Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 52

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Joliet, IL and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 2001. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD

MK Orthopaedics

963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 100 Joliet, IL 60435
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Based on 33 ratings

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Very good skills - explained procedure well. I had good success with surgery Dr. Kuo did.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 11, 2021
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Phenomenal Doctor!! She is extremely personable ,explains everything,listens to any and all questions and concerns. Helped me greatly!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jeff Wilson – Oct 08, 2020
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I can not review Dr. Kuo and her care because I have not seen her or revived care from her. This is a review of her Bollingbrook, IL office and the staff. Called to get a new patient appointment and first thing asked is insurance. (not even a name or the reason for visit). Once I told them its a medicaid managed care plan, i was told "what ever the reason, the first appointment is more than two months ago". Just very hard to believe at this time, when providers are calling you to come in for appoints because they are not busy as things open up after COVID pandemic. Just goes to show you the priority for this practice. Just so sad, there is this discrimination in healthcare and was sad to see that was happening in this office as well. I was able to call another practice in my insurance network the same day get a next day appointment.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Thomas S Vayalil – Jun 06, 2020
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I went to Dr.Kuo for over 6 months and never once met her. I could only see her nurse practitioner who on my last visit left me in the back room for an hour and a half. When i came out to see if they forgot i was there all the rooms were empty. But they didnt forget me right? They then started arguing about what i had received my cortisone shot was for. Thats when i decided not go back. Dont waste your time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 12, 2020
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Very professional. Dealing with severe anxiety and physical pain, I experienced nothing but professionalism and a sincere concern for her patient. I would recommend Dr. Kuo to anyone who needs orthopedic surgery, specifically of the spine. She addressed all questions, preop and postop, and gives excellent care to her patients. One week after major back surgery I`m feeling better than I have for years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vickie Bonior – Aug 06, 2019
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Do not use this Doctor, she and her staff are the worse people I ever meet, they don’t care about your wellness, I had a cervical surgery and about 2 years ago and I don’t feel any better, I was supposed to have a back surgery but her assistant and scheduler fail to summit documentation to my insurance and after a year still waiting on them to summit the info, I call and they don’t answer the phone or return my calls at all. Now I’m looking for another surgeon. Very disappointed on this doctor
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Apr 04, 2019
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For one she doesn’t care about her patients, doesn’t listen to what you have to say and takes months to years to getting around to a problem you have. They don’t answer their phones, besides the front desk, and NEVER call you back when you leave multiple messages over a few weeks. I’m looking for a new doctor if anybody know one! Need to get myself fixed up after she put it off for years
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Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. Kuo is a fantastic surgeon. I recommend her often with the following warning... be prepared to wait FOREVER in the waiting room and longer in the exam room. I have never waited less than 1 hour and I’ve waited as long as 2 hours past my appointment time to see her. Also, the office staff could not be more rude. That being said, I found her to be worth the wait. Cervical fusion done with absolutely no problems and a smooth recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Joliet , IL – Sep 19, 2018
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I would recommend Dr. Kuo to everyone. She is very professional, answered all my questions, and even called me back when I needed to find a cardiologist on Thanksgiving weekend before my surgery on Monday. She preformed ACDF of C4-7 surgery on me and I am now pain free and have almost all of my neck movement back. She is very caring, knowledgeable, and gives you straight forward answers. I was very fortunate to have her as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rose in Merrillville, IN – Mar 01, 2018
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I originally saw Dr. Kuo for persistent pain in my lower back: I could not sit for more than 30 minutes without moving. She did a laminectomy to "clean" my lumbar stenosis (L2-L5) and a fusion of L4-L5 to correct a slipping vertebra - that was March 2014. It was a total success. I have since seen her for what we now know is an S/I joint problem. She is great at answering questions, explaining what needs to be done and what to expect for the recovery. She is patient and listens very well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Penny Hendrickson in Joliet, IL – Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. Kuo saved my LIFE on December 10th and I'm so ever grateful for her. She has changed my life forever was in a horrible automobile accident and things was looking good could have been paralyzed but, with her awesome team I'm back to work and living my every day to the fullest.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LaDonna in Country Club Hills – Mar 23, 2017
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Never examined me after surgery she kept sending me to physical therapy, a year later I'm seeing a doctor at rush to fix her mistake
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Morris, IL – Feb 27, 2017
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My wife has been seen by Dr. kuo 4 time now and had a routine surgery. So far my wife as waited nearly 12 hours for her appointments to begin and as spent on average 5 minutes with Dr. Kuo per visit. I do not understand how people get seen that may have a job. Her surgery went fine but was also behind schedual and once it was over, it was 2 days before we saw Dr. kuo again in the hospital. she may be a competent doctor but her servoce to her patience and lack of respect for others time is unsat
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Feb 25, 2017
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She is extremely thorough and stays with you until you understand and don't have any more questions. Great bedside manner. Extremely intelligent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam B. in Tinley Park, IL – Sep 14, 2016
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Dr/ Kuo has performed multiple spinal surgeries on me over the past 8 years. She is the most caring concerned Dr. I've ever had. She truly treats the patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Natalie R in Ottawa, IL – Aug 05, 2016
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Our regular orthopedist told us that we needed to see a specialist immediately, and he recommended us to Dr. Kuo. We immediately got in the next day. We were quickly brought back to a room (which was very clean with phenomenal staff). She explained everything to our understanding after getting a background. Very good beside manner and made us feel very comfortable. Didn't want to operate immediately. 10/10 would recommend to any family or friends (after Dr. Stephen Tracey)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anna M. in Mazon, IL – Jun 29, 2016
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Totally unprofessional manner. Spoke to me very rudely and unecessarily put me down and made me cry telling me I needed two airplane seats and would die soon and leave my kids without a mother a day that the stress I was going through (my sister had thyroid cancer and I was afraid of losing my job) was no excuse and went on to brag about her personal life for the rest of the visit. Just had a redo on her failed fusion. Also she wanted to do a completely unnecessary full rod in spine suegery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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anonymous – Mar 19, 2016
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Terrible experience. Would never recommend anyone go to this doctor. Cocky, overbearing, terrible bedside manner. Surgery outcome was terrible and has only gotten worse. I am having to under go a complete redu on my spine procedure. I also have a very good friend who went to this group, had to go thru a complete redu on their knee. I found the staff and PT group friendly. I am in the medical industry. Never seen any doctor treat a patient like this. Good luck.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
18 people found this helpful
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Jan 14, 2016
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Care Philosophy

As a spinal surgeon I believe in treating the patient and his/her symptoms, not the findings on the MRI or X-ray. I will correlate the patient's history...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
University of Texas Houston
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Rush University
Residency Hospital
2002
Rush University
Internship Hospital
2001
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1992
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kuo frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kuo treats.

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Dr. Kuo's office is located at 963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 100, Joliet, IL 60435. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kuo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Kuo treats Back Pain more than 100% of her peers

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuo treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of her peers

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuo treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kuo treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Kuo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • 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
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kuo accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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MK Orthopaedics

MK Orthopaedics963 N 129th Infantry Dr Ste 100 Joliet, IL 60435
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