Dr. Thongtrangan (also known as Dr. “T”) has achieved the highest level of training in neck and back surgery completing fellowships in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery.
During Dr. Thongtrangan’s fellowship at the world-renowned Stanford University Medical Center, he gained experience in complex spinal reconstruction, scoliosis, tumor and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Orthopedic Spine at the prestigious Texas Back Institute where he had an opportunity to focus on minimally invasive techniques and artificial disc replacement. He’s also a fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction at University of Minnesota where he mastered his surgical skills in hip and knee replacement and a fellowship trained in Orthopedic Trauma at Medical College of Virginia.
As a resident at the esteemed Medical College of Virginia, he was given the “Best Resident Award” based on his excellent patient care, surgical, and teaching skills.
During his free time, Dr. T loves watching and playing soccer, reading, and cooking Thai food. He also loves traveling and learning about new cultures. He has a plan to perform mission work in Asia and South-east Asia.
Dr. Thongtrangan Education
- Orthopedics Residency: Medical College of Virginia
- Fellowship trained Neurosurgical Spine Surgery: Stanford University Medical center
- Fellowship trained Orthopedics Spine Surgery: Texas Back Insitute
- Fellowship trained Adult Reconstruction: University of Minnesota
- Fellowship trained Orthopedics Trauma: Medical College of Virginia
Dr. Thongtrangan Practice Philosophy
“I strive to provide my patients with the best advice possible about their spine concerns. I evaluate each patient and their situation carefully, and make treatment recommendations based on their goals, preferences and what is medically in their best interest. My goal is to return my patients to productive and pain-free activity using the most advanced minimally invasive and motion-preserving techniques, holding surgery as a last option. My treatment philosophy is to treat my patients the way I would want myself or my family members to be treated. I always utilize what I like to refer to as the ‘family test’ when advising treatment and surgical options for my patients.”