FACES of Orange County 2017

No. 29 Neurosurgery and Spine Disorders


As a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Alexander Taghva specializes in the treatment of neck pain, low back pain, spine and brain disorders. 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 spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and minimally-invasive 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.”

Named a 2017 OCMA Physician of Excellence, Dr. Taghva skillfully treats patients for sciatica, spinal stenosis, 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.”

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