Dr. Kenneth Liu, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Liu
Accepting new patients
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Penn State Health Neurosurgery

500 University Dr Hershey, PA 17033

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Dr. Kenneth Liu, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Liu has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with University of Virginia Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Liu to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu performs Brain Surgery more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Liu performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Liu performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Liu performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cerebral Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Brain Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Brain Aneurysm more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Subarachnoid Hemorrhage more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Liu treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Liu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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He successfully repaired my brain aneurysm in September 2018.
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Robert Thornton – Feb 20, 2020
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In November of 2016 at the UVA hospital in Charlottesville VA Dr Liu cleaned out my left carotid artery thus saving my life. The artery was over 75% blocked and I had just experienced a TIA/Mini Stroke. My recovery was/is full and uneventful. Dr Liu was greatly respected by his peers and the Charlottesville community
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James Dennis Campbell – Nov 23, 2019
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The most caring doctor I have ever come across He took his time with me I am so sad that he is no longer my doctor as I am still healing from the surgery that he performed on me I hate Hershey Med Center I pray that he finds another place for him to call home BLESSINGS to him and his family
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Linda G – Jul 20, 2019
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I justcalled to make an appointment for my 5 year checkup only to find out that dr. Liu is not longer at Hershey.I’m scared to death because he saved my life in 2013 from a golf ball sized aneurysm in my right eye vein.Without his expertise I wouldn’t be writing this as it was ready to blow and I would have died or had major stoke. Wherever you are, god bless you for all the lives you have saved and I will miss you.
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Glenda Ritter – Jun 11, 2019
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Initially thought he was a God. Then I learned, he's not. But he forgets that. He was careless and caused a medical mistake with catastrophic consequences.
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Appomattox, VA – Jun 05, 2019
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He is an innovative in surgery and willing to take on patients no other doctor will take on. However there are sometimes unforeseen side effects but that is what comes with being at the forefront. I will miss seeing him at Penn State Hershey medical center and I wish him well wherever he ends up.
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Apr 30, 2019
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I followed him from UVA to Hershey PA He is GOD send he is very patient caring listens to you wholeheartedly never judges he placed Stents on both sides of my brain my blood flow backwards and he knows all about my history with fibromyalgia and I would travel wherever he goes because I HAVE FAITH FOR DR LUI IS A EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT NEUROSURGEON and I would be lost without him why because no other surgeon will do or follow up on anything. Blessings GALORE and THANK GOD FOR YOU
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Apr 21, 2019
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Dr Liu saved my life. He is the most compassionate caring surgeon I have ever come across. He gave me my life back and no words will ever be enough to show him how grateful I truly am to him. He placed a stent that correct my blood flow in my brain and I have felt completely alive since. Thank you. You are truly amazing.
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Mar 28, 2019
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Dr liu i first saw him at UVA and when he switched to pennstate. I followed him from virginia and he has never given up on me and my complex condition.Words cant explain how much dr liu has changed my life and continues to do so today! Hes an amazing neurosurgeon he cares and listens and doesnt shove u oit of his office and is always avaiable by email if not by phone and he response so quickly.I wouldnt let anyone else do shunt surgery on me other them him !
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Heather c. in Dublin, VA – Dec 10, 2018
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He did not even meet me but was even on vacation and looked at my scans and was willing to work with me and he is the best doctor I could have asked for.
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Buggy in Appomattox, VA – Nov 18, 2016
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He is compassionate, highly skilled, and was willing to help me when no one else would. He placed my transverse sinus stents, to alleviate intracranial hypertension. My quality of life has improved drastically!
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Oct 04, 2016
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I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get an appointment. He spent an hour with my wife and I at the initial appointment. He asked us numerous times if we had questions. When he said the next step was a surgical test, I was afraid it would be months. He said he would do it in less than a week. He is fantastic as is his entire staff!
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Paul Dull in Roanoke, VA – May 10, 2016
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Straight forward approach to the serious procedure I am about to have with him. He instantly generated trust with his frankness and confidence yet compassionate approach. He took lots of time to explain it to me and he set back and waited for me to stare at the images and think of more questions when most Dr. would have used the silence to dismiss themselves. While I am not looking forward to the procedure I am confident in the surgeon I have chosen. Kristi on his staff is also great.
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Lisa M. in Troutville, VA – Apr 04, 2016
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Dr. Liu is amazing. He knows what he can do and what he can't do and is conservative in doing unnecessary tests or treatment. He took a chance on me and I'm so glad to have found him. He genuinely cares about his patients and personally followed up with me for weeks after post op. His staff are also great and go out of their way to help you and make your appointments as easy as possible.
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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Liu, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Hershey, PA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Liu has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated ...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Ohsu Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Ohsu Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Ohsu Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1997
University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Bronze Medal, NCAA Taekwondo Championships, 1996
  • OHSU Golden Rose Award Nomination, 2009
  • Basic Science Resident Award, Western Neurosurgical Society, 2007
  • Highest Departmental Score, American Board of Neurological Surgery Primary Examination, 2007
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar, 1993
  • Outstanding Service Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
  • Outstanding Consultant of the Year, 2005

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Penn State Health Neurosurgery

Penn State Health Neurosurgery500 University Dr Hershey, PA 17033
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University of Virginia Hospital

Charlottesville, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average