Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD

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Dr. Thaiyananthan
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Brain and Spine Institute of California, Inc.

4631 Teller Ave Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California, San Francisco medical school in 2001. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thaiyananthan to book an appointment.

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Fantastic job. I got my life back. Where is he now? I tried to call.
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Nov 23, 2019
I just want to thank Dr. Ty for helping me out with my low back pain. I have had it for years and although he referred me out for PT, I returned after that failed and after my procedure, I am feeling great. Thank you Dr. Ty.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jackie in Orange, CA – Jan 09, 2019
Patients must pay in full up front. Doesn’t take insurance anymore.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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JL in Mission Viejo – Sep 20, 2018
Worst patient care! I had spine surgery by Dr. Thai. He said I had to pay before my surgery because he didn’t want to bill my insurance. I had to pay $17,550 before my surgery. I have never heard of such a thing. All he care about is making money.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Denise in Yorba Linda, CA – Sep 06, 2018
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 incredible accommodating and I was able to leave with all the paperwork I needed to return to work. I will be back for follow-ups and actually look forward to seeing my spine support squad!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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London in Irvine, CA – Dec 08, 2017
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 importantly, a very competent surgeon. Many thanks.
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Niranjala Peiris in Northridge, CA – Aug 19, 2017
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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Tracy Williamson in Ladera Ranch, CA – Jun 22, 2017
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 is deffintely one in a million! Thank you to Monica & Tammy as well for making a Mefical office visit comfortable and pleasant Robyn M
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Bruce M in Corona, CA – Sep 17, 2016
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 appointment right away for the visit & also for the procedure which could've saved me from 2 weeks of unnecessary pain, but I understand how busy good doctors must be.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Gomez S in Anaheim, CA – Aug 30, 2016
I researched the qualifications, residency, fellowship, and recommendations from other neurosurgeons to see Dr Thaiyananthan regarding severe lower back pain. He reconfirmed the MRI results on the monitor along with Radiologists comments and gave his diagnose in very clear and professional manner. He listens very attentively and offered all the possible course of action keeping the interest of patient foremost . I was so happy to see a neurosurgeon who treats you like a family member.
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
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Berta kapur in Irvine, CA – Aug 12, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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LucyT in Irvine, CA – Jul 16, 2016
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Spiro Lanier in Newport Beach, CA – Apr 13, 2016
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!
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
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Erin Jennings-Stein in Aliso Viejo, CA – Apr 13, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Matthew Ellicott in Anaheim, CA – Apr 13, 2016
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!
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
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Marc P. in Tustin, CA – Mar 19, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 21, 2016
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
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 03, 2016

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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...Read more

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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Board Certifications

Education

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

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thaiyananthan frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thaiyananthan treats.

Where is Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD's office located?

Dr. Thaiyananthan's office is located at 4631 Teller Ave Ste 100, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD speak?

Dr. Thaiyananthan speaks Spanish, Japanese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Thaiyananthan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats Low Back Pain more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats Back Pain more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • 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
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Brain and Spine Institute of California, Inc.

Newport Beach Office4631 Teller Ave Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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