Dr. Steve Chang, MD

Dr. Steve Chang, MD

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43 y/o
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Dr. Steve Chang, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Barrow Brain and Spine

2910 N 3rd Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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Dr. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 99% 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

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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 Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniovertebral Junction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

About Me

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 healt...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Neurosurgery
Residency Hospital
2003
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Duke University
Undergraduate School
2009
2003
2002
1997

Languages

  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

4.2

Based on 83 reviews

5 Stars
75.90361445783132%
(63)
4 Stars
2.4096385542168677%
(2)
3 Stars
1.2048192771084338%
(1)
2 Stars
3.6144578313253013%
(3)
1 Star
16.867469879518072%
(14)

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If it weren't for Dr. Chang agreeing to take my case on an emergency basis and clearing his entire morning schedule to perform my spine surgery ahead of his other patients, I would be completely paralyzed from the chest down. After Dr. Chang removed the largest of 3 tumors on the T6 vertabre, I am...Read More
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I love Dr Chang! He was kind, gracious, confident and so good about explaining and showing me what was wrong and how it needed to be fixed. I was in so much pain and terrified of back surgery. My first steps after surgery were pain free and I already had some of the feeling back in my leg. He...Read More
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Very grateful to have had such a skilled surgeon! Dr. Chang removed a tumor from my spine and a broken vertebra that was pressing into my spinal cord, and he added some hardware to support my back. The surgery was risky, but it all turned out very well and I have healed nicely. I could tell from...Read More
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Poor bedside manner and only spent 5 minuets with me. Didn’t read my patient history I filled out prior to visit. Proceeded to say one thing then change it based on the NP notes whom had saw me first. He didn’t seem to care about me as a person and was in a hurry to move on. Very disappointed and...Read More
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Dr. Chang is a miracle worker, he saved my life by removing a tumor the size of a lime from my frontal lobe. I am post op and recovering fully with no loss of mental or physical skills. My memory is complete and now I am able to look forward to the rest of my life with my wife of 32 years and my...Read More
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AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
MetLife
MetLife PPO
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
New York Life
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Physicians Mutual
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan

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