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About Dr. Sherwin E Hua

Dr. Sherwin E Hua, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Jose, CA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Hua is affiliated with Encino Hospital Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hua has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sherwin E Hua is Great. Dr. Sherwin E Hua has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sherwin E Hua is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Advanced Surgery

200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95116
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Specialties

Dr. Sherwin E Hua 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sherwin E Hua has the following 15 expertise

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Glioblastoma
  • Infection
  • Stroke

Dr. Sherwin E Hua has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Sherwin E Hua is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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A brilliant but humble neurosurgeon!

Dr. Hua and my family doctor, Dr. Marvin Masada are the best doctors I even met in my life so far. Dr. Hua who developed a dime-sized incision surgery which helped a lot of patients in chronic pain and I am one of them. When I was diagnosed that I have A-typical facial pain which is the most painful disease amongst all chronic pains. When I found helplessness and hopelessness, people who were once around me neglected and ignored me because of my illness, I tried to end my life tons of times. Fortunately, I have my beloved son who sacrificed his semester in Berkeley to take care of me because I am very dysfunctional. Through dr. Masada, I got to know dr. Hua. Originally, surgery on facial pain is usually rejected my insurance because it is very expensive. However, Dr. Hia helped me to get the insurance approved. Now almost three months after the surgery, I am still in pain and on medication, at least my pain is in control (Dr. Huang already reminded me several times of pain-free after the surgery is impossible.). Of course, I don't expect pain free, but at least the pain that I can tolerate up to the level that I can have my life back and function again. Dr. Hua was very patient to listen to my condition and explained to me in detail of how the surgery he was going to perform. After the surgery, whenever I have some questions about my post surgery pain, I asked my son to text him, he always tried his best to text him back even during weekends. I never see a doctor who can work so hard to help his patient except Dr. Hua. He is a very brilliant and skillful doctor and the most importantly, he has a strong sense of responsibility with a warm heart. He cares about his patients very much even he has link called Drchrono so that you can communicate with him in writing and he always answers your questions promptly.

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Excellent!

The Pain is all gone after surgery. Some incision pain is still there but much better every day. Dr. Hua did an amazing job. Real Friendly Doctor. He explained everything in great detail so that I could understand it and he was right on.

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Amazing!

I had surgery for a herniated disc by another surgeon and my leg pain did not change, in fact it worsened to the point that I could not walk for months. 2 other surgeons said there was nothing that could be done. I finally found Dr. Hua who operated and now I can walk and start exercising again. Thank God for his expertise!

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Four Stars

Recommended best treatment and completed surgery succefully. I needed a very complicated 3 level fusion with separation in neck which many doctors would not have attempted. Original complaint gone but now have new symptoms which have not been able to identify yet.

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Surgery Skills are excellent, However...

This doctor never made a visit after surgery. Gave no instructions about after care and barely took the 5 min it takes to sign off on a discharge. The good thing is that the surgery seemed to take care of the problem.

Doctor's Response

I think I remember your particular case. I always see my patients after surgery. Many surgeries are out patient where the patient can go home right after surgery or stay overnight and leave the next day. In your case, I was caught in an emergency and could not make it to the hospital until night time. At that time you had already been discharged. Because of the shortage of neurosurgeons willing to take trauma call, I have to cover several hospitals in the valley. This sometimes causes an inconvenience to my elective practice. We have been working towards hiring another 1 to 2 neurosurgeons to the area for several years. Hopefully this will help the situation.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sherwin E Hua accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser

Locations & Directions

Advanced Surgery, 200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 200, San Jose, CA
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