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Christopher Tanga, DO

4.6 out of 5 (184 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

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Patient Comments (36)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • 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.

  • the appointment was on time and the provider listen to my concerns and responded to my satisfaction.

  • Dr. Tanga always listen to what I have to say. I explain my concerns to him. He always has a response to help me. I really enjoyed going to his office.

  • I was very pleased with all the services that I received from Dr. Tanga and his staff!!

  • No waiting very polite and informative Wonderful visit thank you for everything you did today

  • Very respondent

  • I was 20 minutes late and the office staff were still amazing and helpful. The provider was attentive and personable. I did not feel rushed as he made sure I understood all options before choosing what would be best for my situation. I am extremely satisfied with my visit to this office, if I need care in the future I would absolutely return and be on time.

  • I had an excellent visit with the staff and provider!

  • Dr. Tanga had a horrible attitude. My appointment was at 2:20 and I didn't see him until 3. No one told me he was running behind. When I finally saw him for the 5 mins he rushed me. Kept referring to himself that he is only a plumber and not a specialist in specific areas. He avoided my questions with that reference. He was useless and I got nothing out of the appointment. I spoke to the office manager about the experience and have been assigned a different doctor to revisit.

  • It was my first visit with vascular. Everything was explained thoroughly and booking was extremely easy. Everyone was pleasant and knowledgeable,

  • Check in staff were great, med tech [Name] was very engaging and kind. Dr. Tanga was thorough and supportive. Check out staff was the only person who was unfriendly and borderline rude. Otherwise visit was vert good as usual.

  • Very impressed and extremely comfortable with both Dr. Tanga and Dr. Pin's medical expertise and superior professionalism they provided to me in an urgent medical situation with such caring compassion![Name]. [Name]

  • I was seen promptly and provider was attentive to my questions and was thoroughly professional, yet pleasant, and friendly.

  • Took time to explain what was going on and the next steps

  • i felt comfortable with the information givenhe asked if I had any questions after everything was explained

  • A little less wait time to be seen

  • Excellent patient bedside manner

  • The visit was short but things were explained well, and also mentioned a way to continue with the health problem.

  • The techs, NP and doctor all did their job in a professional manner and put me at ease

  • Hello. The doctor explains everything to me, and I'm very happy with him and that's all I have to say, and I recommend him to everybody.

  • Enjoyed my first time there. Awesome staff and office personnel. Look forward to my next visit.

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