Dr. Alexander Taghva practices Neurological Surgery in Mission Viejo, CA. As a Neurological Surgeon, Dr. Taghva prevents, diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of the autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous systems. Neurological Surgeons are trained to treat such disorders as spinal canal stenosis, herniated discs, tumors, fractures, and spinal deformities, among many others.
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