Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Tung, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 57 years old.

4510 Executive Dr Ste 325

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(619) 543-5540

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 63% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
more than 46% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
more than 32% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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

  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • L a Co-Usc Med Ctr, Neurological Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tung has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tung's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tung to family and friends
3.1
based on 18 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Tung's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Temecula, CA |
Dr. Tung removed a Schwannoma tumor from inside my spinal cord. An extremely delicate and serious procedure, he performed my SUCCESSFUL surgery with great skill. He is the best!!!!!
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Tung and his staff treat me with courtesy and respect. Dr. Tung operated on my neck a few years ago and I have been free of shooting pain since! Forget about the other comment. Dr. Tung does not try to just cut everyone open. He gave other therapies first.
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in San Diego, CA |
Dr. Howard Tung operated on my daughter in 2001. He presented himself in the ER at Children's Hospital San Diego as a Board Certified Pediatric Neurosurgeon. He was not. He butchered my daughter, and threw her skull in the trash! She became hemiplegic from his malpractice and endured 2 more brain...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tung accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tung has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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