Dr. Gordon Tang is a neurosurgeon in Berkeley. He provides surgical treatments for a range of conditions affecting the nervous system, such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.


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  • Nice Office
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East Bay Neurosurgery & Spine - Gordon Tang, MD  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Gordon Tang is accepting new patients at this office.


(510) 295-2651


2999 Regent Street, Suite 715, Berkeley, CA 94705

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Neurosurgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Neurosurgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Alta Bates Medical Center - Berkeley
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland
  • Kaiser Permanente East Bay (Oakland)
Languages Spoken English

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About Dr. Tang
Dr. Tang



Dr. Gordon Tang grew up in San Francisco and completed degrees in Philosophy and Engineering from UC Berkeley. He graduated from the USC School of Medicine with highest distinction where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical school honor society.

Following an internship at the LA County-USC Medical Center, Dr. Tang received neurosurgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard and Emory University where he completed a fellowship in spine surgery. Dr. Tang is Board Certified and recently passed the board of Neurosurgery’s recertification exam.

Since 2003, Dr. Tang has been among the busiest neurosurgeons in California, performing nearly 5000 surgeries while maintaining a reputation in the community as a conservative surgeon. He has been continuously elected by peers as a top doctor since 2009.

Dr. Tang has authored over one hundred presentations and publications and received over twenty awards including:

  • The American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurosurgeons Mayfield Award for Spine Research
  • The Galbraith Award for Cerebrovascular Research
  • The Council of Neurosurgical Societies Research Award

He has also been elected by his peers as a "Top Doctor" continuously since 2009 in listings such as Best Doctors and Castle and Connolly.


Conditions Treated 

  • Degenerative Spine Disorders

Services & Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Special Interests  

  • Minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard
    Residency in Neurosurgery


  • Emory UniversityAtlanta, Georgia
    Fellowship in Spine Surgery


Hospital Affiliations

  • Sutter East Bay Hospitals
  • Kaiser Permanente East Bay (Oakland)
  • Alta Bates Medical Center - Berkeley
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Oakland

Languages Spoken  

  • English
  • Spanish

Dr. Tang's Medicare Fee‑for‑Service Data (2014)  

Please Note: The information displayed below is sourced from the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier National Provider Identifier (NPI) Aggregate Report. It's important to remember that the statistics below are not inclusive of all patients treated by Dr. Tang, but only those who participate in Medicare.

  • Doctor participates in Medicare?: Yes 
  • Number of HCPCS Codes: 66 
  • Number of Services: 1125 
  • Medical Suppress Indicator:  
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Medical Services: 66 
  • Number of Medical Services: 1125 
  • Number of Medicare Patients with Medical Services: 340 
  Medicare Patient Demographics
  • Total Number of Medicare Patients: 340 
  • Average Age of Medicare Patients: 74 
  • Number of Patients Under Age 65: 54 
  • Number of Patients Age 65 to 74: 121 
  • Number of Patients Age 75 to 84: 102 
  • Number of Patients Over Age 84: 63 
  • Number of Female Patients : 180 
  • Number of Male Patients: 160 
  • Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients: 151 
  • Number of Black or African American Patients: 86 
  • Number of Asian Pacific Islander Patients: 74 
  • Number of Hispanic Patients: 18 
  • Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Race Not Elsewhere Classified: 11 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare Only Entitlement: 222 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare & Medicaid Entitlement: 118 
  Medicare Patient Condition Demographics
  • Percent of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: 12% 
  • Percent of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia: 17% 
  • Percent of Patients with Asthma: 11% 
  • Percent of Patients with Cancer: 15% 
  • Percent of Patients with Heart Failure: 20% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: 31% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 15% 
  • Percent of Patients with Depression: 24% 
  • Percent of Patients with Diabetes: 35% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hyperlipidemia: 52% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: 26% 
  • Percent of Patients with Osteoporosis: 10% 
  • Percent of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis: 59% 
  • Percent of Patients with Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders: 6% 
  • Percent of Patients with Stroke: 23% 
  Medicare Payments Data
  • Total Submitted Charge Amount: $1,544,611.83 
  • Total Medicare Allowed Amount: $393,203.76 
  • Total Medicare Payment Amount: $304,020.17 
  • Total Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $281,738.14 
  • Total Medical Submitted Charge Amount: $1,544,611.83 
  • Total Medical Medicare Allowed Amount: $393,203.76 
  • Total Medical Medicare Payment Amount: $304,020.17 
  • Total Medical Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $281,738.14 
  Medicare Prescription Drug Data
  • Drug Suppress Indicator: n/a 
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Medicare Beneficiaries With Drug Services: 0 
  • Total Drug Submitted Charge Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Allowed Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Payment Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $0.00 
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