New Search 10734 Alexander Taghva, MD (949) 388-7190 Primary Specialties Neurosurgery Medical Groups & Affiliations Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians Additional Languages Spoken Spanish Primary Office Address: 26732 Crown Valley Pkwy. Suite 541 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Phone: (949) 388-7190 Fax: (949) 388-7150 Recommend this Physician Request an Update for this Physician Get Directions The patient rating score is based on responses and comments from Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a 10 point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 point scale in order to display results in a 5 Star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered libel, or may contain private health information, or is unrelated to the provider being reviewed. Learn more about Press Ganey star rating calculations Physician Bio Dr. Taghva is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon. He specializes in complex and minimally-invasive spine surgery, spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, and brain tumor surgery. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before completing neurosurgical residency training at the University of Southern California. He then did additional fellowship training at the Ohio State University in neuromodulation. Dr. Taghva has published in many highly-regarded scientific journals and is at the cutting-edge with new techniques in neuromodulation. Dr. Taghva believes in taking a conservative approach to patient care and believes in maximizing nonsurgical care prior to consideration of surgical intervention. Education Medical School: Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine Internship: University of Southern California , CA Residency: University of Southern California , CA Fellowship: Ohio State University , OH Certifications American Board of Neurological Surgery Areas of Expertise Neurosurgery, spine surgery, spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumor surgery Areas of Interest Failed back surgery syndrome, Parkinson's disease, trigeminal neuralgia, neurosurgery, spine surgery.