Dr. Tyler Koski, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 46

  
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Dr. Tyler Koski, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group259 E Erie St Ste 13-205 Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr Koski gently explained his plan thoroughly, clearly, and cared about future quality of my life in his surgery decisions. His work was remarkable and I am so grateful.
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Susan – Apr 03, 2020
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I have found Dr. Koski to be a truly caring man, besides being an outstanding neurosurgeon. He goes ‘above & beyond’ and stays in contact with his patients before & after surgery nearly daily, via short emails. My back pain is GONE, and I’m healing so well (surgery was 2 wks ago today). I highly recommend Dr. Tyler Koski!
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Ginny Mitamura – Mar 25, 2020
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Flawless. Everything explained. All questions answered quickly in an emphatic fashion
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Gordon Fenton – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr Koski is very thorough and to the point. Qualities that I very much appreciate.
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Jan 27, 2020
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Everything about the experience was positive. All of the 35 or so people encountered, from check in to check out were welcoming, skilled, efficient and encuraging.
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Harry G. Mann – Dec 03, 2019
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Dr Koski operates on my back and I came away with no more pain. Explained everything he would be doing before operation. Highly recommend.
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Michael Parke – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Kostki and the nurses in his office have been very friendly, accessible, and helpful during the entire process (discectomy). They listened to my concerns and provided helpful information that allowed me to make the best decision. I am feeling much relief and am on the road to recovery, with their continued assistance.
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Nov 08, 2019
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I Was told I couldn’t have spine surgery by another Nuro spine surgeon. I was in tremendous pain for a long time. I was recommended to Dr. koski by my primary care physician. He had another patient do very well with Dr. Koski. My experience was fantastic with Dr. koski.
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Oct 28, 2019
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5 years ago Dr Koski straightened out my back by putting in 2 long rods and much other hardware. When both rods Broke he knew exactly what do do. Dr Koski and his team were wonderful
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Oct 27, 2019
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Everything about Dr. Koski, his team and time at Northwestern was more than a 5 star rating.
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Nancy Taplin – Oct 25, 2019
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Amazing bedside manner. Wonderful results. His entire team are rock stars and they all run like a well oiled and complicated machine. A++ for compassionate care.
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Melissa Weir – Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Koski is an incredible surgeon. I had a very complicated surgery and had expected to be in the hospital a week then in a rehab facility for 2 weeks. I was home in 5 days. His staff is wonderful- incredibly capable and compassionate.
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Debbie – Aug 30, 2019
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Completely informative. Empathetic, took his Time explaining things. And I cannot say too many good things about his staff: everyone of them attentive, excellent listeners.
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Thomas A. Geis – Aug 23, 2019
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Straightforward answers to difficult questions Support staff for Patient Q&A are very informative and expeditious with their replies Nursing staff on Neuro/ Ortho Floor went above and beyond to ensure patient care , comfort , & safety
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Larry Wolf – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr Koski performed scoliosis surgery on me on July 15th. After the hospital & rehab I returned home yesterday. Dr Koski is knowledgeable, professional and answered all of my questions. He explained everything that was to be done and how he would do it.
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Nancy E. Simpson – Aug 02, 2019
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Dr. Koski and his staff are awesome! So friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and they really made me feel comfortable & cared for. I’m so glad I got the surgery, I had instant relief. And Dr. Koski’s surgical team was amazing and made me feel confident going into it. I also love the GetWell Loop tool which allows the doctor to check in daily and give you all the info for surgery & to check in after on the healing progress.
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Jesse – Jul 25, 2019
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I was most impressed that Dr. Koski stopped by my room each day after my surgery to check on my progress and to answer my questions.
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May 23, 2019
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I would definately reccomend Dr. Koski and his staff to anyone needing syrgery.
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surgery. Whitehead in Goshen, IN – May 15, 2019
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I have had previous spine surgeries but Dr. Koski and his team were by far the best I have had. Great care with great results so far!
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Todd in Charleston, IL – May 11, 2019
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Dr Koski and his team are extremely knowledgeable, caring and compassionate.
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Kathy in Milwaukee , WI – May 02, 2019
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Dr. Koski accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Koski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Scoliosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Koski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Koski treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Koski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Koski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)