Dr. Woosik Chung, MD

Dr. Woosik Chung, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  

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Dr. Woosik Chung, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He has been practicing for 14 years.

Denver International Spine Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6250

Denver, CO 80218
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chung has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chung to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Chung's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Denver, CO |
Dr. Chung explained my issues in a way that I could understand what was going on with my spine. He is very professional, enthusiastic, attentive and you can tell he loves his job and helping people with their pain. I would recommend him to friends and family in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share these thoughts. Our staff will pass along the kind words!
in Arvada, CO |
I am extremely thankful that I found Dr. Chung. I went to see him for a second opinion on a lumbar spine issue. Dr. Chung spent nearly an hour with me explaining my X-rays and MRI in detail and answering my questions about a lumbar fusion. Dr. Chung clearly is a very caring, kind and knowledgeable surgeon. I am confident in my decision to move forward with a lumbar fusion with Dr. Chung as I know I will be in great hands.
We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!
in Evergreen, CO |
You can have full faith in Dr. Chung's diagnosis and surgical skills. I had a difficult (9 hour) cervical spine surgery and am doing exceptionally well. Dr. Chung is totally devoted to the patient's welfare. He is broadly knowledgeable not only about his area of expertise, but also about other areas of medicine that I have asked about. And, he has a delightful personality which it makes the stress you feel going into surgery so much easier to abide.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share these thoughts. Our staff will pass along the kind words!
in Loveland, CO |
Dr. Chung is the best doctor I could imagine, so glad I was able to find him! His knowledge, bedside manner and attitude are very professional. His expertise and surgical skill are the best you can get. I went to Dr. Chung for a 2-level cervical disc replacement that went flawless. My quick recovery speaks to his skill as a surgeon, knowing exactly that he can do in the procedure to minimize impact and maximize results. I could not be more pleased with his services. Thank you Dr. Chung!
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
in Denver, CO |
I am grateful for Dr. Chung's expertise, kindness and compassion. I attribute my continued health and good function to his wise advise and counseling. His office staff is helpful and polite, go the extra mile to help before during and after seeing Dr. Chung.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Chung is one of the best. I had seen numerous specialists that couldn't or didn't want to help me with a rare bone disease. He is very knowledgable and caring with a great bedside manner.
in Aurora, Colorado |
He is an amazing doctor! I have the highest regards and respect for him. I would highly recommend him.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Denver, CO |
I have never met a more qualified doctor/surgeon. I have always felt most secure in his medical decisions regarding my health.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Highlands Ranch, CO |
I had a double anterior cervical fusion by Dr. Chung. The outcome exceeded my expectations. He provided outstanding patient education and options to make my own decisions for my plan of care. Dr. Chung also participates in ongoing research projects. His patients have access to the latest PROVEN medical technologies. Chung is a "Doctor's Dr". Physicians look to Chung for their own personal spinal surgery. The only con is it takes awhile to get an appt. He is extremely busy.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Lakewood, CO |
My experience with Dr Chung over the last year, from surgery to follow up's, has been exceptional. He is not only a gifted surgeon, his bedside manner is absolutely outstanding. He placed me at immediate ease from the moment I met him and made me understand everything going on in layman terms.... Awesome!!!
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Littleton, CO |
I highly recommend Dr. Woosik Chung for back and neck surgery. He did spinal fusion on my cervical verte- brae and my entire spine. It was complicated because I had so many things wrong that were causing me severe pain. Both surgeries were about 8 hours and I was advised it would take at least a year to recover. I am in 9 months of recovery and glad to say the surgery was a great success. Dr. Chung is the best. He was always courteous and caring with me as was his entire staff.
in Commerce City, CO |
employees rude, unhelpful, uncaring, which Dr. Chung seems to encourage
We are very sorry to hear about this experience in our practice and would like to look into it further. Please call Cheryl Fay, Practice Manager at (303)-762-3472 so that we can get further information to address the situation.
in Aurora, CO |
Dr. Chung performed cervical & lumbar fusions on me in 2013 & late 2015. I appreciated having a doctor who listens carefully and does not rush through appointments. He patiently answered all my questions and explained options and procedures. My recoveries were as expected with no complications. My back pain is almost completely gone; my mobility is increasing by the month. I am completely satisfied with my outcomes and would recommend Dr. Chung.
in Denver |
After playing 12 seasons in the NFL, my spine is a wreck. I've seen doctors across the country, none of them clearly diagnosing my issues. I always felt as though I had more problems than I had been notified of. After researching many specialists in Denver, I decided to see Dr. Chung. He is a brilliant doctor who takes his time explaining his findings in detail. He is a true gentleman and answers every question you may have. It's obvious he truly cares about the well-being of his patients. A+++
in Highlands Ranch, CO |
Dr. Chung performed a redo Anterior Fusion with an added Posterior Infusion of C3-T2 as well after a failed Anterior Fusion one year earlier of C3-C5 with another Surgeon. At time of presenting to Dr. Chung I had severe spinal cord impingement causing severe pain, numbness of both arms and hands, unequal hand grips, loss of motor function in both arms and inability to recline without increased severe symptoms. Dr. Chung is highly recommended to be the Surgeon of choice for neck surgery. Pat
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Dr. Chung accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chung has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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