Dr. Benson Yang, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Benson Yang, MD
Dr. Benson Yang, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Yang is affiliated with Community First Medical Center, Presence Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Mary Campus, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Campus, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 340

Chicago, IL 60631

Contact Information

(773) 594-0200

Dr. Benson Yang, MD

Dr. Benson Yang, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Yang's Experience

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Dr. Yang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

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.

Education

  • 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
4.1
based on 25 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Yang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Chicago, IL |
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 well, and I come back with the MRI. He has the nerve to bring up doing surgery again saying that without it, I may live my life like a cripple and it may never heal. Today I am near 100% healed.
in Chicago, IL |
I was unable to walk before seeing Dr. Yang and he fixed my back in no time!
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Dr. Yang accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
    PPO Next PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HFN
    HFN PPO
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Preferred Network Access
    Preferred Network Access PPO
  • UniCare
    UniCare POS
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Yang has admitting privileges

Community First Medical Center
5645 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60634
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Presence Resurrection Medical Center
7435 W Talcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
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Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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