Dr. Luis Tumialan, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Tumialan
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Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Dr. Luis Tumialan, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Tumialan is the most humble, caring considerate doctor with an amazing bedside manner of any doctor I’ve ever met. God totally blessed Dr. Tumialan with amazing mine and hands. He has done two surgeries on me the first one I was in so much pain I couldn’t sit, stand. Right after the surgery there was no pain. He doesn’t push for surgery only as a last resort.
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Gloria Miller – Jan 25, 2020
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I have been seen by Dr. Tumialan since May 2019, on the first visit he change my life for the better. He introduced me to intermittent fasting and the Keto diet to loose weight before he could operate on my L5-S1 8mmx10mm herniation, this was based off of a Oct 2018 MRI. By following his directions I losted the weight and had the surgery as the herniation had gotten bigger. He called me himself the next day. His staff called me over the next few weeks checking up on me. He has a wonderful bed side manner. He'll sit with you and discuss all of your questions. He will never make you feel rushed. He gave me hope that he would repair my spine after getting a work related injury in Sept of 2018. I have relief, I have my life and health back thanks to this blessing of a surgeon who "Cared" about me! His staff Liz and Coda are wonderful to work with and helped a great deal with working with my workers compensation insurance company.
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M Hauser – Nov 23, 2019
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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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Overgaard, AZ – Feb 14, 2019
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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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Nikki in Scottsdale , AZ – Jan 23, 2019
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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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Britt in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 16, 2019
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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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Jan 16, 2019
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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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Jane Grimm in Scottsdale , AZ – Jan 09, 2019
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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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Miguel Mendez in Phoenix, AZ – Nov 28, 2018
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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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Scottsdale, AZ – Aug 16, 2017
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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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Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 07, 2017
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He's the best, most decent, honest, and straightforward human being you will ever encounter.
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Hollywood, FL – May 30, 2017
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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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steve dill in Phoenix, AZ – May 15, 2017
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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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John Virgona in Gilbert, AZ – Feb 09, 2017
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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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Heather K. in Scottsdale, AZ – Dec 23, 2016
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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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Joel D. in Phoenix, AZ – May 07, 2016
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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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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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Tumialan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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 their peers

Dr. Tumialan treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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 their peers

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

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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
  • 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
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Locations

Barrow Brain and Spine

Barrow Brain and Spine2910 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Barrow Brain and Spine7301 E 2nd St Ste 106 Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average