Wellington K. Hsu, MD
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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
- Medical Education:
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - 2001
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center - 2007
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics - 2008
Faculty ProfileProfessor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest HospitalNorthwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
August 19, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hsu is one of the finest doctors I’ve ever dealt with. He is calm, patient and takes the time to explain your situation clearly and concisely while also listening to your concerns. He explains what options are available to you and offers his recommendations on a plan of action with an eye toward the most pragmatic approach. You walk away with enough information to help you make a sound decision about next steps in your care. Dr Hsu also has a great back-up team that is very responsive to any follow-up questions and concerns you may have.
May 20, 20224.0 star star star star star_border
Dr. Hsu seems knowledgeable and competent. After some initial difficulties communicating regarding my condition and treatment options, I had a good interaction over the phone where I was able to get my questions answered and was able to understand the treatment plan.
May 09, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Hsu understood I was not comprehending what he was explaining to me about my test or future care. He was very patient. Dr. Hsu made sure I understood everything he was telling me. He definitely care about providing the best care possible.
April 25, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr Hsu and his colleague gave me their time, were patient, answered all my questions, and they helped me fully understand all of my options now and in the near future. They explained a few things that were essential to making an informed decision about my treatments. I don’t feel like the doctor pressured me at all or like he was too hands off, but like he wanted to empower me to do what’s best for me now and long term.
April 20, 20225.0 star star star star star
He was informed of my condition and pre-screening before he came in to the exam room. He was able to show me the cause of my pain on the MRI image as he explained it. Dr. Hsu was polite, listened to my concerns, gave me 2 options for treatment and asked which I preferred to try. He set me up for the second option if I needed it in the future. Dr. Hsu answered all of my questions in terms that I could understand.
April 14, 20225.0 star star star star star
He is the very best in his area of expertise. My best friend Dr Val Fugali had surgery on her neck several years ago and it was very successful. My 91 year old mother had stenosis surgery 9 years ago, very successful, and I referred my x boyfriend there 4 years ago for a disc pushing on a nerve, and again, a very successful surgery. His reputation is the best of the best and I felt my conference with him was very good. He explained everything in detail, answered my questions, and was very nice and friendly. His resident who I spoke to first was also very good. Explained my MRI in detail and answered all questions.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- Asahi Kasei Pharma (Asahi Kasei Corporation)
- Bioventus, LLC
- InfiniteMD, Inc.
- Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc
- Medtronic, Inc.
- Stryker Corporation
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
- Stryker Corporation
External Professional Relationships
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