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Dr. Terence Chen, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Chen

Dr. Terence Chen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale Univ Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological trauma surgery.


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(925) 937-0404

Dr. Chen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Spondylosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Myelopathy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Bone Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Bone Disorders more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Terence Chen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Yale Univ Sch Of Med in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurological trauma surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
1991
1985
1984

Awards

Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

4.1

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(3)

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Dr Chen is a humble man that has the talent of a great surgeon. He saved my life. There are not enough stars. Thank you Dr Chen.
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