Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 38

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Puyallup, WA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from D GEFFEN SCH OF MED-UCLA in 2011. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD

South Sound Neurosurgery PLLC

1519 3rd St SE Ste 101 Puyallup, WA 98372
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Dr. Nwosu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Nwosu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nwosu

3.8

Based on 11 ratings

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3 Star
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1 Star
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Worst experience of my life. The office staff is rude until they realize they messed up. Paperwork doesn't get processed, appointments don't get set, there's a complete communication breakdown between everyone in that office. My surgeon told me surgery or pain. Never offered to try an injection (he did for a different section but not the one we knew was unstable). He promised we world met a few times with my family to talk about the game plan. Never happened. Instead, I had to routinely check in to make sure my file was moving (it never was). Pre-op appt, I find out I am having a completely different kind of surgery. No one tells me that recovery is different in anyway. Turns out, it is. More muscle was pulled than normal. I ended up a massive fever, a rash, hip pain and major pain from the surgery on my l4-l5. I've spoken with nearly a dozen doctors and all of them agree the surgery should have required a 3 day minimum stay. If I had stayed, I wouldn't have to have had my husband try
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Natasha Hackett – Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. Nwosu really cares about his patients. Explains everything completely and in easily understandable language. His staff are top of the line too, friendly and courteous. I have had 2 surgeries and both times had absolute confidence that I was getting the best care possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 30, 2021
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Great Doctor and wonderful staff, thanks for taking such good care of me. Amu Miller
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Amy Miller – Jan 21, 2021
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Dr Nwosu is great, his business office is a different story. There is a 25.00 charge for any paper work that the doctor has to sign, it cost me 50.00 out of pocket for this, for my return to work-they filled the form out incorrectly and it cost me 2 non paid days until it was corrected. The billing office also billed my Medicare insurance even though I expressed multiple times that Medicare is secondary and First Choice was Primary. I have contacted Medicare and corrected on that end, I have left a voice mail asking for a call back to have them refill.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Ginny (Virginia) Stiles – Jan 19, 2021
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Went to this guy had a previous back injury he look at my MRI said basically I was fine just kept giving spinal injections went to my surgeon from old injury and come to find out I have a bulging disc and a cycst Kenneth didn't see this some how and since he was my original Dr on l&I he is who they based info off of and now I have months of appeals ...this guy is horrible
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Graham – Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Nwosu was amazing. Pure professionalism. He led me through my spinal surgery with care and skill. There was never a moment when I questioned his treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Nwosu and the staff at Neospine in Puyallup, WA.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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B.Hubler in Bonney Lake, WA – Dec 05, 2018
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Extremely greatful for Dr. Nwosu to figure out what was wrong with me, when other doctors gave up. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have wonderful holidays.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carol Burgett – Nov 11, 2018
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I had a previous back surgery 9 years ago and know when it gets bad due to DDD. I went to see this doctor in pain, knowing something was wrong. No MRI ordered, said it looked fine. Long story short, I ended up in the ER a couple weeks later unable to walk and had another nack surgery a week after the ER visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Amy in WA – Sep 06, 2018
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Dr. Nwosu did surgery on my back October 26th. By the time I met him, I had already seen two other surgeons, and had a bad experience with both. I was emotional because nobody was helping me. By the time I met Dr. Nwosu I couldn't even walk. Dr. Nwosu was kind and patient with me from the very first time I met him. He has always allowed enough time to answer all of my questions at every appointment. He has never been rude or judgemental, always compassionate. My surgery was very successful!
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Julie – Dec 28, 2017
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Was very friendly. Well informed in his explaniations,as to procedure reguarding surgery. Excellent followup after surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Spanaway, WA – Oct 26, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Nwosu values personalized care and patient education towards an informed decision-making process that will most benefit the patient. He also believes...Read more

Biography

Dr. Nwosu is board eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Nwosu attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, after which he completed his residency...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2017
Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Fellowship Hospital
2016
Harbor / UCLA
Residency Hospital
2011
D GEFFEN SCH OF MED-UCLA
Medical School

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What conditions does Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD treat?

Dr. Nwosu frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD's office address?

Dr. Nwosu's office is located at 1519 3rd St SE Ste 101, Puyallup, WA 98372. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD is affiliated with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD have?

Dr. Nwosu has over 11 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.8/5 for Dr. Kenneth Nwosu, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

South Sound Neurosurgery PLLC

South Sound Neurosurgery1519 3rd St SE Ste 101 Puyallup, WA 98372
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nwosu is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Francis Hospital

Federal Way, WA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)