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Dr. Yi-Ren Chen, MD

Neurosurgery*
5.0 (111)
Map Pin Small Carmichael, CA
Accepting new patients
12 years of experience
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Overview of Dr. Yi-Ren Chen, MD

Dr. Yi-Ren Chen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Carmichael, CA. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 12 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital, Stanford Health Care and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. Dr. Chen, completed a residency at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. Patients rated Dr. Chen an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Chen works at Mercy Medical Group in Carmichael, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Spinal Stenosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Chen's Office Locations

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    Dignity Health Woodland Clinic
    6555 Coyle Ave Ste 260, Carmichael, CA 95608 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (916) 306-7951
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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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 Fusion
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Cord Decompression
Back Pain
Cerebral Edema
Cervical Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Radiculopathy
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Surgery
Destruction of Brain Tumor
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Astrocytoma
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Bone Disorders
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Hemorrhage
Brain Injury
Broken Neck
Cancer
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Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cavernous Malformation of Spine
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Complex Fractures
Compressed Spinal Cord
Compression Fracture
Cranial Nerve Cancer
Cranial Trauma
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Epilepsy
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Extradural Hemorrhage
Fracture
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Glioblastoma
Hydrocephalus
Hypothalamus Cancer
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Kyphosis
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Lordosis
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Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Medulloblastoma
Meningiomas
Metastatic Cancer
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pathologic Fracture
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pinched Nerve in Back
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Tumor
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculitis
Schwannoma
Secondary Malignancies
Skull Fracture
Spinal Cord Cancer
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Instability
Spine Disorders
Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Stroke
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Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Stenosis
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Fracture
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniotomy
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Laminoplasty
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Neuroplasty
Spine Fracture Treatment
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    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
    • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Medicare
    • MultiPlan
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • Western Health Advantage

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    5.0
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    About Dr. Yi-Ren Chen, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 12 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1114284478
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship (Stanford University)
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Stanford University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Mercy General Hospital
    • Stanford Health Care
    • Mercy San Juan Medical Center

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Dr. Chen accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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

    Dr. Chen works at Mercy Medical Group in Carmichael, CA. View the full address on Dr. Chen’s profile.

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

    111 patients have reviewed Dr. Chen. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Chen.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Chen, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Chen appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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