Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD

Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD

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Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of California, San Francisco in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery, pain medicine, and more.

4631 Teller Ave Ste 100

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Information

(949) 335-7500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Thaiyananthan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 59% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
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more than 53% of peers
Spondylitis
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more than 52% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thaiyananthan "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."

9  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

98  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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Background Check

0 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

  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of California, San Francisco
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Institute of Spinal Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thaiyananthan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thaiyananthan's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thaiyananthan to family and friends
84 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (84)

  • 5
    (66)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Thaiyananthan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (14)

I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Ty and his beautiful medical center. I recently had a surgery (at the surgery center-which is equally well staffed and beautiful) The office manager Erick was so kind even though I had to schedule and reschedule last minute-3 times in one day. They were...more
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I am very grateful to Dr. Ty. On July 31st of this month, he performed a surgery called Lumbar Micro-discectomy (LMD) for disc herniation. Soon after, I was completely pain free. I was able to walk out of the surgery center two hours after he surgery was performed. He is kind caring and more...more
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I had a very successful surgery. My pain in my neck was a 10 and now it is a 0. Very good surgeon and very pleasant and supportive staff.
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I really have nothing negative just all positives for this Dr and his complete staff. From the very first phone call to the initial office visit 100% most caring medical office and staff! Dr Ty was with us for a long time no rushing us and explained all Xrays and MRIs to us in our language. Dr Ty...more
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He is a life saver, suddenly I wasnt able to walk at all with excruciating pain my back, Dr.Ty (Thaiyananthan) find the root cause in the way I sat in front of him (thats experience) & he got it fixed with just an SIJ injection instead of a surgery what other doctor told. Its hard to get...more
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