Dr. John Shin, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Neurosurgery

Dr. John Shin, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shin has extensive experience in Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. He graduated from FINCH UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES / CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL in 2003. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. John Shin, MD
55 Fruit St Ste 745 Boston, MA 02114
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Excellent Surgeon. He performed my L5 S1 Spinal Fusion and did an outstanding job.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Sara Welch – May 18, 2021
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Doctor Shin did neck surgery on me and did a phenomenal job..He improved my quality of life. Kristin his NP and all of his staff are an asset to MGH
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Shin and his entire team and the entire team at Mass General are truly the best of the best! I was seen by my doctor where I live and was told “you’re fine not eligible for surgery but let’s do an MRI to check” then I was told “you just need like a day surgery to remove the bone spur pushing on your spinal cord”. I woke up a few weeks later unable to lift my left arm and hand no feeling in my fingers. Drove over an hour to Mass General was admitted immediately and had a spinal fusion done in a day. Dr. Shin was professional, took time to explain everything to me and did the best job on my spine. Literally everyone I encountered at Mass General set such a high bar of patient care that I wish I could give them each a hug and thank them for everything. Can not recommend Dr. Shin and his tram enough!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jess – Aug 18, 2020
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Dr. Shin performed a neck fusion on me two years ago and the results have been nothing short of phenomenal. I highly recommend him to anyone with spine issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 24, 2020
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I’d been walking around for 8-9 years in agony from spinal stenosis. From the minute I woke from surgery, the pain in my leg was gone. Back surgery is not easy, but he did such a great job, I never had even one complication. The staples in my back were placed so perfectly I even asked if he measured the placement of each! :-). He and his staff took great care of me. I highly recommend Dr. Shin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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KarenCNorth Andover in North Andover, MA – Apr 14, 2018
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The results of the my surgery was amazing. Couldn’t walk 50 feet prior and within 7 days I was able to walk 2 miles. Second surgery with Dr. Shin. Results are life changing. Getting an appointment is not easy
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jim Tynan in Sandwich MA – Nov 20, 2017
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He saved my life and full function of my body when I shattered my neck 48 days ago. When I awoke after surgery, I could not move my ams and legs. My short term memory had stopped. Today, am home. Walking, gardening and remembing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Nancy in Arlington, MA – Aug 03, 2017
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On 06-20-2016 Dr Shin operated on my back. Surgery is always a last resort. I was there but truly did not want to be there, however, everything that Dr. Shin told me about this operation and the relief he would be able give me was the truth. Due to this surgery this man has given me my life back. Now I say to myself WHY did I wait 10 years. Thank You and your wonderful staff.. It was a pleasure seeing you today for my 6 month checkup.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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thomas surette in Malden, MA – Dec 14, 2016
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I had a shattered L-1 vertabrae from a highway car accident in January 2015. I was rushed to mass general and put in the hands of Dr Shin and his team. They saved my life and I am able to walk and go on with my life after being millimeters from being paralyzed. I always felt at ease from the ICU to the after care appointments. They are very attentive and professional, I never once felt scared or worried about my recovery as they treat you like a person through all stages of healing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
22 people found this helpful
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Jan 20, 2016
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Four weeks out from surgery by Dr. Shin and I am amazed at my progress and my quality of life compared to the pain and suffering I endured for a very very long time. Dr. Shin and his team were unbelievable in every way - making a worrisome and dreaded necessary surgery as easy and more worthwhile than I could have ever anticipated. My family and I are amazed at every detail of attention and care.the
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
29 people found this helpful
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Rosemary Altiere in North Kingstown, RI – Dec 22, 2015
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Dr. John Shin, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shin has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
FINCH UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES / CHICAGO MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. John Shin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shin frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Shin specializes.

Where is Dr. John Shin, MD's office located?

Dr. Shin's office is located at 55 Fruit St Ste 745, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 726-5252.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Shin is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Spinal Fusion
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Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(617) 726-5252

Dr. Shin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Practice

55 Fruit St Ste 745 Boston, MA 02114
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

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