Tyler R. Koski, MD
- Spine Surgery
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Practice Focus Areas
- Craniovertebral Junction Disorders
- Spinal Congenital Disease
- Spinal Deformities
- Spine Degenerative Disease
- Spine Revision Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Spine Trauma
- Spine Tumors
- Medical Education:
MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - 2000
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006
- American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssociate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage HospitalDelnor HospitalHuntley HospitalMcHenry HospitalNorthwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial HospitalWoodstock Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
July 26, 20225.0 star star star star star
He came in showed me and explained what he felt he was able to do to help with the pain in my back. He was patient, personable and he made me feel comfortable to ask any question without feeling rushed or like it was a crazy question.
July 26, 20223.0 star star star star_border star_border
I’ll tell you a few months after surgery, he has been pleasant and straightforward in out one meeting, but I will judge him far more importantly by my surgical outcome and future clinical course. So I cannot give a real answer to this question yet, and since I must enter something in your number scale (NA is not available) I guess a 5 will have to suffice. I hope that I will get an opportunity to revise that score in whatever fashion may be appropriate after my operation and recovery.
July 05, 20225.0 star star star star star
First experience is a lasting experience. The wait time was acceptable, the care team was all that I expected. Concerned, patient and explained in detail what to expect. I didn't feel rushed but cared for. Dr. Koski will remain my spine care doctor for as long as He will continue to see me. I felt so comfortable with him and his staff. They left no stones unturned.
May 28, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Koski was very professional and took his time and explaining the findings on my MRI. After his evaluation he told me that i needed to see a neurologist because my symptoms were not completely do to my spine issue. I was disappointed just because i wanted relief but i was also appreciated that he was honest with me and didn’t just do a procedure knowing it wouldn’t help. It’s a refreshing thing to see that thier are still honest and professional doctors who put the well being of patients first. Thank you Dr. Koski!!!
May 11, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Koski and his resident Are kind and approachable. I felt they listened and were concerned about my issues I didn't feel rushed at all so I was able to get more things address than I normally do with the doctor, I felt. He explain things so that I could understand and his reasoning behind his suggestions for what needs to be done. I felt that he really was interested in my situation and what would give me the best outcome. He is easy to talk to. There is not a bit of arrogance in his demeanor.
May 10, 20225.0 star star star star star
His reputation is stellar, but he also has a nice “bedside manner”(in his office); both of these are important to me. I came with a list of questions and first I spoke to the fellow and then Dr. Koski. All my questions were answered, and he wasn’t in a rush. He also doesn’t seem like a surgeon who just wants to cut; he wants what is best for his patients.
May 07, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Koski is exremely personable, technically proficient and knowledgeable. He took the to review my situation post op and compare where we are at present against the backdrop of the challenges I was facing before surgery. That helped me appreciate what the surgery accomplished.
April 23, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Koski was highly recommended by physicians and colleagues. His expertise was apparent to me. Prior to meeting with me he had reviewed complex cat scans. He explained his information clearly and concisely. Throughout the meeting he was gracious. He listened attentively and offered clear instructions about options.
April 19, 20225.0 star star star star star
Results speak for themselves. My outcome was quite favorable. But even before the surgery, I was fairly confident I had made a good choice. Dr. Koski presented my circumstances and options in a very clear and concise manner. A Double TLIF, his recommendation, came as somewhat of a shock, but was presented in a way that made it easy to accept. His follow up and accessibility post surgery was remarkable as well.
April 16, 20225.0 star star star star star
Simply great care! Spinal decompression done at two levels, and I’m up and walking around and dressing myself a couple hours later. After experiencing Koski’s care, I’d never let anyone else touch me.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- NuVasive, Inc.
Royalty Payments and Inventor Share
Faculty member has the right to receive payments or may receive future financial benefits for inventions or discoveries related to the following companies or other entities
- Medtronic, Inc.
- NuVasive, Inc.
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