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Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Shin

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.


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4.1

Based on 94 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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He operated on my back twice and my neck once . He pretty much ruined my life with his with his bad surgery on both back and neck and the bad thing about it he didnt even care.
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I have had 2 fusion surgeries by Dr. Shin and my experience has been awesome.
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Dr. Shin helping me is one of the most fortunate incidents of my life.
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I am very grateful that Dr. Shin was on duty the weekend I was in the ER
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My experience here was absolutely amazing. I came in with severe back pain and Dr. Shin suggested epidural steroid injections, after 2 shots I was pain free and I am back to full function.
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Dr. Shin is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Cares tremendously about his patients. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Shin and the staff did a wonderful job. We appreciate all the assistance!
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I am so happy with my care from Dr. Shin! He saved my back!
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Dr. Shin and his staff are amazing in assisting in patient care. I came to Dr. Shin almost unable to walk or sit normally so he suggested epidural injections in my back and now I am pain free!
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excellent, empathetic, thorough, known Dr. Shin since 2005!
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Dr. Shin is not only an extremely intelligent medical doctor, but he is also a superior state-of-the- art Orthopedic Surgeon. He has performed extensive surgery on my neck (C4 - C7 fusion in 2011 and C3 to C4 in 2018). He's amazing because all of my pain and discomfort goes away after he fix my neck. Dr. Shin exhibits tact and empathy, as well as calmness, patience and extreme intelligence about Orthopedic problems. Twice, I put my life in Dr. Shin's hands and each time, he has saved my life!
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Dr. Shin was amazing in assisting in my care. Would not trade it for the world!
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Yes i had Dr. Shin for 8 years and i say he is the best doctor that i could ask for! He did both my surgeries and i have very very good things to say about him. The best Doctor ever!
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AMAZING! Dr. Shin and his staff are the best in Howard County!
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It was a great experience with Dr. Shin! I am now pain free!
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Dr. SHIN did a remarkable job on my father's back . He saved my father from essentially crawling on the floor- to walking unassisted in roughly 3 weeks. I would highly recommend him. I did my research prior to the surgery, talked to several unaffiliated nurses that may have come in contact with orthopedic patients, the overall consensus was that Dr. SHIN is better at and does "a lot of complicated cases" . What more do you need? Best surgeon in Howard county period!
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Life changing! I met Dr. Shin at my weakest point and today I am strong because of him. He provided excellent care, a ture God send! Superior Service and Care!
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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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About Me

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 ex...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

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

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(410) 368-8323

Dr. Shin accepts the following insurance:

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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Shin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 93% 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
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Spondylolisthesis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shin treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shin treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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