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Dr. Kevin Yao, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Yao

Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates

309 Engle St Ste 1 Englewood, NJ 07631

Accepting new patients

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(201) 569-7737


Dr. Kevin Yao, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Englewood, NJ and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Yao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Low Back Pain more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yao treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Yao treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma

Dr. Yao's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Yao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yao

4.9

Based on 27 reviews

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1 Star
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Most down to earth & approachable individual, detailed evaluation & explanation of my condition could not prepare me for the miraculous results ! once I was alert after recovery & past my fear of unsteadiness I am standing & walking pain free , this was within hours of my procedure, microdiscectomy. This was a first class experience from the moment I entered the office to the kind & attentive follow up calls I received the day after. The indescribable pain which has not been matched by any in my life is gone. I more that highly recommend this surgeon & his practice....
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Dr Yao is a fantastic surgeon, I also found him to be extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I had a lumbar fusion and the healing is slow but steady. I also had several calls with Damaris, she is wonderful, I found the office staff to be the same and very efficient. I would highly recommend the practice. On a side note, Englewood hospital is excellent! From the onset with Dr Yao and staff, through the surgery, it went so smoothly.
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Dr. Kevin Yao performed surgeries on both of my wife and me, and we are so thankful for his kindness and complete professionalism. From the first meeting to the surgery day, he made us believe that we are in absolute control, and the result of both of our surgeries were even greater than our high expectations from Dr. Yao. A lot of staff at the Englewood hospital told me how great doctor he is during my staying, and that was another great sign for me to feel very secure about what I had to go through. He even personally called me and asked how I was doing right after I was discharged from the hospital. I would love to recommend Dr. Yao to anyone who is going through tough time. He will do the amazing thing for you as well.
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Dr. Yao was very understanding and compassionate. I am grateful for his expertise when I had surgery to repair a disk that was pushed into a nerve in my back. He was so helpful, my wife went to see him for a back issue of her own. Thank you, Doc!
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Dr. Yao is a most skilled and compassionate physician. His work is excellent. I feel safe with Dr. Yao.
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Dr. Kevin Yao is the most wonderful doctor- surgeon whom I had the pleasure and privilege to have as my surgeon.I trusted him completely with my care, and had a wonderful experience throughout. His character and personality as well is unbelievably special. He’s a phenomenal surgeon, very patient, takes his time explaining, and his bedside manner is the best!! It helps that his staff are wonderful too. I would highly recommend Dr Kevin Yao! He will always have a special place in my heart! Rivka H
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Joseph liquori jr Dr Yao is the absolute best!! Explained to me how the surgery would take place and how they would have me up walking the same day with no pain! I’m so happy with Dr Yao and his staff.Damaris and Teresa were so friendly and helpful, I recommend him very highly to everybody who talks about needing a surgery
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Dr. Yao is an amazing neurosurgeon. I want to share my experience and how happy I am with my results after having ACDF surgery. Dr. Yao takes his time to explain and answer any questions. I felt very confident and trusted his opinion but surgery was a big decision so I put it off and Dr. Yao personally contacted me to express the seriousness of my condition. I can't thank him enough for improving my quality of life. He changed my life and for that I am very grateful.
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Dr. Yao performed brain surgery on me for the second time and both times was a success. Dr. Yao is very professional and always explain how and what to expect from the procedure. He is an excellent surgeon and I will recommend anybody to him. I had brain surgery on August 11, 2016 and on November 19, 2018 and both times the outcome has been has been a blessing! Thank you Dr. Yao for taking good care of me! Kareem Jacobson
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Awesome experience from beginning to end. I felt nervous going into the procedure and now I can't believe how easy this process has been. I had an ACDF/C4-C6 procedure and I now feel too good to be true. Wonderful team and experience. Bravo!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2004
2003
1998
1997

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Christ Hospital

Jersey City, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Palisades Medical Center

North Bergen, NJ

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average