Dr. Jay Chun, MD
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Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Chun specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves the performance of surgery through small incisions. This innovative type of surgery allows patients to recover quickly while minimizing post-operative pain.Dr. Chun also performs general neurosurgery including brain and pituitary tumors as well as skull base surgery.While a member of the Columbia University faculty, Dr. Chun worked in the field of biotechnology. He has received many honors including Medical Research Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with the late Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. He received his PhD with Richard Axel, a recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize. In honor of his stem cell research he received the NIH Individual National Research Service Award.Dr. Chun's clinical and research interests encompass the treatment of brain and spinal disorders using innovative and cutting edge technology. He combines the latest science to the clinical treatment of neurosurgical issues.Dr. Chun is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Overlook Medical Center at Atlantic Health System. He sees patients at locations throughout New Jersey and New York.

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based on 21 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Chun's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Newton, NJ |
In 2012, I had a 2 level and preformed by Dr. Chun. My mistake was letting him use cadaver bone. I was complaining of pain after and he didn't want to hear about it. Based on his work, I believe he is a great Dr. He acted like your best friend till you say it doesn't feel right. Then the last time I saw him, I told him I was in pain. Dr. says oh my hand hurts from bug bites. I never went back. But after five years they found out I never fused. 2016 had posterior surgery. Still hoping.
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Felt very confident with Dr. Chun.
in South Orange, NJ |
Dr. Chun performed the wrong surgery on my husband. He inserted an implant that we had declined. When we queried him about it he was defensive, arrogant and nasty. My husband did not want a foreign body in his spine, and our insurance would not cover the procedure. Dr. Chun's office is paying, clearly an acknowledgment of wrongdoing. Fortunately my husband is recovering nicely, but we would never recommend Dr. Chun due to his pompous, hostile attitude & thoroughly unprofessional behavior.
in New Providence, NJ |
Dr Chun made me wait for over an hour after i reached ahead of time for an appointment. The office staff at Summit Medical Group were very curt and took my copay of $45 as soon as i walked in. Then when the doctor finally came he was unprepared and didnt even have my notes from the previous visit from 2 months ago. He then said ill refer you to a pain management specialist since my pain was still present and that was it literally within 1 minute. No evaluation or examination. Stay away from them
in Denville, NJ |
Dr. Chun took his time, listened thoroughly & didn't make hasty decisions to operate until necessary. I had 2 prior low back surgeries & 1 perineal nerve decompression when I met Dr. Chun, so my case wasn't easy. I was in constant pain and desperat. After speaking with his nurse, she asked for my records, Mri's, etc and within days, called me back. Could you imagine....his office called ME back! Dr. Chun and his entire staff are courteous, caring, thoughtful, knowledgable, patient and kind.
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Dr. Chun specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as artificial discs. Minimally invasive spine surgery involves the performance of surgery through small incisions. This innovative type of surgery allows patients to recover quickly while minimizing post-operative pain.Dr. Chun also performs general neurosurgery including brain and pituitary tumors as well as skull base surgery.While a member of the Columbia University faculty, Dr. Chun worked in the field of biotechnology. He has received many honors including Medical Research Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working with the late Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg. He received his PhD with Richard Axel, a recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize. In honor of his stem cell research he received the NIH Individual National Research Service Award.Dr. Chun's clinical and research interests encompass the treatment of brain and spinal disorders using innovative and cutting edge technology. He combines the latest science to the clinical treatment of neurosurgical issues.Dr. Chun is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Overlook Medical Center at Atlantic Health System. He sees patients at locations throughout New Jersey and New York.

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

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California At San Francisco
  • Other Education
    Emory

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

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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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery