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Christopher Tanga, DO

4.6 out of 5 (142 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 (32)

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.

  • I am happy with my provider. Thanks to Dr.Tanga & entire team. Thanks

  • I was very pleased with everything. There was no problem and I left there very, feeling very secure in the treatment that I got. Thank you.

  • All were polite and kind. All tried to be helpful. I respect the knowledge and hard work put into providing excellent care for me . Thank you

  • Explained it very well.

  • You done everything well. Nothing needs to be improved at this point. Good job.

  • The Doctor and Staff were excellent !

  • Everything was great

  • You did everything accurately and quickly.

  • Timely and very nice.

  • Positive experience all around. Glad my doctor made this appointment for me.

  • Very informative. Listened to my concerns. Explained everything thoroughly, Thanks

  • No room for lmprovement everything went well

  • Knowledgeable, informed about my condition, good about explaining, had reasonable plan about next steps. Good doctor!

  • Dr. Tanga is a very, very nice person. And he seems to be knowledgeable. The staff that he has,the clerical staff that he has working with them are absolutely terrible. They couldn't be more rude if they tried. Bye.

  • Did everything right.

  • Pleasant, professional and a very confident and knowledgeable doctor. I felt immediate comfort, not only from the doctor, but from ALL the staff, as well.

  • You guys did good

  • I didn't feel rushed at all. Took the time to answer all my questions and made sure they were answered clearly.

  • Excellent visit....

  • Nothing to add at this time.

  • warm, welcome, courtesy worked with precision

  • do not change any thing

  • Very happy

  • He was very considerate and professional! Thank you, Dr. Tanga.

  • They were very professional and answered all my questions. I was very pleased with the service and can't think of any ways to improve the service.

  • Great first appt experience

  • Everything is good

  • Dr.Tanga & staf absolutely cooperative. Good advice regarding my health.

  • Well organized staff , keep performing as I experienced.

  • This office visit exceeded my expectations

  • Very nice .and explained everything well!!

  • The 3 Ladies prepping me for the procedure were highly professional and made me feel very comfortable.

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