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

Background Check

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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
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 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
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

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 he...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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