Dr. Steve W. Chang, MD

Dr. Steve W. Chang, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 41 years old

At BNA, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions. As a patient of BNA, your health and well-being are important to us. The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well. Growing up, Dr. Steve Chang always wanted to be either a teacher or a doctor. Fortunately for BNA and our patients, he chose to do both. At Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Chang instructs and mentors neurosurgery residents and sees patients with spinal disorders and brain tumors. Growing up in North Carolina, Dr. Chang attended Duke University, then graduated from UNC-CH with a degree in Medicine. He completed his internship in Surgery at Banner Good Samaritan. The next years were spent at Barrow Neurological Institute, completing his neurosurgery residency and fellowships in Skull Base/Cerebrovascular and Complex Spine. His interest is in caring for patients with complex health spine and brain disorders, and working with them as a team to restore their lives. He believes in treating each patient as he would his own family members. Dr. Chang's outside interests include hiking, tennis, and spending time with his family.Read more

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At BNA, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions. As a patient of BNA, your health and well-being are important to us. The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well. Growing up, Dr. Steve Chang always wanted to be either a teacher or a doctor. Fortunately for BNA and our patients, he chose to do both. At Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Chang instructs and mentors neurosurgery residents and sees patients with spinal disorders and brain tumors. Growing up in North Carolina, Dr. Chang attended Duke University, then graduated from UNC-CH with a degree in Medicine. He completed his internship in Surgery at Banner Good Samaritan. The next years were spent at Barrow Neurological Institute, completing his neurosurgery residency and fellowships in Skull Base/Cerebrovascular and Complex Spine. His interest is in caring for patients with complex health spine and brain disorders, and working with them as a team to restore their lives. He believes in treating each patient as he would his own family members. Dr. Chang's outside interests include hiking, tennis, and spending time with his family.Read more

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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mercy Care
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
  • New York Life
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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in Glendale, AZ |
I'm a 65 year old male who has been having spinal problems for many years including lower back, hips and leg pain, and weakness in legs. For years, Pain Management had me on narcotics. Dr. Chang performed lumbar surgery 4 months ago. I was back to work after 3 weeks (office job) and everyone, including myself is surprised at how quickly I recovered. I can honestly say that I haven't felt better for decades. Pain level = 0! Dr. Chang and his staff have given me my life back!
in san tan valley, a, |
First meeting Chang deemed arrogant, as he was sizing me for a fight. Ask some questions which didnt seem as though necessary. Flag one my weight. Flag 2 call at various times to see if staff received my info or that I had a question., No call back on several occasions. Flag 3 staff did call me back to say I didn't have to go to pre op and stuff after getting blood work through family dr. Flag 4 , had 4 prior surgeries and I'm not in st Joseph system and surgery 5 days away, not good.
in Las Vegas, AZ |
Dr. Chang focuses on what is best for each individual patient. At least that's what happened in my case. I am forever greatful and have nothing but GREAT things to say about this man!
Scottsdale |
Dr Chang spent only less than 5 mins to talk to me in my first visit. He did not even give me a chance to ask him questions & spent 0 mins examining my pain. His office had me take x-ray & I brought my I MRI but he spent 0 min explaining the results of my x-ray & MRI. Ironically, this less than 5 mins conversation is going to cost a couple hundred dollar.
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  • Neurosurgery

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniovertebral Junction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Neurosurgery

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1997

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chang's Office & Staff

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Dr. Chang's Care Philosophy

At BNA, we put our patients first. We are committed to treating our patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options for the treatment of our patient's neurological conditions. As a patient of BNA, your health and well-being are important to us. The neurosurgeons, physiatrists, hospital staff, neurological institute, and other members of our multidisciplinary team work together with one goal in mind - helping you get well. Growing up, Dr. Steve Chang always wanted to be either a teacher or a doctor. Fortunately for BNA and our patients, he chose to do both. At Barrow Neurological Institute, Dr. Chang instructs and mentors neurosurgery residents and sees patients with spinal disorders and brain tumors. Growing up in North Carolina, Dr. Chang attended Duke University, then graduated from UNC-CH with a degree in Medicine. He completed his internship in Surgery at Banner Good Samaritan. The next years were spent at Barrow Neurological Institute, completing his neurosurgery residency and fellowships in Skull Base/Cerebrovascular and Complex Spine. His interest is in caring for patients with complex health spine and brain disorders, and working with them as a team to restore their lives. He believes in treating each patient as he would his own family members. Dr. Chang's outside interests include hiking, tennis, and spending time with his family.