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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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
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
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 Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stereotactic Surgery
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
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 20 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
    1998
  • 1993
    Indiana University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1993
  • 1992
    Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chua's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chua

3.5

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
36.36363636363637%
(8)

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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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  • Hours
    • 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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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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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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