Dr. Nitin Tandon, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Tandon
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Ut Physicians Neurosciences

6400 Fannin St Ste 2800 Houston, TX 77030

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Dr. Nitin Tandon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tandon has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tandon to book an appointment.


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Dr. Tandon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon performs Brain Surgery more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Tandon performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Tandon performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Tandon performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon treats Brain Cancer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Tandon treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Tandon treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Meningiomas
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tandon treats Meningiomas more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Tandon treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

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Dr. Tandon's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Tandon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tandon

4.8

Based on 71 ratings

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1 Star
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      Dr Nitin Tandon performed a craniotomy on our 21 yr old son to remove a brain tumor deep in the basal ganglia. He was extremely informative, patient, and accommodating, as we had many questions, fears, and concerns. He came highly recommended and I truly feel we were guided to him. The surgery was a success and the tumor was benign. We will forever be grateful to Dr Tandon. He is an incredibly gifted neurosurgeon and kind man. His entire staff are professional and caring. Adriana and Jessica went above and beyond to keep us informed and made the entire process worry free. Thank you all!
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      Glynis Cutbirth – Aug 12, 2020
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      Dr. Tandon is an amazing Doctor, but also an incredible person. We traveled from out of the country to see him and we couldn't be more pleased. He was very empathetic and understading of our situation and he performed two procedures to find and remove epilepsy focal points. We highly recommend him to anyone dealing with epilepsy.
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      AT – Feb 03, 2020
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      He is best doctor in Houston! He has patient to listen and try to know you . Absolutely great person! And all of he's staff's are very professional.
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      Gina reinke – Feb 02, 2020
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      While on this last visit we had to wait awhile in the treatment room the staff was consequently checking on us and explaining that Dr. Tandon was involved at the hospital and would be with us as soon as possible. Since we appreciate his skill , we understood and did not mind the wait. We were there to hear the results of a follow up CT. The staff is an example of the care that Dr Tandon gives his patients - that "trickle down" environment and consideration.
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      James Norman Sandoz – Jan 31, 2020
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      He is superb. He saved my life 12 years ago and made it even better with a recent probe surgery. I just cant thank him enough.
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      Clay – Jan 09, 2020
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      Dr. Tandon has had a major impact on my life. I have lived with complex partial seizures for a great many years. When other doctors didn't have an answer he provided me with so much enlightenment and confidence to move forward with a plan. Dr. Tandon was better able to help me understand what i was experiencing as I have a rare case where both the right and left side of my brain was being effected. Under Dr. Tandon's care i have undergone three surgeries the stereo eeg, right and left side ablation where a multitude of tissue and nodules where removed. Since I have undergone the surgeries I have not experienced another seizure. Dr. Tandon and his team have given me a new life where complex partial seizures no longer rule my life, as I am starting to live without looking for the next seizure to take control.
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      Dec 13, 2019
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      He’s a knowledgeable surgeon. Shows kindness and genuine care for his patients. He has a passion for his work. I wish I would have found him much sooner.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Lorena Garcia – Dec 13, 2019
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      I was very impressed by Dr Tandon's professionalism and attentiveness throughout the process. I was very grateful, thankful, and impressed by Dr Tandon and his team during the surgery. Also, I was grateful for the time he took to communicate the process and comfort myself and my family before and after the surgery.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Bruce Thom – Oct 13, 2019
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      I've been seen by Dr. Tandon for over a year now. He takes time to answer my questions and continues to follow me after surgery where other surgeons would have discharged me by now. I will always recommend him- despite the circumstances! He's the most caring, and positive doctor I know!
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
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      Sep 14, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon performed a laser ablation of a cavernous malformation I had in the temporal lobe. He is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable, excellent surgeons I've known. He spends alot of time with me at every visit and is extremely responsive and patient.
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      • Appointment scheduling
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      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Sep 12, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon is an EXCEPTIONAL doctor. He takes as much time as you need to listen to you, answer your questions, and genuinely wants the best for each patient. We feel he is like part of our family!
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Sherri L – Sep 11, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon is a very nice and informative neurosurgeon. Dr. Tandon also has an awesome and caring Nurse Practitioner.
      What went well
      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Tiffany Smith – Aug 01, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon is amazing at what he does. I like to think of him as our hero. He performed brain surgery on my husband. He never made us feel like any questions were stupid questions and answered all that we had. His staff is amazing too. I can't express how thankful we are that we got to use Dr. Tandon!
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Eric Prothro – Aug 01, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon has done an excellent job of treating my daughter. He and his staff have spent time to review the procedures she would need and took the time to answer our questions ensure that she was involved in the decision making process. The compassion him and his team show has been a comfort to our family. I definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with epilepsy or who has a family member or friend with epilepsy that is looking to improve their quality of life through surgery.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Robert Chavez – Jul 29, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon is a great neurosurgeon. He is willing to listen to the patient when identifying the medical problem. His explanations are thorough and easily understood.
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      Apr 04, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon's care was outstanding. I recently had an awake craniotomy and the care he exercised was amazing. To further my point, the time he took explaining the procedure to my wife and me was beyond reproach.
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      Apr 03, 2019
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      I have been with Dr. Tandon and his team throughout my treatment process. Dr. Tandon is definitely a top surgeon in the space and was very upfront regarding the steps in the process and the likely hood of it working. Dr. Tandon's team of nurses and assistants compliment his strengths and provide open communications and quick response to questions or concerns patients had. Together they were able to help guide me through such a difficult time.
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      Apr 03, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon and the entire neuroscience team are outstanding. We didn't feel rushed, our questions were met with confident, well explained answers and an honest assessment was given to us. I would recommend Dr. Tandon and the entire team in Houston to anyone. They are terrific!
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      Mar 27, 2019
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      Dr. Tandon is a great doctor! I really appreciated that he took the time and explained everything in full detail about the surgery.
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      Mar 20, 2019
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      Brain surgery is a serious matter; therefore, I researched it extensively. Also my insurance allowed me to select where to have the surgery. I chose Dr Tandon and the Mischer Neuroscience Institute. Factors that impacted my decision: the number of times he has performed the surgery, the level of communication between disciplines, how well he listened to me and explained procedures, his attention to detail and his high expectations of his team. He is readily accessible throughout the process.
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      Donna Merrill in Darien, GA – Mar 08, 2019
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      Biography

      Dr. Nitin Tandon, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tandon has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated ...Read more

      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1993
      Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
      Medical School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Practice

      Ut Physicians Neurosciences6400 Fannin St Ste 2800 Houston, TX 77030
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      Mischer Neuroscience Associates

      Mischer Neuroscience Associates6400 Fannin St Ste 2150 Houston, TX 77030
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

      Houston, TX

      78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

      Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

      Houston, TX
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)