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Dr. Richard Chung, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.0 (21)
Map Pin Small Santa Barbara, CA
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Richard Chung, MD

Dr. Richard Chung, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from HARVARD Medical School and is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Chung an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Chung works at Practice in Santa Barbara, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Spinal Stenosis and Cervical Stenosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Conditions Treated and Procedures Performed

Dr. Chung's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Neurological Surgery of Santa Barbara
    2410 Fletcher Ave Fl 3, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 682-1912
  2. 2
    Sansum Clinic
    317 W Pueblo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 681-7500

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Lompoc Valley Medical Center
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
  • Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Stenosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Stenosis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Spondylolisthesis
Low Back Pain
Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Whiplash
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Disc Replacement
Herniated Disc Surgery
Spinal Fusion
Aneurysm
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Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Abscess
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Broken Neck
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Edema
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Complete Spinal Cord Injury
Compressed Spinal Cord
Cranial Trauma
Dural Tear
Epilepsy
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Hydrocephalus
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelomalacia
Myelopathy
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Pathological Spine Fracture
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylosis
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic Cerebral Edema
Upper Back Pain
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Facet Blocks
Neuroplasty
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spine Fracture Treatment
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    About Dr. Richard Chung, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 30 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1194792317
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    Education & Certifications

    Internship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • HARVARD Medical School
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Richard Chung, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Chung is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Chung has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Chung has seen patients for Spinal Stenosis and Cervical Stenosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Chung on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    21 patients have reviewed Dr. Chung. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Chung.

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