FACES of Orange County 2018


The Face Of Neurosurgery And Spine Disorders

As a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Alexander Taghva specializes in treating disorders of the cervical spine, lumbar spine, and brain. While the issues he treats are complex, Dr. Taghva is in the practice of improving people’s quality of life by offering personalized treatment plans.

“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 minimally-invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, spinal cord stimulation, artificial disc replacement, and deep brain stimulation” 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.”

Named a 2017 and 2018 OCMA Physician of Excellence, Dr. Taghva skillfully treats patients with spinal stenosis, herniated discs, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, 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 his 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.”

26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 541 | Mission Viejo CA 92691 | 949.388.7190 | alextaghvamd.com

Photography by Jason Wallis Photography