Dr. S Yoon, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Yoon
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine

59 Executive Park South Ne Ste 3000 Atlanta, GA 30329

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(404) 778-7000

Dr. S Yoon, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yoon to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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. Yoon's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger

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Dr. Yoon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Yoon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yoon

4.7

Based on 158 ratings

5 Stars
89.87341772151899%
(142)
4 Stars
4.430379746835443%
(7)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.69620253164557%
(9)
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What went well
  • Office environment (139)
  • Explained conditions well (138)
  • Listened & answered questions (137)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (17)
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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I came to Dr. Yoon with major nerve pain in my lower back and leg because of a herniated disc. I had had no luck with months of PT and steroid shots. I was much better from the minute I got out of surgery. It took a couple of weeks to get over some of the soreness from surgery, but even this was nothing compared to the debilitating pain I was experiencing. Would recommend to anyone with similar issues.
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
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Jeff P. – Mar 24, 2021
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Dr. Yoon was great explaining the procedure and what to expect after surgery.
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
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Mar 18, 2021
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Excellent surgeon
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 08, 2021
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Dr. Yoon and his staff at Emory were awesome. They treated fairly and made me feel comfortable. He performed a microdiscectomy. I really appreciate how much they took care of me. It has been 3 weeks since my surgery, I’m in less pain than prior to the surgery. Thank you for assisting me.
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
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Carmen – Feb 13, 2021
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Yes!!!
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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Richard Bartnett – Feb 05, 2021
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2 hours ago I have Scheuermann's Disease with Kyphosis. I had an eight level fusion to correct my kyphosis on 05/19/2019 By a surgeon in Athens , GA.. The surgery didn't correct the kyphosis. On 04/15/20 I saw Dr.Yoon on a telemed visit. He was pleasant and he treated me well. He said My previous kyphosis correction fusion wasn't done right. He said I would need a VCR surgery to correct my 80 degree kyphosis now (documented evidence of 80 degree kyphosis in my records) . He assured me he is the best and he could do it for me if I wanted to proceed. I had an in office visit with him on 09/09/20. He asked why I was there. He said He wasn't going to do surgery on me. He said my spine was in the normal range now and denied ever saying different. He got upset with me because I was in a lot of pain. My BP was high. I was getting upset with him for treating me this way and got a little out of breath explaining how I felt.. He made fun of me for hyperventilating. He told me to stand up straigh
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Daniel Hart – Dec 30, 2020
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I am thrilled with the improvements with back pain. My only setback is the numbness I'm experiencing in my left leg which I was told is from swelling around the spine. I've already seen improvements and anticipate having all feeling back soon. Dr. Yoon has excellent bedside manners. He listened and thoroughly answered all my questions both before the surgery and especially after. I was visited daily for the first 4 days by Dr. Yoon at the hospital. When I demonstrated improvements, Dr. Yoon sent his other 2 team members to daily check on my progress. The 2 team members equally had great bedside manners as they listened and thoroughly answered my questions and concerns. Thank you Dr. Yoon!
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
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Carol Henry – Sep 18, 2020
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Very highly pleased with Dr. Yoon and would and have recommended him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 15, 2020
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Very helpful and answered all questions!
What went well
  • 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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Aug 27, 2020
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It was excellent . I appreciate that he explained things so well, listened to my questions, and I didn’t feel rushed. I went into the surgery with complete confidence in Dr. Yoon. I feel very lucky to have him for my doctor.
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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Nancy burr – Aug 24, 2020
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During the two years before surgery, I had various treatments due to pain, but I couldn't get to work without any effect, and I was suffering from stress. I was so scared and worried about the surgery. I am so happy that the pain has gone away after the surgery. Everyone, if anyone is suffering from pain, don't hesitate to ask Dr,s Yoon MD for surgery. All be healthy.
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MSK – Aug 17, 2020
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Yes I would recommend Dr Yoon the anyone
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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Nathaniel Scott – Aug 10, 2020
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Pre-op and Post-op care has been extremely up to standard and I felt very pleased about the procedure. It will take a good amount of time to get back to normal which is expected and until then I can still rely on Dr. Yoon's expertise to get my questions answered. I feel very comfortable about Emory as a whole.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
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Bipin Patel – Jul 28, 2020
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I had surgery involving spinal fusion from T9 to my sacrum resulting in 10 hours of surgery. I am basically pain free and able to do my daily activities independently including driving. I think Dr Yoon is a miracle worker on top of being one of the most caring, empathetic and listening physicians I know. I have recommended him on many occasions. He truly is a special man.
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Susan Fredell Parks – Jul 12, 2020
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Had a L5 S1 disectomy and fabulous results- pain gone. Recovered fast.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jul 11, 2020
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1. My Symptoms: sciatica, chronic lower-back injection, recent strong radiating pain along thigh and hip. 2. Dr. Yoon’s and his team’s immediate care: after the conservative approaches unable to release my pain, I contacted Dr. Yoon on 5/24 Sun. He immediately responded on 5/25 (memorial day), met me for surgical evaluation on 5/26, and with his team (Rashida, Lucretia etc) scheduled me for surgery on 6/1. A truly-care doctor and amazing team! 3. Accurate diagnosis and world-class surgical skills: Dr. Yoon immediately found my problem and performed the surgery himself. Before the surgery, Because of My severe radiating pain, I could hardly stand/walk/sit but lying down; after the surgery, the radiating pain is immediately gone! 4. My recommendations on Dr. Yoon: on top of his excellent reviews and my own experience, he is not only an excellent spine surgeon, but also so passionate and accommodating about you. so no need to look and wait further. Call him and it will be life-changing.
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Hao – Jun 02, 2020
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Best in the business on Spinal surgeries.
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Myron Walkjer – May 28, 2020
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Excellent surgeon and doctor. Spent as much time with me as i wanted, attentive and spoke honestly about what to expect. i highly recommend Dr. Yoon.
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BH – Apr 17, 2020
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An excellent surgeon, very kind person, polite , friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone. I am 3 months after surgery ( laminectomy L5-S1)and my pain is ZERO. Thank you so much Dr. Yoon for bringing me to a normal life, a life without pain.
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What could be improved
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Viola Stoicovici – Mar 20, 2020
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The facilities were very clean and the staff was very helpful. Dr Yoon explained my options clearly. As someone who has experienced staff infection from a previous surgery from a different hospital, it was hard to find a doctor who would help me. After some research I found Emory has never had a case of staff. After experiencing the way they prepare you for surgery I understand why. I recommend him to all my family and friends.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Steven Parker – Feb 21, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Straight talk, careful decision making, and excellent surgery.

Biography

Dr. Yoon travelled in many different countries as a young child, but settled in Georgia during elementary school. He graduated from Swainsboro High School...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of California San Francisco
Internship Hospital
2000
Rush U
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. S Yoon, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. S Yoon, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. S Yoon, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yoon frequently treats Herniated Disc Surgery, Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair, and Spinal Fusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yoon treats.

Where is Dr. S Yoon, MD's office located?

Dr. Yoon's office is located at 59 Executive Park South Ne Ste 3000, Atlanta, GA 30329. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. S Yoon, MD speak?

Dr. Yoon speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine

Emory Orthopaedic and Spine59 Executive Park South Ne Ste 3000 Atlanta, GA 30329
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Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)