Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Nguyen specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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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'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

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
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  • Neurosurgery

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

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    San Joaquin General Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Schoold Of Medicine

    Completed in 2000

    University Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Children's Hosital Los Angeles, Usc University Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Occidental College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    UCLA Medical Center, Harbor/UCLA Medical College

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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