Dr. Hua named one of the
Top Doctors in San Francisco Bay Area 2018
by Castle Connolly, one of only two Neurosurgeons in San Jose given this Distinction.
Dr. Hua has been very helpful with my questions. Dr. Hua is a very brillant man and also very kind. I would definitely recommend him. He did my neck surgery and back surgery and I'm doing great.
Thanks Dr. Hua!
Great outcome, Fast recovery.
Busy office but worth it.
Dr. Hua was my surgeon for a cervical discectomy and fusion. The surgery went well and I have no pain in my right hand, arm or shoulder. I wish that I would have done it sooner.
After a 9 hour surgery on my neck, from C2 to C7 fixing another Drs mistake, I was pain free and have been so for 4 years. Prior to the surgery I was a shutin never leaving my house because of the pain.
If I could I would build a statue to Dr. Hua, He is that good!
I loved Dr. Hua and the treatment I received in the hospital. The office staff is great no matter the situation they encounter.
Both Dr. Hua and Dr. Watkins have been very nice, helpful and competent! Thank you!
Dr. Hua did exceedingly well in taking care of my back problem. Thank you!
Thank you for the excellent operation on my lower spine.
Healing has been quick and I have received excellent, professional care from Dr. Hua, and his staff has been outstanding!
Dr. Hua and Dr. Watkins explained everything in great detail: the pre-surgery, surgery and post surgery. What they didn't explain is how fast I healed and returned to normal everyday life! It was a pleasure to work with them and I tell everyone with similar symptoms to check out their medical practice.
Dr. Hua brings nearly a decade of experience treating patients with complex spine and brain disorders. He has performed over 2,500 surgeries and has taken care of thousands of patients with neurosurgical and pain issues. He brings this wealth of experience into every consultation and into every surgery. Every patient and situation is different, and so Dr. Hua practices the art of neurosurgery one patient at a time.
In today's health care system, a patient is treated like a game of baseball. Each provider gets his or her turn at bat to treat the problem. Once the primary doctor, physical therapist, and pain specialist fail to control a patient's pain with medications, exercise, and injections, the surgeon gets his/ her try at bat. If he is unable to treat the pain after exhausting the surgical options, then the patient is sent for surgical pain management for spinal cord stimulation or pain pump. There is no comprehensive approach.
Dr. Hua is one of the few individuals who has expertise in all three disciplines of complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and pain management. This broad expertise allows him to choose the best option whether it is surgical or non-surgical for each individual's problem and situation. Instead of taking turns at bat, Dr. Hua knows when to try therapy or injections and when to try a stimulator versus decompression surgery. This way you will be able to go straight to the treatment that is most effective for your particular problem.
Dr. Hua has over 40 publications and presentations and holds several patents on minimally invasive techniques in spine and brain surgery. He is continually striving to improve patient care and outcomes in neurosurgery and spine surgery using the latest in advanced technology. Sometimes if the current technology is not sufficient, then he works at developing the technology and technique for his patients' benefit.
Dr. Hua uses this innovative approach in patient care as well. Patients are usually assumed to have problems that are similar to other patients and are categorized and treated similarly. However in reality, patients are unique in their problems, situations, and the way they respond to treatments. Patients cannot be lumped together and categorized into the standard diagnoses and treatments. Dr. Hua treats each patient as an individual and designs a treatment program tailored to each patient's unique needs. Often a treatment program has to be innovative for a particularly unusual problem or situation. Thus neurosurgery and spine surgery is an art and a science and needs to be practiced one patient at a time.
By Sherwin Hua
MD- Northwestern University Honors Program
PhD- Northwestern Institute Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurological Surgery
American Board of Neurological Surgery
It has been 4 months since my fusion. I am proof that this procedure works. The day before surgery, I could only walk with a cane about 60-80 feet without stopping.
Two weeks after this procedure on 3, 4, & 5 vertebra, I was able to walk a mile a day. This is the first time in 12 years I can walk with no pain or numbness. I am 68 years old and now walk 2 miles a day with no cane and pain free!
Many thanks to Dr. Sherwin Hua for this non invasive procedure, his extensive knowledge and expertise!
I am so happy with my decision not only to have the surgery but to use Dr. Hua. The people in the office along with other doctors were so incredibly nice, compassionate and caring. I came out of surgery without the pain I was previously experiencing. I had heard so many negative comments about back surgery but after my experience with Dr. Hua and his great God given gift and his caring staff, I will recommend his office and I have, to everyone with a back problem who is contemplating surgery. Thank you! You gave me my life back!
Everything was as I expected. My surgery went well and I was treated with perfect care. Thank you!