Dr. Kern Singh, MD

Dr. Kern Singh, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Kern Singh, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Singh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 56% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 42% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 35% of peers

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Dr. Singh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Singh "Dr. Singh has an international reputation in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He frequently teaches minimally invasive techniques to neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons from around the world and most recently was an invited guest lecturer to Saudi Arabia. He is also extensively involved in designing new minimally invasive spinal instrumentation for cutting-edge spinal surgery. Dr. Singh's clinical interests include the minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Singh also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of spinal tumors and adult spinal deformities. Dr. Singh is known for his excellent outcomes and his use of cutting-edge procedures. He is an award-winning researcher and has published his findings in major medical journals (more than 200 publications, presentations and book chapters). He most recently won awards for his research including Best Paper at the North American Spine Society (NASS) and Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) International Meetings in 2013. He frequently trains surgeons who observe his newly advanced surgical techniques in the operating room. He is also the principal researcher in several FDA clinical trials involving cervical disc replacements and motion-preserving spinal technology. Dr. Singh is listed in Becker's Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists. Dr. Singh was also appointed to serve as the chair of the Spine Program Committee for the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from 2017-2020.A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Singh completed his training at Emory University in a combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical spine fellowship."
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This content was provided by Dr. Singh "My practice focuses exclusively on Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. These techniques allow for the treatment of debilitating spinal disorders with much quicker recovery, improved pain relief, and a faster return to activity and sport. Rush University Medical Center is a leading hospital in the state and the country and allows me to provide patients with the STATE OF THE ART care unavailable elsewhere. A comprehensive team approach allows us to handle problems from the straight-forward to the most complicated of spinal surgeries. Revision surgeries, failed fusions, spinal fractures, we handle everything."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
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24  Procedures

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Penn State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chicago Top Doctors, 2009
  • Becker's Top 100 Spine Surgeons In America, 2011
  • America's Top 10 Orthopedic Hospital - US News and World Report, 2000-Prese
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Singh's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Singh to family and friends
256 total reviews (115 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (256)

  • 5
    (199)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (47)

Dr. Singh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (115)

Dr. Singh is an incredible doctor and surgeon. His staff is also extremely knowledgeable and friendly. His primary assistant Chris is a pleasure to work with. My neck surgery was virtually painless and I was up and moving around the next day with no neck brace. What Dr. Singh does with minimally...more
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The surgery helped get my life back. Otherdoctors recommended to me a fusion but after seeing Dr. saying he recognize the herniated disc and with minimal invasive surgery has giving me 90% relief already only after four weeks of post my surgery. Thank you
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I came to meet Dr. Singh due to major sciatic pain. Upon examination, it was determined that I needed surgery. All I can say is I had an incredibly positive experience, both prior to and after the surgery. I no longer have sciatic pain and I am amazed at how wonderful I feel both physically and...more
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Dr. Kern Singh has been my surgeon for the past three years. I could not walk w/out pain when I first visited Kern for a consultation. I loved his stance on minimally invasive surgery. He performed a micro discectomy in August 2015. He literally saved my back. I will be having a spinal fusion...more
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I was very happy with my appointment with Dr Singh he gave me hope where I had none
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