Dr. Edward Song, MD

Dr. Edward Song, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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44 y/o
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Dr. Edward Song, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

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2940 E Banner Gateway Dr Ste 200

Gilbert, AZ 85234
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CNA

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Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Song's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Song "Dr. Song chose to be a doctor because I wanted to spend my life making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. When choosing a specialty, I wanted to find something that I would find fulfilling. Spine surgery is intellectually challenging and I love a good challenge. I am most satisfied by correcting spinal deformities and doing complicated revisions. There is nothing like reconstructing a patient's spine and giving them their quality of life back. I spend a lot of my time counseling my patients so they feel informed and confident in the treatment course that we decide on. I am committed to making sure I have exhausted every other approach before recommending the operating room."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Song "I chose to be a doctor because I wanted to spend my life making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. When choosing a specialty, I wanted to find something that I would find fulfilling. Spine surgery is intellectually challenging and I love a good challenge. I am most satisfied by correcting spinal deformities and doing complicated revisions. There is nothing like reconstructing a patient's spine and giving them their quality of life back.  I spend a lot of my time counseling my patients so they feel informed and confident in the treatment course that we decide on. I am committed to making sure I have exhausted every other approach before recommending the operating room."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Johns Hopkins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • New York University and Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Song has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Song does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Song and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Song is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Song's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Song to family and friends
3.9
based on 57 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (57)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Song's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Went to this Dr. Song to have low back checked, he did a CT scan and told me he would address the lower back until I had surgery on my neck (was NOT having ANY issues with my neck). He said that if I didn't have surgery I'd be in a wheel chair within 5 years. Had surgery and it resulted in a...more
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I would not go here again. I waited 3 months for an appointment, and drove 30 miles here. I was running ten minutes late because of my newborn and called ahead to let them know. They said that’s fine. When I arrive I’m told that since I’m late I can only see the PA, not the Dr. So basically, If...more
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We were very pleased and happy we had him for surgery . He was very informative before surgery and explained everything to us. He does what he has to and not knife happy . He was on time sincere thoughtful and is an excellent surgeon and when we thanked him he said to thank the man upstairs who is...more
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I am sorry that I am unable to give any stars. I would not recommend him as he does not like answering questions so the patient can understand. His time is very limited and seems to impatient to me as I don't trust such behavior.
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Dr. Song and staff were very professional with initial visit, subsequent surgery and follow up visits. I would certainly recommend Dr. Song as I felt immediate improvement after surgery. He knew exactly what my spinal challenges were and how to make me whole again. I no longer have intense sciatic...more
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