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Dr. Jeffrey Roh, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Roh

Swedish Neuroscience Institute - Spine Program

550 17th Ave Ste 500 Seattle, WA 98122

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1998 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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Dr. Roh accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Roh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roh treats Spine Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Roh treats this condition more than 81% 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
Spondylolisthesis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roh treats Spondylolisthesis more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Roh treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Roh performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Roh performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Roh's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Bone Trauma
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Mass
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

Dr. Roh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Roh

4.1

Based on 104 reviews

5 Stars
74.03846153846153%
(77)
4 Stars
1.9230769230769231%
(2)
3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(4)
2 Stars
0.9615384615384616%
(1)
1 Star
19.23076923076923%
(20)

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Dr. Roh gave us our lives back. My husband had spinal stenosis and spondylosis at L3-4-5. He was in constant pain & had started losing muscle function in his calves & thighs. An avid hiker, he could barely walk around the block with me. No doubt about it, the fusion & disk replacement was major surgery. However, Dr. Roh's minimally invasive technique ensured my husband had the minimum to recover from. Once the surgical meds wore off, my husband's relief was immediate. In all fairness, he was a motivated patient & followed directions. Looking back after 1.5 years, the distance he's come is incredible. We walk 30 minutes a day at a pretty good clip, he no longer leans on the grocery cart when we go shopping, he's pain-free, he has his sense of humor back. In short, the man I married has returned! Not merely a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Roh has a superior "bedside" manner, he answered all our questions, & never made us feel rushed at appointments (pre- and post-op). Highest marks!
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Dr Roh ruined my life. I went to him with some slight back pain, I now have severe chronic back pain, leg pain ,foot pain, permanent nerve damage in my left leg, foot drop, improperly placed hardware, a failed fusion. Right after my surgery I woke up to a numb foot. I was told “that is normal” I haven’t seen Roh one time since my surgery. Always get an assistant. I just had a “salvage” surgery in which new doctor said “it was real bad, a mess” I now barely walk with a cane, and have severe pain
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Straight forward Lumbar fusion by Dr. Roh. Afterwards excruciating sciatic pain from mid buttocks down leg x 3 yrs. Multiple therapies, injections & procedures no help. Neurosurgeon found fusion was falling apart and Dr. Roh had placed a screw right on top of the sciatic nerve. Broke my own cardinal rule of letting someone other than a neurosurgeon perform surgery on my back. With my healthcare background should have known better. Fusion had to be redone and extended.
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Dr Roh used MISS on me and straightened my scoliosis as well as fixed my lumbar bone on bone issues. I am 5 months out from surgery and doing very well. Dr Roh is very accomplished and yet personable. My experience was a difficult one due to my own health issues and these were wisely addressed and accommodated. I would highly recommend Dr Roh, he is a wonderful surgeon.
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I would like to tell you about my meeting with Dr Roh but unfortunately I never got to meet him. Instead, after several x rays were taken a physicians assistant came in and gave a very detailed evaluation of my entire spine. She also recommended treatment. I came in to get a second opinion on my lower back, fusion of the L4 and L5 vertebrae has been suggested. After 2 hours and long conversation with the PA I left the office. I will never come back to this or any other Pro Ortho facility.
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Dr. Roh and his team helped me with my herniated disc. I had seen a few other doctor's and specialists who all didn't find the root of my problem or offer a viable solution, but once I went to see Dr. Roh, his confidence and reassurance made me feel like something was going to be done about my problem and that he actually cared. After my surgery, the constant pain that I had for 6 months was instantly gone! After a week I was moving around like nothing ever happened. Couldn't recommend him more!
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I am 2 years out from a cervical foraminotomy, performed by Dr. Roh. At the time, other surgeons immediately recommended surgery. Dr. Roh, on the other hand, was cautious, and wanted me to exhaust every other option before opting for surgery. Furthermore, other surgeons recommended what in retrospect was the *wrong* surgery for me, comparably destructive discectomies and/or disc replacements; Dr. Roh recommended and performed a foraminotomy, and I was back to half-marathons 3 months later.
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After 2 previous doctors and 4 failed back surgeries, I was referred to Dr Roh, After one simple Xray, he diagnosed the core of my problem. I had been seeing a pain management Dr for 4 years for extreme pain, and was able to get off of all pain medication within 4 months. I credit Dr Roh with giving me my life back. I went from immobile and in chronic pain, to running a half marathon with 2 years. I would recommend DR Roh to anyone.
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ALWAYS, if you require back surgery see a neurosurgeon NOT an orthopedic surgeon. Working in healthcare myself I broke my own rule. Dr. Roh performed surgery on me in 2014. Laminotomy and L4-L5 fusion. Soon after I was in tremendous sciatic pain that ran from lumbar down my leg along with low back pain. He had not braced the fusion as he should have and also placed a screw ON my sciatic nerve. Neurosurgeon had to take apart & repair what he had done and also fuse the next lower level in 2013
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After discussing one type of endoscopic discectomy during my appointment, Dr. Roh later signed me up for two laminotomies and an extraforaminal decompression, which were never mentioned during my appointment. Then, my Office Visit Report incorrectly stated (about those 3 surgeries):: "All potential risks, benefits, alternatives, and limitations of the surgical procedure were discussed with ** today. He understood the risks.." However, 6 weeks later, he did call me to explain the surgeries.
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About Me

My philosophy regarding patient care is to treat each and every patient with the highest level of care, respect, and dignity -- as if they were my own family member.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Hospital For Special Surgery | New York Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Case Western Reserve University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1999
Case Western Reserve University Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1998
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
1993
University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
1999
1998
1993

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2009
  • Compassionate Physician Recognition - Vitals.com, 2009
  • On-Time Physician Award - Vitals.com, 2009
  • Top 5 Physicians in Western Washington - KING 5 Best of Western Washington Awards, 2009

Media & Publications

  • Chin KR, Roh JS, et al: J Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 2008.,
  • Piasecki DP, Roh JS, et al: Spine, 2008.,
  • Chin KR, Roh JS, et al: J Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 2006.,
  • Roh JS, et al: Orthop Clin North Am, 36(3):255-62, July 2005.,
  • Cunningham ME, Roh JS, et al: Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 2005.,
  • Quinn LS, and Roh JS: Experimental Cell Research, 1993.,
  • Knight KQ, Roh J, et al: J Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 2009.,
  • Fox Sports Radio interview on Spinal Stenosis,
  • Evergreen Monitor featured articles on Spine Surgery,

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