Dr. Benson Yang, MD

Dr. Benson Yang, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Benson Yang, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Yale University in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery.

7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 340

Chicago, IL 60631

Contact Information

(773) 594-0200

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lumbar Spine Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Yang's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yang "I believe in treating patients on an individual basis. While there are known disease processes and patterns, every patient's experience of their condition is different. Conservative management is always considered if it is safe to defer or avoid surgery. If surgery is necessary, I will offer a range of options including the most up-to-date minimally-invasive techniques. I strive to respond to patients' concerns promptly, and I speak to my patients directly."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • The surgical management of superficial siderosis: A case illustration., 2009
  • A novel mathematical model of the sagittal spine., 2007
  • Adrenomedullary function during cognitive testing in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., 2000
  • Traumatic retroclival epidural hematoma in a child., 2003
  • Blood vessel mimicking dermal sinus tract., 2004
  • Method for calculating the exact angle required during pedicle subtraction osteotomy for fixed sagittal deformity: comparison with trigonometric method., 2006
  • Remote cerebellar hemorrhage after craniotomy., 2005
  • Contrast-enhanced MR angiography of the carotid and vertebrobasilar circulations., 2005
  • Endovascular treatment strategies for cerebral vasospasm., 2006
  • Imaging Corner: Unknown case: Clinical Presentation., 2006
  • A novel mathematical model of the sagittal spine: application to pedicle subtraction osteotomy for correction of fixed sagittal deformity., 2008
  • Cerebral cavernous malformations: clinical insights from genetic studies., 2006
  • Cervical spinal cord compression in chondrodysplasia punctata., 2006
  • Pituitary apoplexy., 2005
  • Unknown case: Part II. Soft tissue herniation through a thoracic laminectomy defect., 2006
  • Images in neuro-oncology. Selective invasion of the anterior commissure in glioblastoma multiforme., 2006
  • Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterization., 2005
  • Reduplication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter tip back through shunt tract., 2005
  • Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of optic nerve sheath meningiomas: preliminary observations of 33 optic nerves in 30 patients with historical comparison to observation with or without prior surgery., 2002
  • Outcomes of thoracic and lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy for fixed sagittal imbalance., 2006
  • Thoracic pedicle subtraction osteotomy for fixed sagittal spinal deformity., 2009
  • Unruptured arteriovenous malformation in a patient presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus: case report and review of the literature., 2007
  • Medicare: the role of supplemental health insurance., 1996
  • The breast implant controversy: a prism for reform., 2001
  • Ventricular catheter coiling during insertion., 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yang to family and friends
26 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Yang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Yang is an excellent surgeon.
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I had herniated discs at L-4 L-5 and L-5 S-1. Through the entire process I felt Dr. Yang was a salesman, trying to sell me his surgery and promising that it would fix my pain. I denied all pain killers and surgeries. I did physical therapy for 6 weeks instead. Couple months go by and I heal pretty...more
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I was unable to walk before seeing Dr. Yang and he fixed my back in no time!
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