Dr. John Hong, MD

Dr. John Hong, MD


Pain Medicine | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Hong's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
in Hinsdale, IL |
I suffer from degenerative disc disease. I am off the chart with pain. I cannot get a new spine like people replace knees or hips. I've been seeing Dr Hong for going on 2 years and he is truly helping me so I can at least do basic functions. He provides surgical treatment and pain meds. His knowledge and skills are outstanding. Yes, I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Hong. Sam
Dr. Hong and his entire office staff provided me with excellent care. He was very compassionate and empathetic with the way he provided medical care. He treated pain it should be treated, the same as any medical disorder. He NEVER treated me as being wimpy because I couldn't tolerate pain. He also never made me feel that I was there looking for medication. He knew I was suffering and he offered all avenues of help that were available to me. His office staff treated me great. Overall A+
in Westmont, IL |
Dr. Hong is a wonderful doctor. He listens to his patients, explains everything you need to know about your pain and what is causing it. If it wasn't for doctor Hong I would have had to have a second back surgery, but he is helping me with my problem giving me injections in my back which are helping. I would highly recommend Dr. Hong, he is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Naperville, IL |
Unacceptable! Poorly trained nurses. Anesthetic had no effect during procedure. Dr. punctured the dura (spinal column sheath) causing me to have a seizure when I tried to stand up in recovery. They should have sent me to the ER (where I ended up the next day) but instead filled me w/ pain meds and sent me home.
in Hinsdale, IL |
Four yrs. ago I started to get stabbing pains down both my legs. I was referred to Dr. Hong by a local interventional radiologist. After an MRI, Dr. Hong gave me one epidural in my lower back and the pain in my legs stopped. Recently it was diagnosed that I had two herniated discs in my mid back region after 10 weeks of pain and tingling. Again, Dr. Hong administered an epidural to two regions of my mid back and the pain and tingling stopped. Again, I can vouch for his expertise.
in Hinsdale, IL |
Dr. Hong is ok. But he is very busy so instead they make you see his physician assistant. The physician assistant names Stacey is terrible. She is unable to get my medications right for 3 months now. I've been in pain and nasious every single day. People like her should not practice medicine. Their office would not change the medication over the phone either, they'll mare you wait for weeks until the next available appointment while you're in pain.
in Bolingbrook, IL |
Dr. Hong is a very good Doctor and a kind, genuinely caring man.
in Naperville, IL |
Dr. Hong is my Pain Specialist and handles my prescription and procedure needs in a very competent and professional manner. I suffer from many spine related conditions such as Spinal Arthritis, Fibro, Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Cluster Migraines, which all generate a terrific amount of pain in my entire body, especially the legs and feet. I have gone to Dr. Hong for over 4 years now and found is services excellent. He is very compassionate and empathectic toward my condition.
in Chicago, IL |
Very professional Sraight to the point Very gentle when doing the procedure Knows what he's doing hence the procedure did'nt take long
in La Grange, IL |
Dr. Hong explained everything in terms that I understood was willing to spend as much time as I needed to ask questions
Ver professional. Took interest in my case followed throug well
in Plainfield, IL |
I finally have met a doctor who listens! I've explained as best as I can about the effects of my chronic pain to countless doctors. They either aren't listening, don't care, don't understand, think I'm shopping for drugs, etc. Dr. Hong treated me with compassion, respect & understanding. I am very grateful & recommend him to everyone, even to my doctors who aren't listening.
in Northlake, IL |
I had my first appointment already my pain has gone way down. Dr.Hong also understood my pain from nerve damage cervical fusion and thoracic fusion which is rare . I haven't slept this good since before my accident in 2005. I thought I was going downhill fast he has showed me it's not the case.Dr.John Hong is a master in his field a genius ,he has made my life soo much better it's unbelievable.
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Dr. Hong's Care Philosophy

Comprehensive, compassionate, and individualized approach to the unique needs of chronic pain sufferers.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    St Barnabas Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection