Dr. Gordon Tang, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Tang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Eastbay Neurosurgery & Spine

2999 Regent St Ste 715 Berkeley, CA 94705

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(510) 841-8700

Dr. Gordon Tang, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Tang has more experience with Spine and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp. 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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Dr. Tang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna 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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Neuroplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang performs Neuroplasty more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Tang performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Spine Disorders more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Spinal Stenosis more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Brain Cancer more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tang treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Tang treats this condition more than 64% of their peers

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Dr. Tang'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 Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Tang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tang

3.8

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sep 17, 2019
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Wonderfull. I highly recommend Gordon Tang. For six months I could not walk more than a few hundred feet without having to sit (pain level 7/10). The pain would then quickly diminish enabling me to walk a few more hundred feet. But I could bike as much as I wanted without any pain! I had stenosis that created sciatica pain in my right leg only. He operated in July 2019 as an outpatient operation. I walked out the day of the operation without pain. Full recovery took 8 weeks with episode of slight pain, especially at night. I am now fully recovered without pain and without taking any medication. Bernard
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Bernard Pech – Sep 14, 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)!
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Biography

Dr. Gordon Tang, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Tang has more experience with Spine and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp. 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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Eastbay Neurosurgery & Spine

Eastbay Neurosurgery & Spine2999 Regent St Ste 715 Berkeley, CA 94705
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp

Berkeley, CA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)