Dr. Richard Chua, MD

Dr. Richard Chua, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Richard Chua, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5860 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 100

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 742-7890

Insurance Accepted

  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chua has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chua's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chua

3.6

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
61.904761904761905%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(7)

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Bad experience, went to see him for severe back pain and left foot tingling and decreased sensation. I was told he did not know why. A couple of years later I saw another provider and novel bvwith difficulty walking, surgery was done but the damage may not be reversed. He did not listen or try...Read More
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Tucson, AZ – May 12, 2017
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Dr. Chua does not give out second option. He was highly recommended from his colleagues
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Nogi high in Phoenix, AZ – May 26, 2016
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After trying steroids, PT and finally getting the insurance company to let me have an MRI, I found Dr. Chua after a careful and thorough search of the Internet. After reading the MRI, he found I had a ruptured disk in my lower back. I really can't give enough praise and appreciation to Dr. Chua's...Read More
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Barbara Schurian in Rodeo, NM – Dec 20, 2015
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