Dr. Tyler Koski, MD

Dr. Tyler Koski, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(847) 260-7897

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Dr. Tyler Koski, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Koski to book an appointment.

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Neurological Surgery

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Neurological Surgery - Lavin Family Pavilion259 E Erie St Ste 13-205 Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Koski is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Koski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koski

4.8

Based on 82 ratings

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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (73)
  • Staff friendliness (73)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (73)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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Saw Dr Koski as a 2nd opinion to ortho surgeon who recommended L3/L4 fusion. Dr Koski recommended instead first trying P.T. and then spinal injections before surgery. When neither provided long-term success he recommended L3/L4 laminectomy-NO FUSION!, which I underwent. Surgery has been a blessing and he and his staff have been amazing with prompt responses to questions and excellent care. Couldn't be happier with the care I have received.
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
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I arrived early, and was taken early. Dr. Koski's surgery and subsequent treatment resolved a problem I've had for many years.
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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Steven Grossman – Apr 21, 2021
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Excellent physician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ronald Bodem – Apr 08, 2021
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Dr. Koski was always straight to the point, very professional, and he was very confident that he knew just what to do before I went in for surgery. Dr. Koski was highly recommended by another surgeon and I am very happy and confident I will have much less pain after his surgery. I also have to say that I met with another surgeon at Elmhurst hospital , But he did not spell things out as well as Dr. Koski and was not as confident as getting me with less pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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William Nichol – Apr 02, 2021
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Exceptional! Surgery with Dr. Koski was 10 times more involved than my first back surgery 4 years ago with another surgeon. I am in little pain, the brace is wonderful, I am able to sleep thru the night & can move more comfortably than with my first surgery. Thank you so much Dr. Koski. I am so excited about my future!
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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Jill G – Mar 28, 2021
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Dr. Koski and his team are truly amazing. Skilled, competent, caring. Invite questions and answer them lightening fast. Best medical experience I’ve ever had. Spinal surgery isn’t for sissies, but if you are in need, these folks are the best.
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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Renae Rebechini – Mar 22, 2021
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Koski’s for 3 years. 2 other neurosurgeons refused to treat my problem-both recommended Dr Koski as the best. He was honest right from the start where the future was going to end up but never wavered in his conviction that he could/would help me.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Stacie – Nov 27, 2020
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Dr Kioski and his staff are the best! He’s an excellent Dr and his staff is extremely efficient and friendly! Cannot say enough good about the entire NW Med. My surgery was explained and every need question or concern addressed. I travelled from far away to be treated by Dr Kioski and would do it again no question.
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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Susan – Nov 27, 2020
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I felt that Dr Koski did a great job, particularly in the COVID environment. His office was very efficient in scheduling enough time for each appt. with little waiting time. Before surgery, they were also happy to schedule a video conference with my husband, since he couldn’t go to my appointments with me (COVID rules).
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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Andrea – Nov 23, 2020
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I thought the doctor and his staff were very professional and comprehensive in their approach to my case.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Nov 03, 2020
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It was amazing! How often do you hear that! I saw Dr. Koski because I had horrible back pain. He took an MRI and xrays and decided on the proper procedure. Here's the best part... I HAVE NO PAIN! I cannot recommend Dr. Koski and his staff enough. Thank You!
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
2 people found this helpful
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William E. Kollmar – Oct 24, 2020
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The Doctor and his team were very professional and I always felt they had my best interests first and foremost during my stay at NW .
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
1 person found this helpful
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Celeste Bell – Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Koski is easy to talk to and he communicates very clearly. He will answer all of your questions. You can tell that he has a passion for what he does and wants the best possible results for each patient. I felt 100% comfortable going into surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Diana Ware – Aug 08, 2020
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
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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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What could be improved
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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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.
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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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.
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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Nov 08, 2019
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Experience
Background

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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Dr. Koski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
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Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski treats Spine Deformities more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Koski treats this condition more than 98% 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
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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koski performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Koski performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
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Dr. Koski's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Koski accepts the following insurance:

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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Tricare
UniCare
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UnitedHealthCare
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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Tyler Koski, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (847) 260-7897, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8143.

Does Dr. Tyler Koski, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Koski has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Tyler Koski, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Tyler Koski, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Koski's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Tyler Koski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Koski frequently treats Scoliosis, Spine Deformities, and Herniated Disc Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Koski treats.

Where is Dr. Tyler Koski, MD's office located?

Dr. Koski's office is located at 259 E Erie St Ste 13-205, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Koski is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

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

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)