Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Dr. Thomas Chen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Thomas Chen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco 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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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
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chen treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Chen's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
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 Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Chen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1995
U So Calif
Residency Hospital
1995
University Of Southern California School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco
Medical School
1997
1995
1995
1988

Languages

  • Chinese, Min Nan
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chen

4.2

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1 Star
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Dr. Chen is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I liked that he was decisive but took the time to explain and answer my questions.
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After 20 years in pain due to a fracture in the tailbone, Dr. Chen fixed the problem. The surgery was a life changer and I have my life back with 0 levels of pain in my lower back. The expertise and state of the art facilities are a god-send and if any of my family moves out here - I will be sure...Read More
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I am blessed to know Doctor Thomas Chen . June 2017 he had a successful surgery on my back , which allowed me to stand on my foot again . Last October (2018) almost a year later I needed his experty which he operated on my neck . Due to sever spinal injury doctor Chen after a long hours was able...Read More
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I have never had a Doctor so thoroughly explain my situation and the manor of treatment that I would receive. To wake up from surgery pain free was beyond any expectations that I dreamed of. Thank you Dr. Chen
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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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Garfield Medical Center

Monterey Park, CA

Keck Hospital of USC

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