Dr. Sangwook Yoon, MD

Dr. Sangwook Yoon, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Sangwook Yoon, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

59 Executive Park South NE Ste 3000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Information

(404) 778-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Yoon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yoon "Dr. Yoon travelled in many different countries as a young child, but settled in Georgia during elementary school. He graduated from Swainsboro High School in Swainsboro, Georgia where he played competitive tennis. For college, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. During college he played intercollegiate squash and enjoyed building electric motors, and won the C-robots contest. For medical school he attended Yale University. There, he completed a combined MD and PhD program. His PhD thesis was on T-cell receptor structure and function. Then he went to San Francisco for his orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF and Chicago for his spine fellowship at RUSH. He has been at Emory University since 2000. He has served as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the Atlanta, VAMC. He is active in teaching and research and holds leadership positions in national and international spinal societies. He has published numerous articles in spine and is a thought leader. His philosophy in treating patients is to understand the situation, choose the right treatment, then if surgery is necessary, to perform the best surgery possible. Dr. Yoon is a family man with a wife and four children. He enjoys triathlon and is a Christian."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yoon "Straight talk, careful decision making, and excellent surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Limb Cramp
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

34  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Rush Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yoon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yoon's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yoon to family and friends
78 total reviews (47 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

  • 5
    (69)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Yoon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (47)

Dr. Yoon is a excellent doctor.
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I found Dr. Upon to be very straight forward who does not sugar coat or tell you what you want to hear. This is what you have and this is why your in discomfort. My family had more interaction with Dr. Yoon not because he did not care it was the hospital practice to make you comfortable before the...more
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DR. Yoon worked WONDERS on my back pain and issues. INCREDIBLE STAFF!!!!!
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Dr YOON is a very professional and caring doctor. He has the greatest concern for his patients. I would and have recommended Dr YOON to friends.
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This is my third fusion surgery with Dr. Yoon. He is very knowlegable, patient, and has an excellent bedside manner.
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