Dr. Alexander Taghva is a fellowship trained, board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of neck pain, low back pain, spine and brain disorders. While the issues he treats are complex, in simple terms, Dr. Taghva is in the practice of improving people’s quality of life.
“My practice is unique in that I offer several treatment modalities to address a particular problem. I am able to offer patients a wide variety of cutting-edge interventions including spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, and minimally-invasive, endoscopic spine surgery,” says Dr. Taghva. “Most surgeons have one or none of these tools in their toolkit, and I think that limits their ability to personalize treatment plans. In addition, many surgeries, such as cervical artificial disc replacement, that have previously required a hospital stay are now able to be done on an outpatient basis.”
Conditions treated by Dr. Taghva include sciatica, spinal stenosis, brain tumors, as well as other conditions requiring brain or spine surgery. Recognizing that surgery is not always the best option, he offers unique nonsurgical options as well.
“A large portion of my practice involves treating patients that have failed traditional surgery or pain management interventions. Many of the patients I treat fall under the diagnosis of “Failed back surgery syndrome,” he explains. “I tailor my treatment approach to include revision surgeries such as revision spine surgery, or neuromodulation, including spinal cord stimulation, depending on patient needs. I also provide treatments for disorders not typically considered surgical, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease.”
Dr. Taghva received his medical degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Taghva graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in biochemistry. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Southern California and completed additional fellowship training in Neuromodulation at the Ohio State University. Dr. Taghva is a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
26732 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 541 / Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (949) 388-7190 alextaghvamd.com