Dr. Tien Nguyen, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

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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 Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center.

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    Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends
    3
    based on 31 total surveys (5 with reviews)
    Dr. Nguyen's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY 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 Reviews (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'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