Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(32)
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Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD
Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

11190 Warner Ave Ste 305

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact Information

(714) 433-2000

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Nguyen's Experience

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Dr. Nguyen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
64

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • 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 Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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

  • Occidental College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • San Joaquin General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Schoold Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Children's Hosital Los Angeles, Usc University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • UCLA Medical Center, Harbor/UCLA Medical College
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2003
  • American Academy of Neurological Surgery, 2000
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence inTeaching Award, 2002
  • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2005
  • UCLA Healthcare Star, 2004
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1993
  • Ulrich Batzdorf UCLA Faculty Teaching Award, 2004
Media & Publications

Dr. Nguyen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends
2.9
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Nguyen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Glendale, CA |
Went to the doctor on a referral and it was not good news. He asked a bunch of questions in which most of the answers from the patient was no. However if he were to ask me the same questions most the answers would be yes. What does that mean? He was very frank and straight forward with the scenarios of both doing and not doing the surgery. He took his time with us and we appreciated that especially considering how delicate in nature brain surgery is. You can't say ok let's do this and then do it
garden grove, ca |
He's a good doctor, I'll admit that. But his attitude and manners are terrible and horrible. Downright disrespectful.
in Garden Grove, CA |
He may be a good doctor, but he did not respect patients. The way his office works is terrible. He assigned me to see his assistant in my appointment without informing me, and without my allowance. I had to wait 2.5 hours for the first visit. For the second one, I waited for 1 hour, then no one let me know what happened. I asked and was told that I would be seen by Tien's assistant, not Tien, and they could not tell me how long more I would have to wait. I did not agree and gave up
Costa Mesa, CA |
He seems to be a good surgeon but his bedside manners are horrible. Downright mean sometimes.
in HB |
Dr. Nguyen performed neck surgery on me and did a great job with post surgery care and treatment.
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Dr. Nguyen accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nguyen has admitting privileges

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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