Dr. John Song, MD

Dr. John Song, MD

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49 y/o
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Dr. John Song, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery, S.C.

1 Westbrook Corporate Ctr Ste 800

Westchester, IL 60154
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Song's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Song treats Spondylosis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Song treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Song treats Spine Disorders more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Song treats this condition more than 75% 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
Neuroplasty
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Song performs Neuroplasty more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Song performs this procedure more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Song's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Song, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and minimally invasive neurological spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

2009
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
Medical College of Georgia
Medical School
2009
2005
1998
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Song's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Song

3.5

Based on 13 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. John Song, MD
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I was misdiagnosed. I went to see Dr. Song after months of sharp lower back pain. He didn't even order an MRI, but instead tried to sell me a back brace. I fortunately went to another doctor who not only recommended an MRI, but also discovered that I had a tumor growing on my spine. Do not recommend.
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This guy missed my lumbar spine stenosis. He didn't even examine me or read the MRI report. Months later when I was not getting better but worse I lost control or my bladder and am having the surgery I should have had 7 months ago. I would not recommend this so called doctor to anyone. Smug and condescending. Tried to sell me a back brace. Thanks for nothing. Do not see this guy under any circumstances.
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Dr Song operated on my husband when he was still working at Northwestern Memorial hospital in Chicago. I brought my husband in a wheel chair to see him in emergency. He had a problem with his lower back discs, Dr Song seemed to be pleasant and knowledgeable. He recommended Minimally invasive surgery. Surgery took 6 hours and Dr Song never came out to talk to me. My husband suffered a great deal of pain and discomfort, and still does to this day, constant pain that doesn’t go away...
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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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