Tyler R. Koski, MD

Tyler R. Koski, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Spine Surgery

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorders
  • Spinal Congenital Disease
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - 2000
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

769 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

The best.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and thoughtful. The only reason I don't give him a 10 now is that I only had a consult with him, not surgery. He is my choice for a surgeon should I go that route.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He did a fantastic surgery on my back and 10 years later It is still great!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He’s so knowledgeable and doesn’t want to do surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary which I really appreciate!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Likable and explains treatment in simple to understand terms

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski was wonderful! He lived up to his incredible reputation. He was very kind and informative and I would highly recommend him to anyone!

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August 24, 2021

5.0

He is a very competent surgeon, explains the procedure and outcome well and has a very pleasant demeanor.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

he seems to have a very genuine amd compassionate bedside manner.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

In the past he has done my back surgery ,and I have very good result, this time he gave me right advise,

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August 21, 2021

5.0

He is highly skilled & therefore highly recommended.

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August 21, 2021

5.0

The doctor is highly intelligent and takes the time to explain things in a way that was very easy to understand. He made me feel very comfortable about my decision to move forward with surgery.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable, friendly, patient and answered all of my questions. He made me feel confident that he will do his best in working with Dr. Swong.

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August 20, 2021

5.0

Expert knowledge of complicated spine issues. Great bedside manner and highly approachable

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski is a very attentive, caring doctor.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Down to earth style, spends enough time with patient, answers all questions, very knowledgeable.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tyler Koski is the ultimate professional along with having a vast amount of knowledge and experience in complicated spinal surgery.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

He is very thorough, friendly and he comes highly recommended.

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August 08, 2021

5.0

very professional and knowledgable

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Everything I have experienced so far with Dr. Koski has been outstanding from answering all my questions to explaining all aspects of my surgery. He has done a great job preparing me!

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July 31, 2021

5.0

He’s the best! Well respected, recognized in his field internationally. Knowledgeable, caring, surrounded by a capable staff.

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Dr.Koski was very detailed in telling me my condition and what needed to be done to correct my problem. In my case it was a somewhat difficult surgery but the care and expertise Dr.Koski provided me made me feel comfortable and I wasn't worried at all.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

He and his team are GREAT!!

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Way nature helped us to feel comfortable asking questions. Responded with with knowledge and respect over concerns.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

He was very thorough and understanding. Explained everything to where I could understand and have me options.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Performed cervical spine surgery in 2019. Excellent reputation.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

I haven’t had surgery yet and I already believe I am in very good hands. Dr. Koski exudes confidence, compassionate, is conscientious, and makes you feel like he is the surgeon “for the job�. Very good bed-side manners.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Wonderful knowledgeable and very caring.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

He is an expert in holistic scoliosis care.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Tyler Koski it’s that simple. His compassion and excellence in care and treatment has been a positive impact on the quality of my life.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon, clear explanations, positive, friendly. Gave me excellent care and results

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July 20, 2021

5.0

I am able to live my life again! Couldn't walk in December, and now I am walking 4 miles a day, swimming, and feel like myself again.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He's good, thorough and caring

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July 18, 2021

5.0

As a fellow physician I understand competence and demeanor of other physicians. He is exceptionally well trained, understanding and provides logical and practical approaches to patient's symptoms.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

He was friendly and nice

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July 16, 2021

5.0

He’s concise, explains things clearly, he’s patient and empathetic.

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Koski has a great way of making a person comfortable

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Physician was caring and thorough.

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July 13, 2021

5.0

He is the best.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable, excellent communicator

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June 29, 2021

5.0

I felt very informed about the options and answers to my questions I asked and if I have more I can contact him or his team via mychart to get mor answers. He seemed very familiar with my condition and that really has put me at ease. I didn't feel rushed to make any decision but I also felt like I was helped to try out some options.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

He’s really good

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June 29, 2021

5.0

I have heard he is the best!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

He is from Wisconsin and is a Packer fan Seriously he truly cares about his patients

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He has not performed operation as yet but has done so on friends. Background is impressive.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Top notch surgeon and compassionate

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski is a world class doctor with solution driven recommendation for my unique situation

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski was great. He was very informative, took his time with me and answered all my questions. His office was very efficient and helpful with setting this call up.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Very good Surgeon. Cares about his patients.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

I have been in chronic pain for way too many years. The Dr was the 1st of many to discover the cause

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He’s so knowledge and helps you understand everything that is going on

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Professional, Caring and Kind, Very thorough and detailed discussion of condition

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June 01, 2021

5.0

He is the best at what he does.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

He responded when he didn’t have to. I was lost as to next moves. He is kindly walking me thru options

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Explains options and is very knowledgeable. He is very personable.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

Outstanding in his field.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

So far this man has lived up to everything said about him in the medical community; he is the best, if anyone can do it it's Dr. Koski, he is as close to perfect as you can get. I had an extensive back surgery by Dr. Koski and still recovering but he has changed my life! How he does what he does is amazing. Excellent bedside manner, patient, explains things. He has a true gift.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Kioski and his staff are wonderful to answer questions and concerns. They respond quickly and are very knowledgeable.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Patient, informative and a good bedside manner. He comes highly recommended by his peers.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

When I came into the doctors office and met Dr . Koski , He made me feel comfortable. He explained to me the surgery procedure with detail. Explained the side effects that could happen. I could see the confidence he had to help me ! His hospital team should not go unrecognized . Thank you sincerely!!

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May 18, 2021

5.0

He’s the best and very good bed side manner. Positive attitude.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, results and accessibility.

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May 09, 2021

5.0

You can tell he enjoys what he does and he’s good at it

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May 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. I am very pleased with the outcome of my L3-S1 spinal fusion surgery.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

He listened carefully to my issues and explained the recommended procedure and precautions to minimise future undesirable consequences!

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski was excellent! He gave me an accurate diagnosis, a detailed surgical plan to address the issues from the diagnosis, and a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. Today, I had my 6-month visit with Dr Koski and was cleared of all remaining restrictions.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Staff and outcomes were excellent.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

Top rating

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April 28, 2021

5.0

On time, looks at individual cases, honest and constructive feedback, answers questions, informational and knows medically advanced procedures and the future of the field and how that may impact his patients

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April 28, 2021

5.0

Good listener and very knowledgeable, also very kind.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Expertise in my condition

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski Took time to answer my questions Also explained everything

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April 27, 2021

5.0

The one thing I can say that he made my mom walk again, the surgery was successful and he took a great care of her and answered all the questions, he is Amazing Dr I recommend him for anyone seeking neurologist in Chicago

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April 24, 2021

4.0

Not too personal but good dr

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April 24, 2021

5.0

He is a genius

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician. Very thorough evaluation. Answered all my questions. Never felt rushed.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Confident and gave me a good sense of sscurity

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April 20, 2021

5.0

He is a wonderful doctor

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski was recommended to me from another neurosurgeon where I live in Omaha Ne. He said Dr. Koski is who I want to see for my scoliosis and deformity of the spine. From the minute I met him I could see the knowledge this Man has and his manner of relating to me was of the utmost professionalism and his confidence in a resolution to my problems made me see I was in Great hands.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski has a kind bedside manner. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Staff is super nice and efficient. Everything is scheduled on the same floor (X-rays etc). After surgery care is hand on and thorough. I w I’ll definitely choose him in the future for any spinal issues.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

It only is an excellent surgeon he has a very calming yet informative manner

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April 14, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician. When I first met him I thought he was a little cold in the bedside Manner,But my postoperative visit with him was very warm and congenial. I know he is a great surgeon.He helped to get my life back and I feel it was like a miracle

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski is very through and knowledgeable kind and understanding.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

I believe that Dr. Koski is a 5 star doctor. As busy as he is, he always spends a lot of quality time with me and answers all of my questions. He always has a big smile on his face and has a great and comforting personality.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He made me better that no other doctor was able to do. Since then I have referred 3 of my friends to Dr. Koski.

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski has a very good bedside manner had answers to all my questions and came highly recommended and after having him as my surgeon I know why

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Took his time with me. I did not feel rushed. I felt he understood my pain issues and he made sound recommendations.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Listened to me & explained all. Feel confident with him with my care.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Soft spoken. Very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything. Did not look down on the patient, etc.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Koski is outstanding, not only for his knowledge and competence, but for his humility and warm bedside manner. As busy as he is, he takes time to explain everything, gladly encourages questions, and asks if you have any more questions -- "It's important that I answer any questions you may have." He really cares about his patients, and it shows.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

I had complicated spinal fusion surgery and Dr. Koski was able to achieve great results for me. My nerve pain is significantly less.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Koski and his staff were very thorough and patient. They responded to all our questions and gave us a good explanation of the surgical options.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

He explained everything very thoroughly & answered all my questions. He was very caring.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

He scheduled me for needed surgery as expeditiously as possible.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

I was referred to him for correctve surgery after previous back surgery failed.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Doctor took the time to listen and actually presented a path forward that required thought and problem solving. I felt heard, seen, and cared for.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

Went for consultation for possible neck surgery and Dr Kostki was very helpful in explaining things to me and what my options are.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

He is very nice and easy to talk to. Takes time to answer your questions

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Thorough, explains everything and excellent reputation.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent reputation and staff.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Communicated in layman's terms

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