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Christopher Tanga, DO

4.6 out of 5 (212 Ratings)


Vascular Surgery

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About Christopher Tanga

Christopher F. Tanga earned his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, with his undergraduate studies completed at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He completed a General Surgery residency at Ohio University, Ohio Health Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He is a certified General Surgeon by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He has also completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York where he also served as Chief Vascular Fellow, and is currently board eligible in vascular surgery.

Dr. Tanga had his first exposure to surgery while working on the North Shore as a nurse’s aide. He felt inspired by two vascular surgeons who exposed him to their practice and patients. He saw the complexity of their work as a challenge, and the relationships that were able to be developed with the patients as extremely rewarding. As a vascular surgeon he has the privilege of making and maintaining long term relationships with his patients which is what has drawn him to this line of surgery. His clinical interests include open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and limb salvage, dialysis access, venous disease, thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, and smoking cessation programs.

Dr. Tanga’s philosophy of care is centered around keeping the whole patient as an individual in mind rather than simply the illness that brought them in, and being understanding of how the disease is affecting the patient’s life and overall wellbeing. It is his hope that his patients are able to improve their health and wellbeing while maintaining their dignity. Now, as a member of the Southcoast Health community, Dr. Tanga strives to deliver high quality compassionate care in an efficient health system filled with other expert physicians and practitioners.

Outside of work, Dr. Tanga enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 boys, reading books weekly, and making custom furniture in his woodshop. In addition, he enjoys indulging in seafood and shellfish.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    300A Faunce Corner Road Suite 200
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2213

    Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

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Patient Comments (44)

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  • Doctor answered questions a bit flippant that I felt was unprofessional

  • Dr. Tanga was always thorough in answering the many questions I had about what things in the test results meant. He additionally has excellent interpersonal skills so he was able to allay fears I had upon my initial meeting with him. I am very impressed by him.

  • Everybody very personable.more than just a patient partner in health

  • Every contact or phone call was very caring informative intuitive welcoming and professional at all times I want to thank you all for that...see you soon and thx. To all associates

  • The staff is wonderful and the doctor is wonderful

  • Professinal, patient staff and Doctor. Explanations were clear and precise

  • Staff was kind, considerate, friendly yet professional. Highly recommend. Medical personnel ws very professional. Dr. Tanga puts you at ease, very kind and understanding.

  • All around great office visit

  • Dr. Tango was very compassionate and very professional and knowledgeable and his expertise is very much appreciated I would highly recommend him to anybody in the future

  • Continue as you are,highly recommended

  • This was my first visit. Dr Tanga explained what was going on, what I should do And referred me to a Dr to follow up on ortho. Problems. If vascular condition deteriorated I was to contact him.His staff was most considerate and informative. Will go back as needed.

  • The receptionist is very kind. The gal who recorded my vitals, and etc is friendly and proffessional.. .There is not enough positive words to describe Dr. Tanga' care. It was very obvious Dr. Tanga had familarized himself with my medical history prior to my visit. He was very detailed in his explanation; along with very caring , kind, and professional

  • Can't think of anything that would make it better. I was very impressed

  • Before I even got there, the doctor had read all my past, all past machinery, all my CTs and things of that nature and was prepared to talk about the issues, which I thought was impressive.

  • Everyone was extremely polite and accommodating. The doctor was great at explaining the upcoming procedure and it's success rate. I left feeling well-informed and hopeful.

  • There was a reasonable waiting time and there was a calming atmosphere, which is very important especially if you are seeing this particular doctor for the first time.

  • I was very well taken care of.

  • No improvements needed.

  • Receptionist was very friendly appointment was on time. The physician was excellent at explaining everything in easy language to understand.

  • It was a waste of my time no help at all I still have severe head pain. Took my co pay and did nothing to help me

  • everyone was polite and professional

  • does great

  • Once I entered the facility the appointment moved along quickly. C. tanga was well informed, personable and professional.

  • Wish I could have gotten a surgical appointment sooner but Dr. TANGA IS very much in demand.

  • Dr. Tanga was very attentive to what I was saying. I did not feel rushed. He was a true professional.

  • He was respectful and knowledgeable.

  • Everything was done well. No need for improvement

  • Dr Tanga is very informative and very pleasant. Tells you like it is and doesn't sugar coat. Honestly goes a long way.

  • Ari was the reason for the 10's in reference to the staff. Both visits recently Ari was there and the professionalism she exhibited should be recognized.The back staff is always courteous and knowledgeable also. It is nice to see someone who isn't there just because of a paycheck.

  • Explained thoroughly my procedure and outcome.

  • Dr. Tanga & staff made me feel very comfortable with my visit explaining and answering questions future treatments or procedures needed

  • Met the doctor for first time he knew all my history I was so impressed. Felt he knew how to care for me. He was very personable honest and professional

  • Everyone in this office was welcoming and caring. Doctor was excellent explained everything in a clear down to earth manner.

  • Very impersonal, rushed. Not clear on waiting for 3 months to do anything for my leg. Didn't know that I had to wait 3 months for a follow up until I was checking out at the front desk. He seemed like he was having a bad day -- not good "bedside manner".

  • Caring and courteous treatment

  • Didn't need any improvement ever one was very nice

  • He was great, disposition, professional ,knowledgeable great personality.

  • Friendly, professional staff and providerThis was a first visit…

  • Seen in timely manner. Physician and medical assistant listened to what I had to say and also explained everything clearly.

  • Explain everything that could help with my varicose veins

  • Just keep what they are doing a outstandingly good jobu00A0

  • Doctor Tanga waas wonderful.his explanations were thorough, his manner interested and gracious, while my issues were not vascular he took the time to suggest what i might want to consider that he thought would be of benefut to me.

  • Every one was friendly

  • Dr.Tanga .and all of the staff were very professional , polite , helpful,and informative.

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