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About Dr. Rafael J Tamargo

Dr. Rafael J Tamargo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Baltimore, MD. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Tamargo is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Tamargo has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rafael J Tamargo is Excellent. Dr. Rafael J Tamargo has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rafael J Tamargo is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Specialties

Dr. Rafael J Tamargo 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.

  • Expertise

    21 Expertise

  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Vision Disorders
  • Glial Cancer (Glioma)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Microsurgery
  • Auditory Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Glioblastoma
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Laminectomy

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A wonderful experience,...

I am a Catholic priest in WV who used to be a Physician's Assistant. I was diagnosed in WV with an acoustic neuroma. I asked to go to Hopkins and was assigned to Dr. Rafael Jesus Tomargo. It was a large tumor, my surgery was 9.5 hours long. Dr. Tomargo has great bedside manner. He explained everything well and with confidence. Basically, recovery has gone exactly as he told me it would. Dr. Wade Chien assisted him. I am grateful to both men.I also get to mention in my homilies that "Jesus" really was my surgeon. I have nothing but praise for Johns Hopkins and the surgical team who helped me. Be not afraid.

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brain by-pass

he understood my problem which is very rear and for the average person is unknown or heard of until they end up in the er like i did if it wasn't found at birth. this dr. is the best i was so afraid until i met himi was no longer afraid to have my procedure that concerned my brain done i felt safe

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The best neurosurgeon

He possesses extensive experience, professionalism, and quiet humble confidence. Dr. Tamargo saved my life.

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Exceptional human been and surgeon

Im from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In year 2000 I had a brain surgery done by Dr. Tamargo and he save my life. For the rest of my days I always remember him and pray for hi.

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excellent doctor

very good doctor. i was very happy with his care.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2012, 2011, 2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Tamargo is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1984

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rafael J Tamargo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD

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