Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Dr. Howard Tung, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
(18)
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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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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Tung's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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10  Procedures

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

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tung to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have 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)

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...more
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