Dr. James Mok, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. James Mok, MD
Dr. James Mok, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Mok is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Dr. Mok's Care Philosophy

My mission is to provide ethical, compassionate, and expert spine care to you, my patient. I believe in an approach that educates patients about their condition and empowers them to decide on the treatment that is right for them. I am honored to serve as your trusted advisor through this process. For patients who choose operative treatment, I pledge the highest level of technical expertise delivered with the deepest sense of care.

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    in Merrillville, IN |
    I have seen Dr. Mok at the pain clinic, in Merrillville, IN. He is empathetic & thorough, with his diagnosis. I would recommend Dr. Mok to friends & family. Matter of fact, I already have. Waiting now, for MRI results, but I believe, I will get an honest opinion of a possible prognosis. I've had 6 spine surgeries, already. I trust that Dr. Mok will have my best interest at heart. And, I appreciate the time he spent in the service.
    in Chicago, IL |
    PLEASE DONT WAIT! End your suffering W/ Dr Mok! I had suffered from Spinal Stenosis for 4 years and I came across Dr Mok. I believe everything happens for a reason and the 4 years I lost was worth every second of pain to have landed in Dr Moks care! Day of operation I was terrified yet Dr Moks entire team held my hands from the time I was put under to when I woke up free of the pain I had suffered so long. He gave me my life back and that is something I can not thank him enough for!
    Crown Point, IN |
    Doctor Mok and his staff are friendly, professional, and caring. I had terrible back pain so he went the extra mile to fit me into his schedule. The surgery went off without a hitch and all my nerve pain is gone. He gave me back my life. His assistant guided me flawlessly through every step of pre and post surgery.
    in Genoa IL |
    Dr Mok is a excellent Dr and staff too. I had L4 L5 spine surgery with fusion . Unfortunately a month later the screws started to back out this was no fault of Dr Moks. My spine was crumbling. I had to go in for two more surgeries. What started out as one fusion with two screws went to fusions all the way down with 8 screws and a 9 one going into my hip to stabilize spine. That one later came out after 6 months . The best was how he explains and talked with my husband. Sylvia was amazing to!!!
    in Lake County, IN |
    Doctor Mok and his team gave me an L4-L5 fusion. I had been in terrible pain for the past year. I had a bulging disc and my spine looked like there was a little space where there was like an air gap were my spine had a little movement where it should not be moving so I was getting pain from both spots. My surgery was just about 3 months ago and I feel great now. My pain let up pretty quickly after surgery. If you have back trouble I would highly recommend Dr. James Mok. He fixed me!
    in Elgin, Illinois |
    Excellent knowledge. Explains very well. Very good surgeon. Support staff, especially Debbie, are outstanding.
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    Dr. Mok's Care Philosophy

    My mission is to provide ethical, compassionate, and expert spine care to you, my patient. I believe in an approach that educates patients about their condition and empowers them to decide on the treatment that is right for them. I am honored to serve as your trusted advisor through this process. For patients who choose operative treatment, I pledge the highest level of technical expertise delivered with the deepest sense of care.

    Dr. Mok's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


    • Medical School
      Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

      Graduated in 2002

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of California-San Francisco

      Completed in 2004

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of California-San Francisco

      Completed in 2009

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Cedars-Sinai Mc

      Completed in 2011

    • Undergraduate School
      Dartmouth College

      Graduated in 1998

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Disc Replacement
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microsurgical Procedure
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection