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Dr. John Shin, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 44

  
Dr. Shin

Nuerosurgical Associates

15 Parkman St Boston, MA 02114
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Dr. John Shin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Shin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Broken Neck
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Broken Neck more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin performs Spinal Fusion more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shin performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Spine Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 92% 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

Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Shin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shin

4.8

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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Biography

Dr. John Shin, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

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83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)