Dr. Derrick H. Cho, MD

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Dr. Derrick H. Cho, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

The Spine & Neuro Center 201 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 Get Directions
(256) 533-1600

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Dr. Cho specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Huntsville, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Cho accepts 15 insurance carriers

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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4.1 based on 28 responses
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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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Dr. Cho's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (25)
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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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

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

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Cho'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
  • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cho's Office & Staff

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients