Dr. John Song, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. John Song, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Song has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Song to book an appointment.


Locations

Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery, S.C.

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(630) 338-0204
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery, S.C.30 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603
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Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery, S.C.1 Westbrook Corporate Ctr Westchester, IL 60154
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3.5

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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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Chicago, IL – Sep 07, 2018
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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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Misdiagnosed in Chicago – Jul 15, 2018
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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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Dr. Song accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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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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Practice Areas

Spine

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.

Typically treats 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Song treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 87% of their peers

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

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Song treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Chicago, IL. Dr. Song has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Song to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

Psychiatric Hospital At Vanderbilt
Residency Hospital
2005
University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital

Hinsdale, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital

La Grange, IL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Melrose Park, IL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)