Tyler R. Koski, MD

Tyler R. Koski, MD

4.8 
309 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Spine Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
309 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.7
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

62 Reviews
October 15, 2019

My experience with Dr Koski exceeded my expectations. He explained every thing in a very professional manner and never rushed through anything. I have a high degree of confidence in his diagnosis and care.

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October 11, 2019

My wait for 3 months to see this doctor was worth the wait!!!!

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October 03, 2019

*Dr. Koski is a great surgeon and very personable.

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September 28, 2019

You can not find a better doctor/person than Dr Koski

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August 10, 2019

Dr Koski and staff are simply the best. I feel I have received the best care possible and am back to my activities.

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August 09, 2019

Have told several people over the last 5 years what an absolutely excellent physician Dr. Koski is.

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July 25, 2019

I feel very confident that *Dr. Koski is giving me the best possible care.

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July 19, 2019

We liked Dr Koski very much.

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July 12, 2019

Dr. Koski has been great since day one.

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July 10, 2019

I was very nervous about this surgery, however after talking and listening to Dr Koski I was very relieved and felt much better when I left the appointment than I did when I walked in. Dr Koski is certainly an asset to North Western.

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July 07, 2019

I refer people with spinal problems to Dr. Koski often.

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June 14, 2019

Dr. Koski was caring and went over details about the condition of my back.

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June 10, 2019

Dr Kaski and P.A.Gretchen are very excellent and caring providers

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June 09, 2019

Dr. Koski and his staff are all extremely concerned about my health, and the progress I am making after my surgery. They are all very caring medical people.

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May 24, 2019

Dr.Koski are excellent

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May 10, 2019

Dr Koski and his staff are the best at making the patient comfortable and well informed

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April 12, 2019

Have shared my wonderful experiences many times with other providers and friends.

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March 16, 2019

Dr Koski is an excellent surgeon who explains everything well, answers any questions, is caring, and encouraging. He makes you feel at ease and a part of your health care team.

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March 13, 2019

Dr. Koski is phenomenal. I went in for second opinion and instead happily now have a new spinal doctor and care giving team

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March 09, 2019

My wife and I were overwhelmed with the amount of time and degree of attentiveness from Dr. Tyler.

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March 01, 2019

Excellent

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February 27, 2019

Dr Koski is the greatest!

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February 15, 2019

dr Koski is an excellent doctor he is to the point but he doesn't rush you at all and answers all our questions he is wonderful

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February 04, 2019

Dr Koski and his staff never rush with us. They will telephone us if necessary. Very careing

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January 25, 2019

I selected Dr Koski because I suspected he would merit the above ratings and I was correct in that. I have a much better understanding of my physical issue now that I met with Dr. Koski.

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January 21, 2019

Dr Koski is the BEST!

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January 18, 2019

I have previously referred 2 patients to *Dr. Koski; both very satisfied.

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December 26, 2018

Dr. Koski and his staff are excellent. Great bedside manner. Seems very interested in my outcome. I'm very happy with the results of my surgery.

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December 17, 2018

All my visits with Dr. Koski and his staff have been wonderful. I consider him to be the most professional, understanding and caring out of all the physicians I have had.

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November 23, 2018

This was probably the best appointment I have had for this issue!

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November 10, 2018

Dr. Koski eased all of my concerns. He listened and explained everything in detail and alleviated my fears about surgical procedure necessary. I would and have highly recommend Dr. Koski and his team.

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November 07, 2018

I'm impressed with Dr. Koski and his team. This was an excellent experience!

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November 04, 2018

I understand the Dr. Tyler Koski is very highly regarded I just found that the total experience was very cold. He never looked at the computer or showed me what he was seeing in the xray films to explain why he believed that I will need a full reconstruction of the current fusion and adding the disk above.

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November 01, 2018

I was very impressed with *Dr. Koski's attention and concern. #1. Excellent.

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October 21, 2018

Awesome visit! I would recommend Dr. Koski & His staff to anyone! Always very polite & informative! Coming from out of state for my visits, never mind the drive to see such a great Dr. & facility!

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October 19, 2018

Dr. Koski was exceptional. He was very friendly, it's very clear that he is a great Doctor, and he made me feel very comfortable; I'm very grateful for that.

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October 06, 2018

Dr. Koski has been very understand-ing about my pain & is trying the besthe can to get me ready to sustain sur-gery. It's very difficult & serious sur-gery so he has to have great caution.so far he's answered my questionswithout minding which is very import-tant & not always the case with a physician, esp. a surgeon.

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October 03, 2018

Alwsys a pleasant experience

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September 28, 2018

I greatly appreciate the care of Dr. Koski. He was thorough in his explanations. I am very fortunate to have had an appointment with him. His professional abilities were very helpful for me. Thank you.

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September 27, 2018

Dr. Koski is an outstanding physician, who examined my husband's condition very thoroughly. He noticed details about my husband's condition from the whole body xray that other surgeons did not even mention. Though He recommended possibly a fourth spinal fusion, than others, he was very much leaving the decision up to my husband as to when pain mandated the surgery. He also recommended knee replacement first to bring stability to his recovery from spinal surgery. We so appreciated his willingness to fit us in early in am before his surgery and did not rush us. He is very level minded in his approach. We have made a follow-up appointment with him in 5 months to reassess my husband's condition and have highly recommended him to other friends and medical providers who have need or patients in need for lumbar surgery.

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September 17, 2018

very informative and very good listener

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September 14, 2018

Always great service here! Dr Tyler Koski is a fantastic doctor

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August 16, 2018

I've already recommended Dr. Koski and Northwestern to a friend, Jerry Kaatz.

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August 15, 2018

I had a very good experience with care provider it was my first tine meeting them and I felt comfortable with them and asking questions

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July 30, 2018

I, unfortunately have been to various doctors in my 68 years. This facility was well run, courteous staff and timely. The time spent w/resident and particularly *Dr. Koski was thorough, compassionate & affirming.

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July 27, 2018

Dr. Koski always treats me with respect and concern.

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July 18, 2018

Dr. Koski is an exceptionally able and professional surgeon.

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June 24, 2018

Dr. Koski and his APN were exceptional. The both were exceptionally thorough regarding my history, current condition and potential solutions. Dr. Koski reviewed all films (MRI) with me to assure to I understood my current diagnosis and how any potential surgery would correct it. I felt very confident when I left that I had a great surgeon.

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June 13, 2018

*Dr. Koski and his team are all excellent at what they do and I would recommend their services to others. I am so pleased with the outcome of the surgery.

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June 11, 2018

Dr. Koski and Angie couldn't be nicer or more helpful and considerate of their patients. These appointments are a pleasure. The treatment i get is spectacular and I can't praise the doctor and his staff enough. He is the best!!!

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June 08, 2018

I would and have recommended Dr. Koski to many people. Those people have come to NMH just to see him, have surgery at NMH and have nothing but wonderful things to say.

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May 27, 2018

Dr Koski is very professional, yet down to earth in his concern for my condition. His explanations are in terms I understand. He has a warm compassionate presence that gives me calm and faith in his skill as a neurosurgeon.

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May 22, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Koski to many people who live in our building. There are several who have have already had surgery with Dr. koski.

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May 07, 2018

Entire care team provided time for detailed explanation and questions. Scheduled my surgery and pre-op appointments that day.

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May 07, 2018

Excellent experience and I am more than satisfied that I can be helped

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May 07, 2018

love dr Koski and staff!!

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May 02, 2018

dr Koski was EXCELLENT!!!!!! I was a new woman after my surgery! This was an overall great experience during a very awful time in my life of severe pain and disability. I have been restored thanks to Dr Koski!

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April 12, 2018

good

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March 28, 2018

The Dr. was much more engaged at this visit. He answered my questions completely and took time with me.

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March 20, 2018

Good.

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March 08, 2018

I feel very confident that I will receive the best care from Dr. Koski.

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