Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Howard Tung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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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. Tung's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tung treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Tung treats this condition more than 63% 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
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tung treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Tung treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tung treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Tung treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Tung's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Tung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Tung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tung

3.1

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Tung's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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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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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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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...Read More
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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