Dr. Nicholas Ahn, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Ahn
Accepting new patients
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University Hospital Health System

11100 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106

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Dr. Nicholas Ahn, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahn has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rainbow Babies And Childrens Hospital and UH Richmond Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahn to book an appointment.


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4.5

Based on 167 ratings

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I would recommend Dr. Ahn for any back surgery. I was in pretty bad shape the summer of 2019 and was falling because I had no feeling in my right leg. My family physician as well as my younger brother who is a physician in Cleveland told me to exhaust every resource I had before considering surgery. After 4 epidurals with no relief between June thru Sept. 2019, I went to see Dr. Ahn at the recommendation of my family physician. He was the best. My own Dr. told me that if it was for him or any of his children Dr. Nicholas Ahn is who he would go to. My doctor and I are old great friends and that was enough for me. Dr. Ahn did my surgery in October of 2019. I did rehab, I have a wasy to go but I played golf most of this summer. My surgery has a recovery of 2 years because of the nerves and muscles they cut I guess but I have no regrets and Dr. Ahn and his GREAT STAFF genuinely cared and still do. I feel blessed to have endured such a scary situation.
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GEORGE JOSEPH JR – Oct 27, 2020
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Dr. Ahn and his PA explained my condition in great detail and answered all my questions. There was no pressure to proceed with surgery, although surgery was the likely choice for me. Dr. Ahn was clear about the risks involved, and that was important to me.
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Jul 11, 2020
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When I visited with Dr. Ahn, the time was excellent. He was patient when explaining himself so that I understood everything and also patient when I asked questions or had concerns. He is not only caring with me, the patient; but just as caring caring with my family members. His nurse, is just as patient & caring.
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Gaylyn Wallace – Feb 13, 2020
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My visits with Dr. Ahn were excellent. He was patient with me and took the time to educate me and make sure that all of my questions were answered. A very caring doctor who helped me make an informed decision concerning lower back surgery. His assistant could use some coaching on client relations and on returning phone calls.
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Jan 14, 2020
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My husband had to have an emergency neck laminectomy. Dr. Ahn took an hour with us and explained the procedure in detail. His bedside manners were excellent. We felt very comfortable with the procedure after he talked with us. He is very polite and understanding as well as though all. I
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Brenda and Larry – Jan 08, 2020
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Doctor Ahn and his team are fabulous! They performed a fusion of my L4-5 and I was up and walking the next day. No complications post surgery and I am almost entirely pain-free at six weeks. I started out with a different surgeon but was not comfortable and wanted a second opinion. Doctor Ahn came highly recommended. He patiently explained the procedure he recommended during my initial evaluation and answered all my questions thoroughly. He also recommended I try a non-surgical alternative to surgery first, which I did. Doctor Ahn truly cared about me as his patient and I would recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.
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Robert Ripley – Dec 21, 2019
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It is rare to find the combination of brilliant surgeon plus stellar human being. I could not recommend Dr Ahn more highly.
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Samm Lewis – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr Ahn is an exceptional surgeon who provides excellent care to his patients before, during, and after any procedure.
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Nov 19, 2019
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PLIF surgery and follow-up
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Carol Lasser – Nov 11, 2019
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A wonderful experience.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Sep 26, 2019
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Update from 3/2019: Ahn changed the report but with an addendum blaming the patient. All lies are unequivocally verifiable from my Verizon bill. I sent this proof to Kelly at patient care advocacy department. She refused to look into it. One would think that UH would want to investigate these concerns rather than sweeping them under the rug.
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Sep 07, 2019
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Dr. Ahn is an amazing individual! He is thoughtful, considerate and genuinely cares about his patients. Dr. Ahn spent relatively a lot of time with me answering all of my questions, never once did I feel I was "taking up his time". He explained everything in a way I could understand prior to surgery and put me at ease. He gave me hope and encouragement to proceed. I had three different procedures completed on my back six weeks ago and I'm so happy that it was a great success. My pain is gone. Dr. Ahn is a blessing in my life, I hope he can be one in yours also.
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Carole Munion – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Ahn performed spine surgery on me in January 2019 and did a great job, I am feeling so much better due to the surgery and follow up visits o Dr. Ahn.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Leslie Johnson – Aug 08, 2019
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Respectful. Personable. Knowledgeable. Thorough. Highly skilled. Professional. We have already recommended Dr. Ahn to people we know who can benefit from his expertise.
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May 21, 2019
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My experience with Dr Ahn was great. He's very thoughtful and listens to my concerns. You can't even seee a scar.
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Apr 30, 2019
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Dr Ahn kindly rearranged his schedule for me the week of my neck and then back surgery. There was concern that I may have become a parepelegic if my surgery was not done right away. I am now walking without a cane and am working on my original goal (to golf again one day).
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Apr 27, 2019
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Dr ahn listens, explains easily, gives many options, is proactive and moreover empathic and understanding. He gives confidence in a scary medical situation. He rocks and I'm so glad he's my doctor. I can't say enough good things.
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Apr 25, 2019
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Dr Ahn is the most patient and through doctor I have ever been to. He did spinal surgery on me stabilizing a birth defect. I am without pain for the first time in 40 years. I thank God for bringing me to this kind man. Mary Bronson
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Apr 13, 2019
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I was very please with Dr. Ahn from the start with explaining the problem, what would be done in the surgery, the potential outcomes which gave me confidence that I would get the best results possible and be please with the outcome. The first sign of success was the day after surgery waking up without pain in my legs for the first time in a long time. Then the daily followup by his staff and the care from the 6th floor nursing staff was great.
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Apr 12, 2019
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Dr. Ahn is wonderful! He is patient and compassionate. He never makes me feel like he is in a hurry, which is important to me.
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Biography

Dr. Nicholas Ahn, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahn has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

John Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins University School Of Nursing
Residency Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke`S Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Harvard Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ahn

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ahn treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ahn treats other conditions, please contact the office at (216) 844-8350.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Ahn typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

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Spinal Fusion
Low Back Pain
Spondylolisthesis
Spine Disorders
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Dr. Ahn's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Ahn accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
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Locations

University Hospital Health System

University Hospital Health System11100 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106
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