Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD

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Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Brain and Spine Institute of California, Inc. 4631 Teller Ave Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Get Directions
(949) 335-7500

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      in Irvine, CA |
      Such a pleasant visit with Dr.Ty. He takes his time answering my endless list of questions and never felt rushed. He is very detailed with his answers and I am thankful for his kindness. He is a very smart man. He accurately pin pointed where my pain was and I had my treatment done immediately thanks to his staffs. I'm pain free and very happy. Thank you Monica, and Tammie for getting me scheduled so quickly. Best staffs with the best doctor.
      in brea, ca |
      Excellent doc, took care of my pain.
      in Newport Beach, CA |
      Dr. Ty is one of those rare and amazing people that are hard to find in OC. I went to see him because my friend had surgery with him in Irvine and she went home the same day and was jogging in about 2 months. I had an epidural injection and then a foraminotomy procedure. I had no stitches to take out and 4 weeks later I'm waiting to cleared for activities which I think I ready for but didn't want to do until he cleared me. I love you Dr. Ty
      in Aliso Viejo, CA |
      Dr. Ty is a wonderful physician! Compassionate and highly skilled. My husband had intractable sciatica that shot down his leg. He had failed therapy, epidurals, and even surgery. Dr. Ty came up with the possibility of a stem cell injection. This was a cutting edge technology. I felt relief within a few days! No hospitalization. I am very happy!
      in Anaheim, CA |
      I love Dr. Ty. I was told I needed a multi-level lumbar fusion by a Hoag spine specialist. I ended up getting a one level microdiscectomy procedure in Irvine. I left the same day and now 2 months later I feel almost back to 100%. I highly recommend Dr. Ty and BASIC and their staff including Monica! Thank you so much!
      in Tustin, CA |
      Dr. Ty did my minimally invasive lumbar disc surgery. After I awoke from anesthesia, my pain was gone immediately. He is a miracle worker. The staff and facilities at the center was top notch. I have had good care at Hoag and Mission. However, what Dr. Ty and his staff provided to me blew me away. I would recommend him highly to anyone!
      I was having neck issues. By looking at my MRI and going over my symptoms Dr. Ty was able to give me my options. I was scared to have surgery, but him and his staff made me feel at ease. They kept me informed step by step of what to expect. Everyone from the receptionist to the MA were kind and caring. I'm 8 weeks past surgery and feeling great! Thanks to Dr. Ty and the staff for all your GREAT work. I will be forever THANKFUL.
      He's a great surgeon but his staff are horrible they don't do what they are supposed to do and the manager Kim is very arrogant it's ashamed he is a great surgeon but doesn't have the right staff to run his office in a professional manner
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery
      • Interventional Pain Medicine
      • Interventional Spine Medicine
      • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
      • Neurological Spine Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Pain Medicine
      • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Postoperative Pain
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Aneurysm
      • Arthritis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Back Pain
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Disc Degeneration
      • Cervical Herniated Disc
      • Cervical Radiculopathy
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Cervical Spondylitis
      • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
      • Cervical Sprain
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Degenerative Spine Disorders
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Headache
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lumbar Sprain
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Infections
      • Spinal Instability
      • Spinal Rigidity
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Dislocation
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondolthesis
      • Spondylarthritis
      • Spondylarthropathy
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Spondylosis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Upper Back Pain
      • Vertebral Column Tumors

      Procedures Performed

      • Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Brain Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
      • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Joint Drainage
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Laser Surgery
      • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
      • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University of California, San Francisco

        Graduated in 2001

      • Internship Hospital
        Yale New Haven Hospital

        Completed in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Yale New Haven Hospital

        Completed in 2007

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Institute of Spinal Disorders

        Completed in 2008

      • Undergraduate School
        Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1997

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Thaiyananthan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Thaiyananthan's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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      Dr. Thaiyananthan's Care Philosophy

      Our compassionate and dedicated spine surgeons and pain management specialists are recognized as leaders in performing the most up-to-date minimally invasive procedures for patients suffering from spinal injuries and damage, or for our patients with chronic pain. Our goal is to provide patients with the least invasive medical approach, and better and faster recovery times and surgical outcomes.