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Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Tung

Dr. Howard Tung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(619) 543-5540

Dr. Tung accepts the following insurance:

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
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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

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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 Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Tung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 41 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

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3.1

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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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