Dr. Richard Chung, MD

Dr. Richard Chung, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Richard Chung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

317 W Pueblo St

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 898-3240

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

46  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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chung has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chung

3.9

Based on 15 reviews

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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Richard Chung, MD
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Needed surgery ASAP to avoid perm foot function loss & promised IMMEDIATE relief. Came out of surgery in MORE PAIN than before! Lost ALL feeling from knee down & all strength in left leg. Got my med recs. Chung has MINIMIZED IT ALL! Told him my leg gave w/no strength & fell to floor as I tried...Read More
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Santa Barbara, CA – Aug 20, 2017
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Dr Chung is very friendly. He explained everything to me about what he suggest for my horrible back pain. he suggested a couple of treatments and now I'm happy to say most of my pain gone. You are great Dr chung!!!!
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Los Angeles, CA – Feb 01, 2017
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He performed surgery on my spine (cyst removal, laminectomy, foramenectomy). Had a great recovery. He is as good as it gets....I have compete confidence in him. You should too!
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Joseph in Santa Barbara, CA – Dec 22, 2015
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