- Neurological Surgery
Special focus on
- Neurological Spinal Surgery
- Spinal Surgery
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland 2003
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 2007
- Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014
- Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
Dr. Than is a neurosurgeon who is fellowship-trained in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. Although he enjoys treating the wide spectrum of general neurosurgery, his passion is treating patients with spinal disorders. In an era when medical decision making is largely based on laboratory results and imaging findings, Dr. Than still believes in the art of medicine: correlating patient symptoms with study results and offering the appropriate surgical solutions. In other words, Dr. Than believes in treating the patient, not just the disease.
Memberships and associations
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
- Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
- AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Member
- International Spine Study Group, Member
- North American Spine Society, Member
- Oregon Medical Association, Member
- Scoliosis Research Society, Candidate Member
4.4 out of 5 (184 Ratings, 33 Comments)
The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey
- Friendliness/courtesy 4.5
- Explanations about your problem/condition 4.4
- Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.3
- Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.4
- Used words you could understand 4.6
- Amount of time spent with you 4.4
- Your confidence in care provider 4.4
- Likelihood of recommending to others 4.3
- Likelihood of recommending to others 4.4
- Jun 22, 2018
Both myself and my Wife liked the doctor very much.
- Jun 18, 2018
- Apr 20, 2018
There was a lot of uncertainty about why the consult was so limited to discussion about the problem with my cervical spine when I had asked the VA for referral to the provider to do a follow-up on my entire spine from my visit with him a year ago. I don't believe this constraint was Dr. Than's fault. It may have been my lack of foresight with the inept VA bureaucracy.
- Mar 28, 2018
This Doctor treated me like I was an Idiot. I am a Scientist though and was asking him legit questions that he seemed not to know anything about. He obviously didn't look at my records, before the appointment. The paperwork that I filled out prior to the appointment, he didn't have and he was asking me the same exact questions that the form asked me when I first got into the room. He was very impolite and impatient. He couldn't even show me an x-ray or understand the injury that I was talking about me. I hope to never see this Doctor again and would never recommend him.
- Mar 21, 2018
did not respect me or my wife would not listen to us have the wrong x-ray just totally bad experience altogether he is. It seem like he's more interested in the money and then the person
- Mar 01, 2018
he was in and out in literally 5 minutes, said I needed to lose weight and referred me to a pain clinic and PT and was gone. it felt very rushed, nothing was really explained to me except it was my legs not my back, told me I couldn't ask him for medication but only my primary care and then left. honestly it felt rushed and dismissive. he was friendly, but dismissive.
- Feb 28, 2018
Felt like just another number, not a unique patient.
- Feb 08, 2018
again, it is the lack of after care urgency that is lacking.
- Jan 04, 2018
I know about my pain and suffering.doctors NOT IN PAIN Ignore people with bad symptoms because it makes them uncomfortable and stressed. Not interested in how I feel.Not interested in humility towards handicapped suffering people. Pretty much oblivious to ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS FEELINGS. oblivious to my long medical history with this malady. oblivious to me saying anything except that I must have an X-ray machine at home to know what I know - [Profanity]
- Dec 06, 2017
look forward to early surgery to correct spinal stenosis