Dr. Woosik Chung, MD

Dr. Woosik Chung, MD

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Dr. Woosik Chung, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Denver International Spine Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6250

Denver, CO 80218
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Chung's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Myelopathy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Spondylolisthesis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chung's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

"Woosik Chung, MD, is a board-certified surgeon in spine and orthopedic surgery. His surgical interests involve the treatment of advanced degenerative spine as well as complex scoliosis deformity with a special focus in the disorders of the neck. Dr....

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chung

4.6

Based on 75 reviews

5 Stars
88%
(66)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
9.333333333333334%
(7)

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Fantastic doctor, perfect bedside manner, great listener, would give my highest recommendation.
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As a physician myself I was extremely impressed with Dr. Chung and his entire staff at the time of my initial visit to discuss options for treating my chronic, disabling back pain. He had a very friendly professional demeanor and approach. He was thorough in his explanation of my pathology and detailed about my options for surgery. Although I decided to choose a lumbar fusion procedure, he cautioned me to take time to decide, and he suggested a second opinion during a visit to LA that I was making that week. When I eventually decided to schedule surgery his staff members in every department were also friendly, professional and very helpful in guiding me through the pre-op process both by phone and with the print materials they sent. I feel very confident that I have chosen the right surgeon and staff for a most important treatment of my serious problem.
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In 2016, Dr Chung did a major spine surgery for me, correcting stenosis in the lumbar area with a laminectomy of L1-L5, correcting scoliosis in my lower spine, and lordosis, a condition in which vertebra slip forward and are not aligned properly, then fusing from S1 -T10. I recovered enough to be walking a mile within 5 weeks and have had no problems with the area where the surgery was performed. Waited to do this review until I evaluated results. Very satisfied and strongly recommend him.
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Dr. Chung is an amazing surgeon. His skills are only surpassed by his wonderful personality. I not only would recommend him to family and friends but can emphatically state, that I would rather be under his care than any other surgeon in the world.
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The most personable doctor I've ever met with an extremely high level of skill and care.
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He's caring, kind, and an excellent surgeon. Both Jamie and Candace are very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone who may need a back surgery.
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Dr. Chung has done four surgeries for my family...all have been very successful although all were very serious and “unique”. Dr. Chung and his staff are exceptionally caring, brilliant and gifted. The time spent in appointments is positive and enthusiastic as well as thoroughly informative. My whole family has appreciated the wonderful care and support he has given us.
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Not only is Dr. Chung an excellent surgeon, he is an extremely caring person. He listens, understands, and has empathy. He treats me as an individual which I have found is unusual in a surgeon. You are not a case but a person. He has cutting edge ideas and techniques. From before surgery to months after, you are being cared for. I have had other spine surgeries and did not get good results or after care. My recovery was quite long. Not with Cr. Chung.
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I was very close to being in a wheelchair and through a friend I found Dr. Chung. He gave me hope and my life back. I had a dr 3 1/2 years earlier in COS who really messed me up and told me that I was the “3% that surgery didn’t work for.” I had an MRI and mylogram and he didn’t even read them correctly. However, Dr. Chung read them correctly and I quickly had surgery. Thru hard work I’m almost at a year and I’m doing fabulous! All thanks to Dr. Chung! He gave me my life back! ??
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Dr. Chung is truly AWESOME! I had ACDF C5-C7 cervical spine surgery on October 5, 2018. All the surgical, hospital, and office staff were an encouraging helpful team for my successful surgery. Dr. Chung explained all pertinent information in understandable terms and answered every question. He is courteous and demonstrated his sincere desire to restore my damaged spine. Dr. Chung is a gifted surgeon and saved me from huge problems. I am truly grateful!
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Dr. Chung and the staff at DISC are a rare find. Out of 5 surgeons I interviewed, they were more thorough than all others - in both taking the time to fully diagnose and explain my condition (including a full spine x-ray) and recommending the procedure that would give the best long term results (a hybrid 2-level CDR + 1-level ACDF vs. a 3-level ACDF). His billing staff spent hours and hours working with my insurance to approve this procedure. Dr. Chung truly cares about his patients.
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Always explains findings and recommendations thoroughly. Answers all questions in a way that can be readily understood. No technobabble.
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Excellent in describing medical issues. Spent as much time as needed. I'm scheduling surgery in near future and will do follow up. Staff has been exceptional as well.
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Dr. Chung is one of the best doctors I have seen. He is knowledgeable and cares about his patients.
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Dr. Chung is a friendly warm person and an excellent surgeon. He performed spinal fusion on my back on July 7, 2015 and since then my pain has been eliminated and my three annual followups in 2gr016, 2017, and 2018 have all been great. You couldn't ask for a better surgeon.
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I was extremely impressed with Dr Chung and HIGHLY recommend him for all of your needs. Immediately you know that you are not a number with him. He has the best bedside manner I have ever encountered. He thoroughly explains everything that he sees and lists all the options. He does not jump right to scheduling an OR at all. He genuinely wants what is best for his patients. I am definitely telling all of my friends about the wonderful experience. Very worth the drive and Denver traffic!!!!
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Please don't overlook Dr. Chung. Although he's not a neurosurgeon, he is a specialist in his field. He did my cervical spine fusion in 2014 and I'm so glad I used him!
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Dr, Chung is thorough and his demeanor make you feel at ease. He has performed two spinal surgeries for me and both were successful and I knew what to expect pre and post surgery. In addition, he is always looking for possible ways to avoid surgery.
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Thank you for the kind words, Mary!
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My experience with Dr. Chung was very clear, professional, and a since that he wants to provide the best care possible! The written supplemental articles given to me on my condition help clarify what issues exist and possible avenues for solutions. This certainly helped reduce the guess work and anxiety that accompanies exploratory first-time appointments. It is like Joe Friday used to say in the long ago police detective program "Dragnet". "Mam, just give me the facts." I got the FACTS!
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Dr Chung is the only doctor that I trusted to perform my procedure. Dr Chung is the most talented, knowledgeable and charismatic person I have ever came in contact with. His honesty and demeanor immediately put me at ease for a procedure that was a bit scary. He literally changed my life! I highly recommend Dr. Chung.
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American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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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)
GEHA
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
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PHCS Network PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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