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Dr. Frank Yoo, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Yoo

Dr. Frank Yoo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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(858) 909-9033

Dr. Yoo accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Yoo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spine Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yoo treats Spine Disorders more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Yoo treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yoo treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Yoo treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yoo treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Yoo treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Yoo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Astrocytoma
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Encephalocele
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Gliosarcoma
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Pain
  • Lipomas
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lymphoma, Small Cleaved-Cell, Diffuse
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Apoplexy
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice is built around you and your specific situation, your comfort, your results. With our patient-centric care we strive to deliver excellence, consistency and unparalleled customer service that brings you detailed information, the latest in neurosurgical advancements and personal access to our physicians and our team around the clock.


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of California At San Diego
Residency Hospital
Emory University
Internship Hospital
Emory University
Medical School
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School


  • Korean
  • English


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Dr Yoo and his NP Kaye are amazing! They go out of their way to take care of me. Kaye is always available by phone or text and amazingly Dr Yoo is also. They discuss my needs, consider my input. I have NEVER had a physician let alone a NP who is so engaged with their patients. I have no idea what...Read More
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After not being able to contact the doctor directly after my surgery. I became impatient with his staff and him. When I finally spoke to him , he was unapologetic and upset with me. Several years later I’m having issues with surgery site and was told to see him by my pain specialist. Dr. Yoo...Read More
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Dr. Yoo and his staff are amazing. I was so nervous the first time I was going to see him, but as soon as I walked into his La Jolla office I was met with tranquility and friendliness. His office environment makes you feel relaxed and at ease. His receptionist, Andrea, is kind and helpful. His NP...Read More
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