Dr. Teck-Mun Soo, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Soo
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Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075

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Dr. Teck-Mun Soo, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Southfield, MI and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Trinity College, University Of Dublin, University Of Dublin, School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Soo to book an appointment.

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This review/referral is LONG overdue.... My name is Dale Long (65 years old), and I was lucky, and blessed, to be a patient to Dr. Teck Mun Soo. In late June of 2020, I was involved in a golf cart accident. My Lumbar 1 vertebra was 65% crushed. Emergency spine surgery was done on July 1, 2020. I was up walking (gingerly and slowly) the next day! The "good doctor" had fused my Thoracic 12, L1, and & L2 vertebrae with bone cement and 2 rods and 4 screws. It been over 17 months since my accident, and I am back in the gym, playing golf, bowling, and doing things without any issues. In December of 2021, and at the doctor's recommendation, the hardware was removed from my spine. He performed that surgery, as well. I am recovering nicely, and would STRONGLY recommend him to anyone who is looking to have any type of spine surgery done. I call him my "Miracle Man", and as stated above was LUCKY and BLESSED to have him do my surgeries.
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Dale Long – Jan 22, 2022
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Truly the best spine surgeon! 10/10 Stars ?? . I highly recommend Dr. Soo to anyone who is having spine surgery.
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Dianne Linnen – Sep 06, 2021
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Dr. Soo is awesome and perform two of my back surgeries L4&L5 fusion and SI I have three screws and feel a lot better then I did now I only have arthritis in my back which is not bad
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Chantelle Rivers – Aug 25, 2021
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Dr Soo performed a microdiscectomy on me. I walked into the hospital in excruciating pain and walked out with very little. I was off all pain meds within a few days after surgery. I highly recommend him.
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Apr 12, 2021
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Dr Mark Kachadurian of Associate in Neurology saw my mri result of my neck.Called Dr Soo right away surgery was plan for the morning. I was told to head southfield e.r right away. Dr Soo was waiting for me to come.I didnt know it was life threatening or even end up paralyzed till these Dr saw my results. Dr soo saved my life in surgery. Dr Kachadurian went above and beyond to get in touch with me.With phone calls and certified mail..I am bless to have both of them as Dr..
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Donna Macchia – Mar 10, 2021
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I just would like to said this about Dr.Soo he is not only a Great surgeon but a great person as well he cares about his patients and takes the time to listen to you,Dr.Soo has preform two surgery on me and has made my life pain free,just would like to thank u and your great staff god bless.
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Ronny Roby – Mar 06, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Soo, starting in 2016 to 2021. I have always found that Dr. Soo, is friendly, has a sense of humor, is very proffessional and will answer your questions directly, and honestly. Dr. Soo does not sugar coat his answers, he can be very blunt. For example. When he last saw me he said I had gotten Fat. Was I offend? No way. Dr.Soo, only cares about me and my health. His comments was the motivation I needed to loose 40 pounds. I broke my tail bone in Oct. 2020. Dr Soo told me he could remove the tail bone and make me a doberman! I found that so funny. I knew he was joking. I've told many of my friends this joke. When Doc told me he'd make me a doberman I LAUGHED I told him not to crop my ears. I never thought Dr. Soo was demeaning or offensive by calling me a dog! Perhaps some people should learn to take a joke. In my opinion Doc Soo, is the very best Doctor and Surgeon I have every had. He deserves 10 stars.
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Peg Kelly aka Murphy – Mar 05, 2021
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Sacroiliac fusion 12/29/2020
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Melissa – Jan 26, 2021
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I just had a second back surgery in July and returned to Dr Soo to perform it. He was SO helpful in the direction I needed to go. He explained everything before hand and took time afterwards to discuss, answer questions and recommend. Dr Soo is kind and considerate and truly wants to help you. I would strongly recommend Dr Soo to anyone needing back surgery.
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Dennis Garner – Jan 25, 2021
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Dr. Soo is an exceptional surgeon and human being. First of all, unlike many surgeons, Dr. Soo does not encourage surgery unless the patient absolutely requires it. He only promises realistic results, which he delivers. His bedside manner has been noted, but I find him direct and honest. I knew exactly what to anticipate regarding the procedure and outcome of surgery!!! I prefer my doctors to be direct and honest. He was available to me 24/7. Further, Dr. Soo is a terrific human being. He works hard and donates a good portion of his income to worthy causes. I always found him to be concerned and caring!!!
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Carolyn Lowe – Dec 19, 2020
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Dr Soo is great i love the fact that he doesn’t pressure you into surgery
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Toni – Dec 09, 2020
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Dr. Soo was the only Dr. that told me the cause of the fullness in my lip
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Dec 04, 2020
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he is the best
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John G Cooper – Nov 10, 2020
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His bedside manner can be and has been questioned, but when it comes to spine surgery there is no one else I'd want operating on me. I've had two surgeries done by him, almost 13 years apart. When my quality of life dropped due to my condition, Dr. Teck Soo was able to restore it through minimally invasive surgery. For that, I will always be grateful.
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Oct 16, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Soo, and have referred many people to him-As an RN, I was at a point where I had extreme difficulty performing my job due to increased pain. I was able to continue working for several years after a laminectomy in 2014. In December 2019, I had a lumbar fusion. I felt confident proceeding with both surgeries thanks to Dr Soo and his staff.
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Sep 14, 2020
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TL,DR; Avoid at all costs, staff and doctor's attention to detail is woeful at best, and their administrative incompetencies will likely see you billed for services that should be covered. Full: I was referred to Dr. Soo for a herniated disc at the end of July. I scheduled a virtual appointment for 8/3. I proceeded to discuss the symptoms and injury with the check-in nurse/staff (exhaustive list of symptoms were provided, specifically to symptoms NOT present before the injury, and also symptoms that severely impact my daily life which will be referred to as symptom x and symptom y). I was placed on hold for 10min, then spoke w/Dr. Soo's personal assistant and went over the exact same information that was provided to the previous nurse. Dr. Soo's assistant did not ask any follow up questions regarding my symptoms. I was placed on hold for almost an hour before speaking w/Dr. Soo. He advised he would need to see an MRI before diagnosing further. He did not address a single symptom
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jeff – Sep 12, 2020
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This is my second surgery by Dr. Soo, the first one went perfect, that was 13 Months ago. I had fallen and hurt my spine and my hip. I was in bed like 20 to 22 hours a day for six weeks, Praying for healing, and that it was the weather making me hurt so much. I was in North Carolina I had to get to Michigan to see Dr.Soo, The only doctor I will let operate on My back. Dr. SOO had to remove the disc in between L1 and L2, replaced it with a spacer and put in pins and screws on L1 and L2 and attach it to my pins and screws On L3, L4, L5 and sacrum. He does great work, I was on my feet the day of surgery and I went home from the hospital the day after surgery. It’s hard to find a good Doctor who will operate on ME after I’ve had five other back surgeries and 2 stimulator surgeries. I am now steadily improving, thanks to Dr. Soo, A very good surgeon Thanks again Dr. Soo. I was blessed to find you!
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Larry Loftin – Aug 25, 2020
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I was very excited for my wife to see Teck Soo, as I heard from quite a few people that he was great. What we did not expect was: him telling my wife he didn’t know where her pain was coming from, offering no solutions, and then telling her she would probably die of a drug over dose in 10 years. My wife is 31 and an absolute control freak. She makes sure to take much less then prescribed and refuses to go up in the dose even before seeing him, she has been consistent for 2 years in that. Her PM&R doctor even tell her she’s months behind in filling scripts and shouldn’t put herself in pain but she refuses. My wife is on Tramadol which she take 2.5 pills a day out of the 8 she is prescribed. His bedside manner could not be any worse. He then said not bad for someone whose 2nd language is English.. we ignored the rest so we could get the hell out of there. He then was talking about a squirrel getting run over and laughing when she would ask what he would do if he was in her position Pt1
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Tek Soo is my hero. He has performed both a cervical spine fusion and a thoracic/ lumbar fusion for me. Both complex procedures were extremely successful. The man has magical hands and more knowledge, insight, skill and diagnostic ability than any other doctor I have encountered in my 75 tears. He is my GO TO surgeon for any spine or brain problem I might encounter. There is no one that I trust more. He's the BEST!!!
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Samuel George Deckard – Aug 14, 2020
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Dr. Soo is the best surgeon around. His minimally invasive techniques are not only masterful in correcting the problem, but is so much easier on you to recover. He has performed two lower back surgeries on me, both substantially reducing the pain and giving me a chance to get my life back. I would recommend him to everyone who is facing a life of pain due to spinal issues.. He is not just a great surgeon but also a great and caring person too. I know I am facing more surgey(s) and I would not even consider anyone else. B. Mackey
What went well
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B. Mackey – Aug 11, 2020
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Teck Soo is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon who is subspecialized in the spine.   Dr. Soo has extensive clinical and surgical experience. He was...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

Education

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

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Mandarin

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Dr. Soo frequently treats Herniated Disc, Spondylolisthesis, and Cervical Spine Myelopathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Soo treats.

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Dr. Soo's office is located at 22250 Providence Dr Ste 601, Southfield, MI 48075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Soo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soo treats Herniated Disc more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soo treats Spondylolisthesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Soo treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Soo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Locations

Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

Southfield Office22250 Providence Dr Ste 601 Southfield, MI 48075
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Novi Office26850 Providence Pkwy Ste 215 Novi, MI 48374
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