Dr. Michael Chang, MD

Dr. Michael Chang, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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40 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Michael Chang, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tempe, AZ and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

Sonoran Spine

1255 W Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 107

Tempe, AZ 85281
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CorVel
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chang performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Chang'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

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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21  Procedures

  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
20 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Chang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Has a HUGE ego & won't admit error. He "guaranteed" there was no nerve damage but an EMG showed serious nerve damage that affected my ability to walk. My right leg was mostly numb & weak and some of the muscles 4 walking were atrophied due 2 nerve damage so I fell regularly. An MRI showed a screw...more
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You will never see this review because they have no integrity. I wrote a review and it was never posted. I would never let this guy give my dog a bath. Jeff Fleming 520.424.3747.
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Chang (doesn't deserve title of Dr) was not my surgeon, was covering for Dr Datta over weekend. Came into my room and told me I can go home. Never looked at my incision, never asked how I was feeling. No post d/c meds and gave instructions to follow up in office in 2-3 months. This after a 4 level...more
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