Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

10705 Charter Dr Ste 430

Columbia, MD 21044

Contact Information

(410) 368-8323

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Shin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shin "MEMBERSHIPS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS NORTH AMERICAN SPINE SOCIETY SIMMONS SURGICAL SOCIETY AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR - MEDTRONIC SPINE BALLOON KYPHOPLASTY FOR VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURE MINIMALLY INVASIVE OBLIQUE LATERAL INTERBODY FUSION MINIMALLY INVASIVE MIDLINE INTERBODY LUMBAR FUSION COMMUNITY WOODS MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, elder, confirmation leader, praise band bassist ST MARTINS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL, board of directors STEPHEN'S MINISTRY, care giver PASADENA SOCCER CLUB, soccer coach "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shin "When I am entrusted to provide care for my patients, it is an intimate experience. My patients share personal details regarding how their spine limits their relationships, they open up about their doubts and fears, and they express their hopes and expectations about restoring their life. Each story is unique, and the many options for treatment are chosen based on each person's situation.

If a patient chooses to have an operation, then an additional office appointment is made with the patient and family a few days before surgery to answer all questions in detail. The family is engaged in order for them to learn how they be most helpful. If hospitalization is required, then we provide a private hospital room with an extra bed for a family member to stay overnight. I visit with each patient once or twice a day while in the hospital, and all of my patients have access to my cell phone. It is an honor to share my patients' path towards recovery."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Shin does not have any board certifications listed.

57  Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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26  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • UCLA & Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • SUNY / Buffalo General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Shin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Shin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shin's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shin to family and friends
76 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (76)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Shin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Dr. Shin is very knowledgeable and very good at explaining the procedure performed and what to expect. My only complaint is the amount of forms to fill out for the first office visit visit.
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Dr. Shin and his staff are outstanding! The professionalism, care, skill, and knowledge that carries through all aspects of care. We are truly great full.
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Great doctor! Very informative, explains in detail. Friendly! Staff is awesome, best staff ever! always prompt in returning calls and getting me paperwork whenever I need!
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I have been seeing Dr. Shin for the last 3 years. While my pain condition continues to be treated I have regained a significant amount of function in my leg which had neuropathy following a previous spinal surgery.
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Excellent care, great job, painless
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