuroplasty more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tang performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Myelopathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Myelopathy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Tang performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Tang's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • 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, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Tang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Tang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tang

3.9

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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(11)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(4)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Great surgeon. In 2019, he successfully operated on my lower spine to cure a very painful sciatica on my right leg that prevented me from walking. (stenosis). I was 73. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 02, 2021
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I consulted with Dr. Tang about 15 years ago for a herniated disk. At the time, he suggested that I would likely heal in a few weeks without surgery, and I did! A recent bad decision on my part (lifting incorrectly), reinjured two of my disks, and combined with age-related deterioration, I lost some feeling and function in my leg. The sciatic pain was also debilitating. Dr. Tang operated on me in a quick, surgery center procedure that immediately alleviated my pain and restored full function. The process was as "covid-safe" as seems possible, and I'm back walking, working and playing golf two months later. Overall a very positive experience and great outcome for me. Dave C.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave C. – Dec 24, 2020
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After progressive numbness in my hands and lower body, I was referred to Dr. Tang for surgery. My diagnosis was severe cranial spinal cord compression, and I needed surgery ASAP. This was in April-May 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus. Dr. Tang (via a zoom appointment) explained the results of my MRI and my medical options. I chose surgery. Without surgery, I was looking at possible paralysis. A week later I had surgery. My hospital experience was very positive. The staff was great, and everyone followed coronavirus precautions. Only patients and staff were allowed in the hospital as a extra safety precaution. My surgery went well, and I feel so lucky to have my body back. Thank you, Dr. Tang!
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What could be improved
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Aug 06, 2020
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On January 30, 2019, Dr. Gordon Tang operated on my wife’s spine to correct Stage IV spondylolisthesis (of the L4 and L5 vertebrae) with debilitating sciatica. Her sciatica disappeared immediately after the four-hour procedure, replaced by temporary surgical pain. After four days in the hospital, she was able to walk around the block, about a quarter mile, upon returning home. With the aid of a strong “can do” attitude toward exercise and PT, she had made a complete recovery in about three months. All that remains today is a slight decrease in range of motion, as you would expect from fusing two vertebrae together with metal rods and screws. Not only is Dr. Tang a skilled surgeon. He is also a highly intelligent and articulate man, more so than most surgeons we had interviewed. He was able to explain the steps in the procedure and the risks of surgery, without minimizing them or scaring us, in a way that a “quant” could understand and appreciate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 24, 2020
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I saw Dr. Tang for a herniated disc at L5-S1. He recommended several options and discussed them all with me, and let me choose my own course, even though I think he knew I'd end up at surgery one way or the other. Ultimately, I did, and he was my surgeon. He sees each of his patients himself, and takes time to explain the options, procedures, expectations, recovery, and next steps. I felt heard, cared for, and supported the entire way through from initial appointment to post-op recovery. While I can't recommend surgery, he was a fantastic doctor and surgeon, and I would recommend him if anyone needs this type of care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 22, 2020
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I had sudden onset of a herniated disc, with foot pain and weakness. After a brief treatment course with a physiatrist, I was referred to Dr. Tang. He saw me promptly, and after extensive discussion, we scheduled surgery. A laminectomy and disc removal was done as an outpatient. Pain resolved immediately and has not recurred. Weakness gradually resolved over a year.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 17, 2019
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Dr. Tang performed a very successful spine surgery for me - L4/L5 micro discectomy. I wouldn't hesitate to have surgery with him again, though I've been pain free for five years (with physical therapy work)!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diana in Oakland – Sep 10, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Gordon Tang, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Berkeley, CA. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Gordon Tang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tang frequently treats Neuroplasty, Myelopathy, and Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tang treats.

Where is Dr. Gordon Tang, MD's office located?

Dr. Tang's office is located at 2510 Webster St Ste 300, Berkeley, CA 94705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

East Bay Neurosurgery and Spine A Medical Corporation2510 Webster St Ste 300 Berkeley, CA 94705
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus

Berkeley, CA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)