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 9 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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Top Care Areas

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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 Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniovertebral Junction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • X Stop® Interspinous Process Decompression System

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

4.1

Based on 81 reviews

5 Stars
75.30864197530865%
(61)
4 Stars
2.4691358024691357%
(2)
3 Stars
1.2345679012345678%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(3)
1 Star
17.28395061728395%
(14)

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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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Pam – Aug 19, 2018
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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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Renee in AZ – Feb 09, 2018
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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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Guy Cipresso in Phoenix – Nov 29, 2017
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Dr Chang and his team are excellent at all phases.
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Luis Cortez in Santa Teresa NM – Nov 14, 2017
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Dr Chang preformed ACDF surgery three months ago on me. I was apprehensive for several reasons. One my age, two I had tried acupuncture, wave therapy, physical therapy, and epidurals nothing had given me relief. Originally, I went in for excruciating lower back pain. After examining my MRI Dr...Read More
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Jeannette in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 19, 2017
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