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Neurosurgery | Male

Northwest Neurospecialists PLLC 5860 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85741 Get Directions
(520) 742-7890

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Dr. Chua specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chua to family and friends
3.6
based on 19 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Chua
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (17)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Chua's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Chua does not give out second option. He was highly recommended from his colleagues
in Rodeo, NM |
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 expertise and skill. My back pain was instantly gone with about an inch-long scar on my lower back. With no hesitation, I highly recommend him. He's honest, plus just being a neat person.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Chua's Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Indiana University Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Chua'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
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chua's Office & Staff

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients