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Dr. Richard Chung, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Chung

Dr. Richard Chung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(805) 898-3240

Dr. Chung accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chung's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chung performs this procedure more than 99% 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. Chung treats Spine Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 93% 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
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Spinal Stenosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Chung'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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Chung, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mass Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
2000
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chung

4.0

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(12)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
(4)

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  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Richard Chung, MD
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Dr Chung helped me when a chunk of my L4-5 disc broke free, impinged on sciatic nerve, and caused excruciating pain. He is very thorough and careful, and I am grateful to be pain free and back to living life
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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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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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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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