Dr. Raymond Tien, MD

Dr. Raymond Tien, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Raymond Tien, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Bend, OR and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

2200 NE Neff Rd Ste 200

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 382-3344

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Tien's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tien "As part of The Center's neurosurgical team, Dr. Tien leverages his extensive expertise in the areas of stroke treatment, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma to help patients of all ages. He enjoys the interactions with patients who place almost unimaginable trust in his judgment, training and ability. At The Center he continues his passion for research and has completed numerous studies. Dr. Tien studied Marine Biology in college, and pursued a PhD to do field research in the Antarctic. After completing his graduate work he started focusing on medicine with the intention of going into Internal Medicine or something similar where he could continue to do research. But once he started his Surgery rotation, he was hooked and completed his neurological surgery residency at OHSU in Portland. He went on to complete a two year fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • University Of Miami, Coral Gables
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tien has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tien's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tien to family and friends
32 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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  • 1

Dr. Tien's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Tien Says:

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Patient Comments (5)

Was treated by this physician in 2012 for a ruptured brain aneurysm. Had excellent experience I survived. Received excellent care from his entire staff from the PA'S to his office staff after recovery and follow ups. His staff n his office was kind courteous and helpful each time I had a follow...more
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Hi Dan, Thanks so much for your feedback, we are glad you had a good experience and are back on your feet again!

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After having an MRI and determining what needed to be done to my back, I was given an appointment within the next week. Because I had been having pain in my legs for almost a year, I was VERY anxious to get relief. Dr. Tien explained what he would do. He did the surgery, and I was immediately...more
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Hi, Thank you for the feedback, we are so glad you are pain free now, and had a painless experience too!

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I saw this doctor in 2016 and my experience was NOT good. Asking him questions felt difficult , hurried, and he really just doesn't talk much at all. He conveys "burnout" mode. He barely interacts with you. He was glad to charge $400 for a first "comprehensive" appointment that lasted just over...more
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Hi, Thanks for the feedback. We are sorry your visit didn't meet expectations, but glad that you are able to walk now and are feeling better. Please contact us at communityrelations@thecenteroregon.com if we can be of further assistance.

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This physician may have been good at one time but I'm going to a different one after these last few experiences with him and his rude less than truthful staff. He can't get the body part correct (hi there....how's your leg? It was my neck...He operated on my NECK.) I'm in pain, he looks at a tiny...more
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Dr tien is probably a good Dr. But the clinic is terrible. He doesn't have the best repore with patients. I only saw him once as I got the feeling he didn't really care about my condition. Office assistant is either over worked or inefficient very difficult to move your concerns forward. Tried to...more
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