Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

18035 Brookhurst St Ste 1700

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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. Nguyen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Vietnamese
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nguyen

3.1

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
41.1764705882353%
(14)
4 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
2 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(12)

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Dr, Nguyen performed surgery when my 88-year old husband was found to have a large right temporal brain tumor... turned out to be gliosarcoma. Other doctors involved in his subsequent care, including the neuro-oncologist at UCI's Brain Cancer Institute commented on more than one occasion about the...Read More
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Dr. Tien Nguyen literally gave me my life back twice. In 2011 he surgical repaied my neck and in 2015 my lower spine. After both surgical fusions, I was able to function at a much high standard of living.
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3 Stars on healthgrades is Good and 4 is very good so don’t be afraid of the 3 stars. I was afraid and the comments from others that said this Dr. is rude and mean. I found him to be stone-faced and serious which is what I would prefer in a brain and spine surgeon. My only complaint is that it took...Read More
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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...Read More
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He's a good doctor, I'll admit that. But his attitude and manners are terrible and horrible. Downright disrespectful.
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