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Dr. Mike Y Chen has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Dr. Mike Y Chen has the following 8 expertise
- Brain Tumor
- Brain Surgery
Dr. Mike Y Chen has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Mike Y Chen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Chen did a great job for my L4-L5-S1 fusion two months ago. I could not walk for more than 15 minutes but now the problem is all gone. I am walking freely without pain. This week I return to office and my life is back to normal. City of Hope is a very nice place. It is not just a cancer center. They provide non-cancer surgery for spine patients, too. Thank You! Dr. Chen and all the helping hands at City of Hope. C.H. @ Thanksgiving night.
I have had lumbar spine issues for the past five years. I am permanently disabled because of it. The specialist I was seeing wanted to insert a neural transmitter into my spine to relieve the pain. This would have solved the pain issues, but not the back issues. I sought a second opinion and was sent to Dr. Chen. He has a very straight-forward manner, and let's you know what you're in for up front. I had my L5 disc replaced and fused. That was four months ago. My flexibility is better now, and I only get pain when I overdo it. I still have 6-9 months of healing to go, but I am already able to ride my motorcycle again. I'm way better off than having a transmitter installed to mask my pain.
Mike did a Discectomy with a Fusion of the cervical spine for me. I am able to move again! Mike is not only a great surgeon, but he and his staff are kind, down to earth, and as eager to help as can be. He answered any questions that I had and explained what I could expect from the surgery and the recovery. I would recommend Mike to anyone needing a neurosurgeon. His specialty is spinal cancers.
Dr. Chen was able to find what other doctors could not in the course of 2 years. He explained my options and did an excellent job during what turned out to be a long surgery. I am very grateful that he was able to fix the issue with my lower back and now I am on my way to being able to walk without pain and do the activites any normal 37 year old should do.
Dr. Chen is the most caring surgeon I have ever met. He has excellent bedside manner and knows when humor is appreciated. He makes sure you understand what is going on and always spends as much time with you to answer all your questions. He genuinely cares for his patients and you can tell he loves what he does. He even called me on the morning of my back surgery to make sure I was feeling ok and to reassure me that everything was going to be fine. I am so greatful for Dr. Chen he has improved my life greatly.
Patients' Choice Award (2013)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
22 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Mike Y Chen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Basic HMO
- Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCity of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 Duarte Rd, Duarte, CA
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