Dr. Sherwin Hua, MD

Dr. Sherwin Hua, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Sherwin Hua, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 430

San Jose, CA 95116

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Hua's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hua "Dr. Sherwin Hua is a John Hopkins trained, board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in treating back and neck conditions with minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic spine surgery and other motion preserving techniques."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hua "Dr. Hua believes that "Less is more" and has developed the concept of DIME SPINE surgery which is his technique of performing most single level spine surgeries through a Dime Sized Incision, including most fusions.   Dr. Hua also created the term Lamina Preserving Surgery, which is a minimally invasive surgery that avoids laminectomy and preserves the anatomy and stability of the neck and back. Dr. Hua is also an expert in spinal cord stimulation which treats pain when surgery has failed or when traditional surgery has a low likelihood of success. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • John Hopkins University, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hua has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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What People Say About Dr. Sherwin Hua, MD
Rude, hasty, unprofessional
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San Jose, CA – Jul 15, 2017
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Dr. Hua is amazing. I suffered for years with a severe neck problem. He performed my surgery and I've been pain free in my neck for the last 3 years. It's time to have my Low Back surgery, and here I am looking him up again. That should tell you something, because I won't let anyone else cut on...Read More
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Gene Cox in San Jose, CA – Jun 07, 2017
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I had my lumbar fusion surgery done by Dr. Hua 2 weeks ago, it is the dime surgery, once I was awoken from the surgery, I can feel the pinching pain and numbness which stretched from my right bud all the way down to the lower leg had all gone, right now I am pain-free and can walk a mile a day!...Read More
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Dominique Chan in Sunnyvale, CA – Feb 16, 2016
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Caring,knowledgeble and made me feel very comfortable about going ahead with my Laminaplasty
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Jan 12, 2016
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