Dr. Thomas Youm, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Thomas Youm, MD
Dr. Thomas Youm, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Youm is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital.

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      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (10)
    in East Hampton, NY |
    Dr. Youm is a wonderful doctor! He saved me from years of pain. After 8 years of pain in my hip and seeing 7 doctors I was referred to Dr. Youm. It only took him 15 minutes to diagnose me with a tear in my labrum as it did not show up in previous x-rays. My surgery was pretty much painless. A year later and I am almost 100% pain free. I can actually take a walk without being in pain. Dr. Youm is friendly and easy to talk to you. He answers and explains all my questions. I highly recommend him.
    in NYC |
    He is amazing best Orthopedics Surgeon ever .. Had a torn meniscus and had surgery with him and in 8 weeks I ran a the NYC Half Marathon thank you you for changing my life for the better
    in New York, NY |
    I have had both of my shoulders worked on by Dr. Youm. The first was done in 2007 and the second was 2017. In both cases there were large tears in the rotator cuff, labrum and biceps. In both cases Dr Youm was always very informative, advising me of the options (surgery verses physical therapy only). In both cases physical therapy alone did not resolve the issues and I opted for surgery. Both procedures were very successful. Dr Youm is a very talented and highly knowledgeable surgeon.
    in New York, NY |
    I tore my labrum, rotator cuff, and upper biceps playing beach volleyball. I was told that the only option is to fix this was with a surgery. In 4 months after a Stem Cell Injection by Dr. Youm, the pain has almost disappeared and I started weight training. Happy to be back in the game in a few months. Dr. Youm was very straightforward and kept my expectations realistic. Also he spent a good amount of time educating me on the cat scan of what my situation was about. Overall, very pleased!
    in New York, NY |
    Dr. Youm performed hip surgery 2 years ago, (for hip impingement and labrum tear, at age 45). Not only was the first surgeon to diagnose my pain (of 3 years), he patiently walked me through the procedure, it went better than I expected, his team helped with submitting claims to insurance, Dr. Youm was always available and supportive. I am back to running, and full range of motion, including hot yoga. I highly recommend Dr. Youm, particularly since no one else could even diagnose.
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    Dr. Youm provides exceptional care. He takes the time to explain your condition, treatment and length of recovery so that you understand it completely. My recovery time was right on schedule. I had a torn labrum in my left hip. Where other doctors said my only option was hip replacement because of my age even though there were no other real factors to warrant it, Dr. Youm felt very confident that I was a good candidate for repairing the torn labrum. Dr. Youm was right and now walking is fun.
    in New York, NY |
    I am a competitive runner who had a 2 page MRI report detailing my issues. Dr. Youm broke the tie between two other top docs who disagreed on my diagnosis. He performed surgery in April and I am back running again 4 months later. Feeling perfect.
    in Randolph, NJ |
    Dr. Youm was extraordinary picking up on labral tears in my hip after my local MD said it was fine. I came to see him in a wheel chair and on heavy medications due to severe pain. Post op, I was totally pain free! He followed me with great care for 12 months. 15 months after the first, the second hip also developed problems. Again, the radiologist said nothing was there. Dr. Youm identified the labral tear and again fixed it. I am so very grateful to have found this caring, bright doctor
    in Staten Island, NY |
    Caring, professional and courteous. Conscientious of my traveling time. Office wait was less than ten minutes. Paperwork was completed within one week. Excellent surgeon!
    in New York, NY |
    Dr Youm is the best surgeon in NYC. He kept me well informed, my comfort level was extremely high. I trust this doctor with my life!
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Sprain
    • Hip Subluxation
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Meniscus Injuries
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • Trigger Finger


    • Medical School
      New York University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      New York University Med Center Tisch Hospital

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Kerlan Jobe Clinic

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      Yale University

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate