Dr. Teck-Mun Soo, MD

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Teck-Mun Soo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

22250 Providence Dr Ste 601

Southfield, MI 48075

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Top Care Areas

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

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Dr. Soo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Soo "Dr. Teck Soo is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who is subspecialized in the spine. Dr. Soo has extensive clinical and surgical experience. He was board certified in General surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, United Kingdom in 1991, board certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1997, and board certified in Neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurosurgery in 2003. Dr. Soo became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2004. Dr. Soo completed his medical education at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Soo then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Hong Kong and undertook a Neurosurgical residency in the program in the University of Toronto, Canada. After the residency, he completed two Neurosurgical spine fellowships at the University of Toronto under Dr. Michael Fehlings, Chair of the Spine Section in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto and Dr. Richard Perrin, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto. Dr. Soo was a faculty member of University of Toronto before moving to Michigan. Dr. Soo has been the Chief of Neurosurgery, Providence Hospital, Michigan since 2004. Dr. Soo became a Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University and the Medical Director of the Complex Spine Service, Van Elslander Neuroscience Institute, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Michigan in 2007. Dr. Soo became the Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological surgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Soo became a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University in 2016. Dr. Soo became the program director of the Providence Neurosurgery residency in 2015. Dr. Soo performed over 700 major spine cases per year. Starting in 2009, Dr. Soo has focused on the use of minimally invasive spine surgery technique. Owing to the complexity of his spine cases and the excellent outcomes, Dr. Soo had been interviewed on NBC in 2002, 2004 and 2008. Dr. Soo was elected one of the top doctors/surgeons in the country by Consumer Research Council in Washington, an independent voting agency, in the "Guide to top doctors/surgeons" from 2002-2012. Dr. Soo was elected one of the top doctors in Detroit by the Detroit Hour magazine consecutively from 2003 to the current year."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Soo "I believe that surgery is the last resort for the treatment of spinal disorders, especially when fusion is required. I believe working with the patient's preference, lifestyle and the involvement of the family in the decision making process. My specialty is in complex spine surgery, our niche: extensive spinal revision for previous failed spine surgery. My double specialist degree in General Surgery and Neurosurgery had provided me with extensive clinical and technical skills."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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27  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Dublin / Trinity College / School of Physic
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Soo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Soo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Soo to family and friends
274 total reviews (129 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (274)

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Dr. Soo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (129)

Dr Teck Mun Soo helped me to lead a pain free life. I want others to know my experience. In 2007 I had two unsuccessful back surgeries. I spent the next 10 years in nearly constant pain because the surgery was not done properly. I was told nothing could be done. Last year I sought another...more
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Dr. Soo is one of the kindest and most caring doctors I know. I have been a patient of his 2009, and he has always had my best interest at heart....he takes time to explain everything thoroughly and all options available not just the surgical option. I recently had L3-5 fusion and it is a great...more
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This man is a rock star! My teenage daughter has been under his care for some time now and Dr. Soo performed an S-1/L-5 fusion back in November 2017. Her life is changed forever. Standing tall and pain-free! He is clearly a brilliant surgeon, and his confidence and knowledge was comforting from...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Soo for 15 years. He also treats my mother. He is an excellent surgeon. One of his best qualities is that he does not always recommend surgery. I have had 2 ruptured discs and he only recommend surgery for one. Rest for the other, and it worked.
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Dr. Soo is a brilliant man and a gifted surgeon. I was amazed that hours after he performed a Hemilaminectomy, I was able to lift my left arm over my head! It's been two weeks since my surgery and I'm grateful for the positive outcome. I'm feeling good and looking forward to being able to work...more
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