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 11 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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Background Check

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. 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 67% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 67% 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
Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats Back Pain more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Thaiyananthan's conditions and procedures:

Acute Postoperative Pain
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Spine
Artificial Disc Replacement
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Carpal Tunnel Release
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
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Endoscopic Laser Therapy
Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Excision of Femur or Knee
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hand Conditions
Headache
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laser Surgery
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
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Scoliosis Surgery
Shoulder Disorders
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 Fractures, Traumatic
Spondolthesis
Spondylarthropathy
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Chiropractic
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

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
2008
2007
2002
2001
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Thaiyananthan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thaiyananthan

4.1

Based on 86 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
22.093023255813954%
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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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Patients must pay in full up front. Doesn’t take insurance anymore.
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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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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...Read 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...Read More
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