Dr. Luis Tumialan, MD

Dr. Luis Tumialan, MD

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46 y/o
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Dr. Luis Tumialan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Barrow Brain and Spine

7301 E 2nd St Ste 106

Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Tumialan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumialan performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tumialan performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumialan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Tumialan treats this condition more than 97% 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
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tumialan performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Tumialan performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Tumialan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

At BNA, we put our patients first.  We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions.  As a patient of BNA, your healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Emory University
Residency Hospital
2000
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2008
2000
1999

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Tumialan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tumialan

4.9

Based on 48 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
2.0833333333333335%
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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If I lived in NY or Maine, I would travel to Scottsdale for back surgery. One of the finest men you will meet in this or any other field. Caring, knowledgable, good at his work. Won't push unnecessary procedures.
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There are not enough great words to express how amazing Dr Luis Tumialan is. I had a previous surgery in 2015 from a different surgeon that left me in constant daily pain. I had consultations with many surgeons who were unsure of what was causing my pain. Dr Tumialan was able to zero in on my problem on the first visit. His first option was not surgery however surgery became necessary. Dr Tumialan’s magic hands have changed my life. I never thought I would be pain-free again but I am.
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I would give him and his staff 10 stars if possible. He is skilled and personable. If I knew I would feel this good post-op, I would have gone to him sooner instead of hobbling around in pain for years. All well. Better late than never! Thanks Dr T!
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Dr. Tumialan team is amazing. I was living with pain for over 10 years and when my pain management provider said it was time to look and get evaluated by a surgeon. After meeting him, I was still scared but I felt I was in the best hands and now 3 months after back surgery I find myself better then I started. He is very caring and supportive with ecery step and staff is truly sweet and helpful.
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Dr. Tumialán is amazing and really cares about people and their pain. He saved me from terrible pain, just a dream come true!
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Incredible!!! Dr. Tumialan is a great Nuerosurgeon. Not very often are you meeting a surgeon that will be operating on you that same day, however in this circumstance it was vital. Dr. Tumialan has great bedside manner, though it was a very tense and scary situation he eased our mind with his knowledge and confidence and gave us the peace of mind that my husband would walk after surgery. It will be a long journey to recovery but we are on our way. Thank you!
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He spent time listening to my symptoms and did a thorough exam. He ordered a test that the Ortho spine docs didn't. He based his treatment on tests and my symptoms. Very kind and courteous Doctor.. He inspires confidence. My L5-S1 fusion has been an easy recovery. He really cares and wants to help. There is no need to fear if you are in his hands! Thank you Dr. T.
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I was in a motorcycle accident in July, 2016. Dr. Tumialan performed emergency neurosurgery to save my life. I am just now having surgery next week to attach my bone flap that had to be removed - almost 11 months without my left bone flap.. He has been very compassionate toward me and my family. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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He's the best, most decent, honest, and straightforward human being you will ever encounter.
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I am a retired VP of Sales for a major spinal surgery device company, and have access to surgical competency information from Phoenix area nurses, PAs, and spinal device sales reps which is unavailable to the general public. After much research, I chose Dr. Tumialan to perform my L4-L5 microdiscetomy last week. Dr. Tumialan is perhaps the most caring, most competent spine surgeon that I have ever met. His skills in micro-spine surgery are unprecedented. Best spine surgeon in the valley!
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Beware! Charged $310 to review a MRI and then sent my wife to another Doctor for 2 epidural injections. $6,000 later and after more suffering, no improvement. This guy is only interested in his outlandish FEE. Billing indicated he could have charged $600 for the consultation. So, make sure your insurance will pay your "consultation" fee before you commit!
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Caring personable doctor. Takes his time with you & family. Very skilled. Doctor & Office staff is tremendous & very responsive when you need help.
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DR. LUIS TUMIALAN IS THE MOST CARING DR. WE HAVE EVER MET. HE IS THE ONLY NEUROSURGEON I WILL EVER TRUST TO TOUCH ME!!! NO MATTER HOW BUSY HE IS, HE ALWAYS HAS TIME FOR HIS PATIENTS. I TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE!!! JOEL D.
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Very competent and explains procedures well. Has a great bedside manner I felt confident that what he was going to do was the correct procedure for me and I was not disappointed with the results. I suffered with sciatica for years and this procedure cured that.
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Aetna
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AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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