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Dr. Joseph Koen, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Koen

Dr. Joseph Koen, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Norfolk, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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(757) 625-4455

Dr. Koen accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Koen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koen treats Spine Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Koen treats this condition more than 93% 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
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koen treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Koen treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koen treats Spinal Stenosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Koen treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Koen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me


"Dr. Joseph Koen is a board certified neurosurgeon with Neurosurgical Specialists in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies and then his doctorate in medicine degree at The Ohio State University. He trained in neurosurgery at Duke ...


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Koen, MD
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I saw him for a cervical disc issue four years ago, and he basically made me feel as though my issues weren't the worst case he's ever seen and that I shouldn't be having as many symptoms as I have. Fast forward to 2019. I have bone spurs every where, a disc bulging into my spinal cord. My symptoms are even worse than before and I am seeing a different neurosurgeon that listens and understands his patient instead of discounting their symptoms.
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I absolutely love Dr. Koen and his staff! I feel that I receive the most personalized care and his Secretary is phenomenal! I look forward to my appointments and I have never been disappointed. By far the most excellent care I've ever received! Highly Recommended to anyone that is in need of a neurosurgeon.
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Dr. Koen is great!! His staff however, not so much. They dont answer the phone, and they do not call you back. It's a shame a really good Dr. has such a subpar staff. I have left messages to call me after they were to verify with him. They never called back and they do not answer the phone... always a recording.
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I was very disappointed with my experience with Dr. Koen. He was very rude and argumentative on my first appointment and I will be seeking a different doctor. I know that specialists in this field can have a total God complex, but one thing this man needs to learn is compassion, a bedside manner, and manners. The only ways that we can voice our support is through the internet, and whome we chose to let operate on us. My leaving his practice won't make a dent in his earnings, but I hope it does
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