Dr. Mike Chen, MD

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Dr. Mike Chen, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

City of Hope 1500 Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA 91010 Get Directions
(626) 359-8111

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Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
West Covina, CA |
Dr. Michael Chen is a phenomenal neurosurgeon. We were in a grave situation with gas in my husbands brain following a craniotomy that was performed weeks prior. Dr. Chen attempted to release it but the procedure wasn't effective. Dr. Chen discussed the need for a craniotomy and we agreed. The surgical team was called in 2am and 4 1/2 hrs later my husband was stable and soon to be on the mend. I can't thank Dr. Chen and the surgical team enough for saving my husbands life.
Riverside, CA |
I was looking for a neurosurgeon to remove a tumor in my lower spine badly because I was starting to have trouble walking . Dr Chen helped me take care of my problem within 2 and half weeks after my oncologist referred me to him. And I was able to walk on 2nd day after surgery. Totally grateful for Dr Chen.
Bishop, CA |
After receiving a diagnosis of GBM and told that there was no chance of removing the tumor from another doctor on Monday we were able to see Dr. Chen that Friday. He reviewed the MRIs we brought and walked in the room and said he could remove 70 - 90% of the tumor. We once again had hope in our lives. The surgery was scheduled for 2 weeks later (our choice as it was the week before Christmas and we wanted to celebrate the holidays at home). During the surgery Dr. Chen was able to remove 98%!
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Dr. Chen's Care Philosophy

Every case should be handled as perfectly as possible.

Dr. Chen says...

I am trained in the resection of complex brain and spine tumors. "Inoperable" spine tumors are referred to us for surgery from all over California and the world.

Spine tumor surgery is considered to be extremely difficult involving removal of the tumor and complex reconstruction techniques. I also often apply those skills to other more common spinal conditions, such as a herniated disc or degenerated spine.

Dr. Chen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College Of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Institutes Of Health
  • Other Education
    Ms Biomedical Engineering, (Johns Hopkins University), PHD Neurobiology (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities