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Brian Y. Hwang, MD

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23961 Calle De La Magdalena, Suite 405
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
2254.4 miles away
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Speaks: Korean and English
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Brian Hwang MD Inc.

23961 Calle De La Magdalena, Suite 405, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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About Brian Y. Hwang

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Dr. Brian Hwang is a neurosurgeon and former Green Beret combat medic (18D). He is currently serving as a neurosurgeon for the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Dr. Hwang graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, NY and completed his neurosurgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He also completed dual fellowship training complex spine surgery and functional neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Hwang specializes in the disorders of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve. He treats various conditions including brain tumor, degenerative spine disease, spinal tumor, traumatic brain and spinal injuries, epilepsy, depression, trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and peripheral nerve entrapment and injury.

Dr. Hwang is passionate about research, development, and innovation in the fields of neurosurgery and biotechnology. He has conducted extensive research in epilepsy, advanced neuromodulation, robotic surgery, stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, facial pain syndromes, and surgeon performance optimization.

Dr. Hwang understands how stressful neurosurgical conditions can be for patients and their families. He believes in forming strong, longstanding partnerships with patients, families, and other health care professionals to deliver individualized, evidence-based neurosurgical care to achieve optimal outcomes. Dr. Hwang loves hiking, camping, land navigating, skiing, and cooking with his family.

Follow Dr. Hwang on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/brian-hwang-762802192/.

Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital
2022

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Complex Spine Surgery
2022

Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Functional Neurosurgery and Pain
2019

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
2011

Undergraduate

Swarthmore College
2005

Brian Hwang MD Inc.
23961 Calle De La Magdalena, Suite 405
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Providence Affiliated Physicians, Mission

Affiliated Locations
Providence Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
Providence Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach
Mission Hospital Leonard Cancer Institute - Mission Viejo

Clinical Interests

  • Accessory Nerve Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injury
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acromegaly
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Anterior Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Anterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Cervical Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Lumbar Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery In The Thoracic Spine
  • Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (Atrt) Of The Central Nervous System
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Awake Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Awake Spine Fusion
  • Back Hair Tufts
  • Back Surgery
  • Basilar Skull Fracture
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Brain
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Bertolotti's Deformity
  • Biopsy Of Brain
  • Biopsy Of Skull
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Brain Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Cancer Surgery
  • Brain Laceration
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Brain Surgery
  • Bulging Disc
  • Burr Hole
  • Burst Fracture
  • Butterfly Vertebrae
  • Carotid Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula Repair
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors
  • Central Venous Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Anomalies
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Cerebral Cyst
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cerebral Edema
  • Cerebral Hernia
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Deformities
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Stress Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Cingulotomy
  • Clipping Of Brain Aneurysm
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Spine Deformities
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Compression Fracture
  • Compression Fracture Surgery
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Cranial Helmet Therapy
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Cranial Nerve Repair
  • Cranial Vault Malformations
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniocele
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Csf Shunt Removal
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Neck Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (Asleep)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (Awake)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation For Dystonia
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Spine
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (Dipg)
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Dorsal Root Entry Zone (Drez) Lesioning Procedure
  • Dural Tear
  • Electrical Sacral Stimulation
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endoscopic Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Endplate Fracture
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Evaluation For Deep Brain Stimulation (Dbs)
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facet Surgery
  • Facial Nerve Tumor
  • Flow Diversion For Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Focal Resection Surgery Brain
  • Foraminotomy
  • Forestier's Disease Surgery
  • Germinoma Of The Central Nervous System (Cns)
  • Gigantism
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Herniation Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Image Guided Biopsy Of The Spine
  • Instrumented Anterior Cervical Discectomy, Fusion (Acdf)
  • Interlaminar Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Interspinous Device Placement
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Intracranial Arterial Bypass
  • Intracranial Arterial Occlusion
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hypotension
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Lipomeningocele
  • Lobectomy Of Brain
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Stress Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunt Placement
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Meningocele
  • Microneurosurgery Of Trigeminal Nerve Repair
  • Microsurgery Of The Cervical Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Lumbar Spine
  • Microsurgery Of The Thoracic Spine
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Partial Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Motion Sparing Spine Surgery
  • Mri Guided Focused Ultrasound
  • Multilevel Cervical Arthroplasty
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Navigation Spine Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Brain
  • Needle Biopsy Of Cerebral Meninges
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Compression Of The Cervical Spine
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Nerve Tumor Resection Surgery
  • Neural Foramen Injection
  • Neural Foraminal Stenosis
  • Neuroablation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Non Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Non Surgical Treatment Of Tarlov Cyst
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Odontoid Fractures
  • Open Biopsy Of Brain
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Optic Nerve Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Os Odontoideum
  • Palmar Hyperhidrosis
  • Parkinson's Disease (Pd) Surgery
  • Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy
  • Perimedullary Fistula
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Plantar Hyperhidrosis
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminotomy
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Fusion, Without Instrumentation
  • Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy With Instrumentation And Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Posterior Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Vertebral Column Resection
  • Post-Operative Nerve Pain
  • Preoperative Embolization
  • Prone Transpsoas (Ptp) Technique
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Benign Spine Tumors
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Of Nerve Tumor
  • Repair Of Brain
  • Resection Of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Rhizotomy Surgery Of Trigeminal Nerve Pain
  • Robotic Assisted Neurosurgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacral Dimples
  • Sacral Fracture Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Severe Kyphotic Deformities
  • Severe Lordotic Deformities
  • Shevel Procedure
  • Sinus Stenting
  • Skull Fracture Surgery
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spina Bifida Surgery
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Abscess Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Schwannoma Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Spine Arteriovenous Malformation (Avm)
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Decompression Surgery
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Spine Embolization
  • Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Ganglion Cyst
  • Spine Hardware Removal
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Osteotomy
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spine Stress Fracture
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylosis Surgery
  • Sports Related Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Related Spine Injury
  • Sports Related Thoracic Spine Injury
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Eeg
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subcaudate Tractotomy
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hematoma Embolization
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hygroma
  • Surgery For Sciatica
  • Surgery For Spasticity
  • Surgical Treatment Of Myelopathy
  • Synovial Cyst
  • Tarlov Cyst Surgery
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fusion
  • Thoracic Spine Stress Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Topectomy
  • Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty In Neurosurgery
  • Transpetrosal Approaches
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injection Of The Spine
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Vagal Stimulation
  • Vascular Malformation Of The Head And Neck
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculocisternostomy
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vertebrae Surgery
  • Vertebral Hemangioma
  • Vertebral Transposition
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Virtual Care
  • Visual Cortex Injury