Dr. Derrick Cho, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

Spine & Neuro 201 Governors Dr SW Huntsville, AL 35801 Get Directions

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Dr. Derrick Cho, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Cho is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital.

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Dr. Cho's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Madison, AL |
I had herniated desk and was getting lumbar epidural steroid injection's but they stopped working, so my doctor suggested that I see surgeon Dr. Derrick Cho, my surgery was done on May 8, 2017, Dr. Cho, his staff & the nurses station on my floor were wonderful to me, the surgery was a success, I'm no longer in pain. The only thing I'm suffering now is stiffness & soreness from the surgery & I am in physical therapy now for that. If I could give Dr. Cho 10 stars I would.I I got my life back.
in Huntsville, AL |
Dr. Cho took time to listen to my explanation of a 3-month old back injury and resulting pain, and to review my medical history related to previous back issues. After reviewing both X-ray and MRI results, he said I was a good candidate for a kyphoplasty procedure on 3 fractured vertebrae in my lower back that would greatly reduce the pain. I opted for the procedure and absolutely do not regret it! The constant, grinding pain in my back was gone immediately! Due to him, I feel like a new person!!
in Madison, AL |
By the time I got referred to Dr. Cho I had limited strength and use of my right arm. Constant pain in my neck and shoulder and numbness and tingling. He reviewed my MRI from my family doctor and ordered a CAT scan for closer look. He thoroughly explained my options and I knew surgery was my best option. I was scheduled within 2 weeks. Dr. Cho and his nurse and staff treated me with respect and kindness. My relief after surgery was immediate still good 2 and half months later.
in Huntsville, AL |
I thought I was 16 rather than 66 and attempted to lift a very heavy object causing injury to my back. I experienced intense pain down my leg for over two months trying every thing I could locate and buy over the internet until after over six weeks with less than an hour a sleep per night I wound up in the ER. I was scheduled to see Dr Cho two weeks away, I called and got the time reduced to 3 days. Within a week I was in surgery and after a couple hours walked the hall pain free. Love DR Cho
in Florence, AL |
First he was 4 hours late, said he had an emergency. That would be okay if he didn't seem rushed to get through my visit. I have several problems in my neck according to the MRI. He addressed none of them. He jumped straight to treatment options.1) therapy, which I had had enough of and he insinuated would only be temporary. 2) surgery I told him I didn't want fusion. His reply was it was the gold standard without discussing why or why not artificial disks would work orother issues.Stay Away!
in Albertville, AL |
I had dealt with major right hip , leg,and foot pain for ever . Dr Cho is so very calm and puts you at ease i put my trust in him to fix my problem and he did with all the confidence and decorum That was above all my expectations. I would recomend him to anyone who needs there back problems cared for
in Huntsville, AL |
Correct Diagnosis, incompetent when it comes to treating conditions. He's only interested in keeping you as a long term drugged up patient, not in a solution that will get you back to work. After my experience and talking with other patients here its a practice policy it seems. So sad its all about the money these days.
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities