Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Female • Age 50
  
Dr. Kuo
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

MK Orthopaedics

396 Remington Blvd Ste 131 Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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Dr. Rebecca Kuo, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kuo has more experience with Spine than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 2001. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuo to book an appointment.


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Phenomenal Doctor!! She is extremely personable ,explains everything,listens to any and all questions and concerns. Helped me greatly!!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • 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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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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About Me

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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kuo

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kuo treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kuo treats other conditions, please contact the office at (630) 679-1111.

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. Kuo typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Low Back Pain
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Kuo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lupus
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Dr. Kuo accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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MK Orthopaedics

MK Orthopaedics396 Remington Blvd Ste 131 Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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