Dr. Wellington Hsu, MD

Dr. Wellington Hsu, MD

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Dr. Wellington Hsu, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Fl 13

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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. Hsu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neck Muscle Strain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hsu treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hsu treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hsu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
University Of Wisconsin Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2008
2007
2001

Awards

Dr. Hsu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hsu

3.7

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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1 Star
26.829268292682926%
(11)

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Dr. Hsu and his team of experts performed surgery on my back in 2016 and I couldn’t recommend anyone with more confidence! My surgery has given me back a quality of life I wasn’t sure would ever be possible! His staff is always helpful and gets back to me immediately when I need anything at all. They are the epitome of Professionalism!
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Was reffered to him after my surgeon left... Only takes a couple minutes with you, does not even give you an exam and does not even bother to call about test results but has his "care team" email you. Sorry I'm paying him to talk to me not his care team. Going elsewhere for a second opinion.
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Was in a hurry; doesn't listen too carefully; doesn't think outside the box. Didn't even call me about my test results.
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I was in a very bad state when I saw Dr. Hsu for a consultation. I was having trouble sitting or standing and was only ever pain free when I was laying down. Dr. Hsu was confident that the surgery I ended up getting would address my issue. He also fit me in very quickly and I am so grateful. I had an immediate improvement to my quality of life. I can’t reccomend him enough if you are struggling with chronic pain as a result of a back issue.
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Seen him for an IME , which in itself is a joke, the very definition of IME is independent exam , but how independent can he be when the insurance companies use him all the time. That says to me that he works for the insurance company. Very disappointed with his report, he agreed with my Dr. That I needed a pain shot, but for some reason acted as a psychic and put in his report that I would be magically cured 2 weeks after my shot and that I could be back at work without even being seen again.
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We saw Dr. Hsu today for my sons herniated disc. He was over an hour late. I found myself aggravated by the superficial exam, his seeming inability to actually engage with us as the computer more interest. He was rushed and distracted. He asked questions but didn’t listen to the answers. Left really turned off. My husband is a doctor, so I am rather medically sophandicated. And would never seek his care or advice again.
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Dr. Hsu is a magnificent doctor and a brilliant surgeon. I'm so grateful to have been referred to him by another great surgeon in 2011 to care for my husband. In short, Dr Hsu successfully preformed both Cervical and Lumbar surgeries on my husband over the next two years . If I ever need surgery, I hope it's in Dr. Hsu's wheelhouse because I have total confidence in all of his abilities as a doctor and surgeon.
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Dr. Hsu is by far the BEST Neurosurgeon is the area. Well worth the trip to Chicago from Indiana!
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Dr. Hsu recommender and performed a front and back fusion which transformed my quality of life eliminating horrible pain. He is simply the best and most competent and empathetic surgeon I've encountered.
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I saw Dr Hsu for an IME. He was very friendly and seemed to really care. Well typical of an IME that all changed when we got a copy of his report. He is not as through as his report claimed he was, He didn't do half the testing that he put in his report at all. As far as an IME goes he is all for the insurance company that is putting the money in his pocket. He put in my report that there was nothing wrong with me glad my surgeon didn't listen end up with multiple spine problems and had surgery
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Dr. W. Hsu seen me today 5/15/2017. I was very impressed with his schooling and from the referring Dr. who referred me. Dr. Hsu was extremely thorough on explanation and showing me on the MRI what he was referring to. He did not recommend surgery but injections instead from the anesthesia Department. I am one VERY happy patient. Val Look~
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Dr. Hsu took excellent care of me. My arm had become weak and hand was numb from a cervical disc problem. I was in a tremendous amount of pain. Dr. Hsu arranged a quick surgery -as soon a possible and even came in on his non surgery day to help correct my problem. I feel so much better and the strength is coming back in my arm. He was very attentive and did a fabulous job. I would highly recommend! He told me exactly what to expect and my surgery and recovery were exactly as he explained.
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Dont waste your time doesn't work to help you at all..he is all about the insurance company
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MRI to my shoulder reveals to tears my rotary cuff but dr. Hsu didn't catch it when he gave me the Ime he recommended light-duty with 20-pound limitations which probably would have damaged shoulder even more
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I saw Dr Hsu for an IME for workers comp. He was very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone, he seemed to really care about the patient. I know that an IME, is not suppose to be friendly but he seemed to really care.
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