Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Thomas Chen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1441 EASTLAKE AVE

Los Angeles, CA 90089

Contact Information

(323) 865-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
high
more than 88% of peers
Brain Cancer
high
more than 87% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 87% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • U So Calif
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese, Min Nan
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

3.7

Based on 6 reviews

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1 Star
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Spent 2 years, underwent 2 surgeries with Thomas Chen. Nothing improved but getting worse and more painful everyday. He said he doesn’t know why patient is in pain. He spent averagely 7 minutes while seeing patient. And the wait time to see him is 2-3 hours on average. He only shows one morning a...Read More
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Dr Chen has what I consider the attributes of not only a good surgeon but someone who often inspires patient confidence. His team of Spine Surgeons performed a rather routine Decompression Laminectomy to relieve, reduce nerve pressure. He neither promised unrealistic complete and total pain...Read More
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