Wellington K. Hsu, MD

Wellington K. Hsu, MD

4.7 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthobiologic Implants
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Related Spine Injury

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center - 2007
Fellowships:
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 2008

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Faculty Profile

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

4.7
4.7 

730 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He's a good doctor and surgeon, and I have the utmost confidence in him, and his staff.

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March 29, 2022

4.0

He is willing to seek out what is causing the problem.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He has a good bedside manner and explained all my options

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He was so confident with my issues and I feel if anyone can help me he can. I just want to sit again without pain and he’s my hope.

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March 21, 2022

4.0

Knowledgeable, personable, and brings his info to the level I can understand

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Great doc. Exudes confidence

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He as professional, caring, and addressed my concerns.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu is a great listener and responds to my questions and needs

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Excellent at explaining information and answering questions.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He’s very thorough

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March 14, 2022

5.0

One word… Trust

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu talked and explained my condition in terms I could see understand. Service was prompt.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

Takes the time to listen which is very important now adays. Details the issues with my spine .

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He was very cordial during my visit.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

He gave an excellent understanding of my condition and my knowledge of managing my pain.

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March 09, 2022

4.0

Difficult for me to say, I was only with him for maybe 5 minutes.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Very friendly, easy to talk to. Got right to the point. He had cool shoes too.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu makes you feel comfortable as to what he's going to do and answers your questions!

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March 07, 2022

5.0

His advice was excellent

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He listens and explains procedures and results so what he says is clear.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Experienced and knowledgeable about my condition, causes and treatments

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Felt he understood and listened to my concern and was extremely supportive.

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March 04, 2022

4.0

He did order the therapy modalities which were needed, however was very brusk. He also ordered for the wrong side of back, after stating 3 times it was on the left.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

He took all the time that I needed and answered all of my questions.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Good Dr that really care about his patients

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Cares for me for years. His plans are good and they help. Good bedside manner and explains things well

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February 28, 2022

5.0

I was only there for an ime not for actual consultation but he seems like a very nice man.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

He’s very professional concerned about your issues and find a treatment that’s best to help you

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Highly rated! An expert in his field!

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February 11, 2022

4.0

Only my first visit but he appeared very knowledgeable.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Dr Hsu appears to have a good bedside manner and listens

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Was highly recommended by my oncologist

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr, Hsu did my spine surgery in 2017. I had a major surgery. After my surgery when I woke up, I was able to get up and never experienced any pain from that day to this day and no one can tell from my neck that I had surgery, there is no scar. I love Dr. Hsu he is excellent.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Reputation, bedside manner, communication skills!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

I liked Dr Wellington Hsu and found him to be very professional and knowledgable. He showed interest in my health problems, gave me explanations about my MRIs and advice on treatment options and next steps that made me feel less worried.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Knowledge and willingness to listen

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Makes recommendations but leaves choice to the patient

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu answered all of my questions and spent time with my husband and me.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dude is smooth, gotta give him that. He was clear and to the point about the issues and his recommendations and even gave me a rec for a good place to take a conference call afterwards. That's AWESOME bedside manner.

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January 21, 2022

4.0

He was a very nice doctor to me

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu was as professional, thorough and outstandingly informative and detailed . Everything I heard he would be. He was so great to meet with.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

He was very nice, knowledgeable, thorough.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Hsu was recommended by one of his Colleague at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hsu explained my condition thoroughly in terms easy to understand. He provided me with the options for treatment and answered all of my questions and concerns.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He explains everything to a level the layperson can understand.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

Professional and courteous. I felt confident with his diagnosis and appreciative he cared about me as a person.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Fixed my back!

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Great knowledge surgeon. Honest and forthright giving realistic options for treatment and care

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Very professional & understanding

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December 22, 2021

5.0

Professional

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December 21, 2021

4.0

Gave me good answer

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December 20, 2021

5.0

He listened and asked me if I was comfortable with the plan of action. Excellent way to involve me in my care but you would be surprised how many caregivers do not do this. Thank you Dr Hsu!

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December 19, 2021

5.0

He was great informative and cared to explain and answered my questions

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December 11, 2021

5.0

He's very knowledgeable.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hsu was thorough and caring.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Professional and attentive

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Hsu is easy to talk to and us very thorough!

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He seemed to understand my complaints and listened patiently to my concerns

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Shu takes his time to explain everything and is never in a rush. He seems to be concerned with my health.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Did surgery before on my back

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November 17, 2021

5.0

He's been very straightforward in describing my options. I'll be able to comment further after my surgery in Feb.

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November 16, 2021

5.0

Thorough, friendly, and known expertise

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Straight and to the point.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

personable. explained thing so that anyone could understand.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

I've recommended him to every person that has a back problem that I know. Dr. Hsu and his team are the best I've ever dealt with. He is such a great listener and always gives several solutions to issues. He is my favorite doctor.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He clearly explained my problem and recommended my next course of action.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is talking about and gives great advice

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Be the patient, I trust him. Fishing the surgery, when I had appointment see him again, I just can’t hold my tears, I was crying, just thank him, so good surgeon. Up to know I feel good. I like f/u again for PT program. Because I trust him.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

wonderful

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November 03, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon and cared about me.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He did my 2 surgeries

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November 01, 2021

5.0

was direct and explained all of my options

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October 29, 2021

5.0

My visit was for a second opinion and Dr Hsu delivered the quality care that I expected. He answered my questions and dealt with me in a very professional, competent way that gave me high confidence leaving the apt that I knew what I came to find out. Also, so pleased with the exchange between Dr and patient so we could discuss the best pathway forward given there are multiple options available.

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Good care

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October 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent service

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He was friendly and professional.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hsu is absolutely phenomenal!! I am so grateful that I was referred to him by a life long friend (who is also a neurosurgeon). Dr. Hsu is a wonderful person, the first requirement for being a good physician. He truly cares about the patient, not just as a patient but as an actual person. It is so easy to talk to him, he has a way of making you feel very at ease. He does not talk down to his patients. Dr. Hsu wants to be sure that all of your questions are answered; there is no rushing. His skill as a surgeon is unquestionable—he is a magician!!! He can also predict the future! I have heard horror stories of surgeons with deplorable bedside manner—that is DEFINITELY NOT THE CASE WITH DR. HSU!!! I have already recommended Dr. Hsu to a few people that I am confident he can help!

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hsu has preformed two surgeries on my spine. I am not paralyzed because of his skill in the Operating Room. He is also very caring, and listens carefully to my complaints and concerns.

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October 18, 2021

5.0

Professional and to the point. Excellent communication.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor

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October 10, 2021

5.0

Excellent skills

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Hsu took time to explain the procedure and answered all of my questions. Post procedure I feel great.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Skillful and kind

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October 05, 2021

5.0

Because of what I wrote in the first block. He’s engaging, listens well and happy to answer questions.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

He is excellent: knowledgeable, adept at explaining things, courteous and collaborative. He has my complete trust.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Professional opinion

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September 30, 2021

5.0

The knowledge that they have Will help me work though my problem.

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September 27, 2021

4.0

Highly recommended

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September 23, 2021

4.0

knowledgable

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Trust in medical expertise and speciality

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Wellington Su, I can't say enough about his professionalism and the concern for me as his patie nt. In fact, I just recommended my cousin to schedule an appointment that's how sure of him I am.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

So far very good. Ask me after surgery😊

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Caring and very skillful

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August 29, 2021

5.0

He listens to your concerns and explains what happens next.

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August 28, 2021

4.0

Personable and empathetic

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August 25, 2021

5.0

He’s a rockstar. Spends time answering all your questions. Could not be happier with my experience with Dr Hsu 10 years after my surgery.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Successful surgeries (2 times)

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Answered all my questions.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Explained everything thoroughly

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Through explanation of my MRI along with ways to treat my symptoms. I felt that Dr. Hsu was caring and concerned about my issues. I’m very impressed overall with my first experience at NM.

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