Dr. Benson P. Yang, MD

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Dr. Benson P. Yang, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Northwestern Neurosurgical 7447 W Talcott Ave Ste 340, Chicago, IL 60631 Get Directions
(773) 594-0200

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      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
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • 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

      • Medical School
        Yale University

        Graduated in 2001

      • Internship Hospital
        McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University

        Completed in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University

        Completed in 2007

      • Fellowship Hospital
        McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern University

        Completed in 2007

      • Undergraduate School
        Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

        Graduated in 1997

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • 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
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      • 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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      Dr. Yang's Office & Staff

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      Dr. Yang's 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.