John Song, MD

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Neurological Surgery; Spine Surgery
Neurological Surgery & Spine Surgery, S.C.
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Spine Surgery; Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries; Cervical Stenosis; Disk Replacement; Laminectomy; Lumbar Stenosis; Myelopathy; Pinched nerve; Radiculopathy; Spinal Stenosis; Spine Fracture; Spine fusion; Spine Tumors; Spondylolisthesis; Spondylosis; Herniated Discs; Microsurgery; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Neck Pain; Sciatica; Skull Base Neurosurgery; Back Pain; Brain Tumors; Degenerative Diseases Of Spine; Head and Neck Surgery; Spine Problems

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.


Philosophy Of Care

Dr. Song practices general neurosurgery but focuses mainly on treating disorders of the spine. Such disorders include herniated discs, radiculopathy, myelopathy, spondylolisthesis, stenosis and spinal fractures. He takes time to listen to his patient's problems and will try to devise a comprehensive team-based approach to help his patients recover and work with them to keep them healthy.

When surgery is required, Dr. Song uses state of the art minimally invasive techniques to minimize the length of surgery and to speed recovery - in many cases these surgeries can be performed in an outpatient setting.

Education & Credentials

Education: Medical College of Georgia, 1997

Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1998

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2004

Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center, 2005


Neurological Surgery

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage