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Dr. Richard Chua, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Chua

Dr. Richard Chua, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(520) 742-7890

Dr. Chua accepts the following insurance:

American Republic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Chua's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Chua performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua treats Spine Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Chua treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Neuroplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Neuroplasty more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chua performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chua's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Chua, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Indiana University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Indiana University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chua's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chua

3.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
56.52173913043478%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
39.130434782608695%
(9)

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Dr. Chua came highly recommended by my doctor. I highly recommend to anyone reading this, to run, don't walk, to any other surgeon!! This man, DOES NOT care about his patients, and is driven by pure greed! Before my surgery, he spent maybe 1 minute with me, and that was the last time I saw or...Read More
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Harsh and condescending. Did not proceed...chose a more suitable provider
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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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Dr. Chua does not give out second option. He was highly recommended from his colleagues
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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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Locations

Northwest Neurospecialists PLLC

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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