Jason H. Ko, MD

Jason H. Ko, MD

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Primary Specialty

Plastic Surgery

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
  • Limb Restoration
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Duke University School of Medicine - 2004
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2011
Fellowships:
University of Washington - 2012

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (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 

515 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 19, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and explained everything well. They made sure I received additional tests right away.

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March 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ko is very knowledgeable and has been straight forward with his diagnosis of my condition. Very easy to speak to and always pleasant.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Totally feel very comfortable with any care

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Listens well.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Ko demonstrated that he is very knowledgeable able my nerve issue. He didn't rush the exam and answered all questions.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ko is very personable and I appreciated his bed side manner.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Very thorough and took the time to explained the steps he was taking and why.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He was understanding and answered all my questions

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ko was very thoughtful and caring during my visit.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Had good experiences with him.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Very caring and answered questions

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ko and his staff were thorough, forthcoming with their analysis of my problem, and discussed my options.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Ko is extremely knowledgeable. Takes time to explain and answer questions. He is a truly caring doctor. I completely trust him with my surgery.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

I did above, he is an excellent surgeon, communicates well, explains everything in detail and has great people skills. My results are very good !

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Just saw him again today...Showed professionalism and empathy for my injury.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr Ko, he listened to my concerns and presented solutions

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Efficient and attentive.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Reading his bio he seems top in his field. Too fast on testing.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Very kind and attentive in listening.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Did surgery on my arm, hand and leg. Can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel!

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January 11, 2022

4.0

Personable, knowledgeable & explained things in a way I could understand. He answered all my questions.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

I have only seen him once but he was proactive with my care and immediately brought in another physician as part of my team. If anyone can help me, I feel he can

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Ko. didn’t rush through my appointment.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Keeps me informed on healing process

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Great demeanor, extremely caring and knowledgeable. Always enjoy his personality.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Super reassuring, very knowledgeable, great bedside manner. Can not say enough good things about him!

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He was thorough, friendly, & took time to listen to me. He answered my questions & put my mind at ease.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Very caring and interested in helping.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

He seems very personal of your needs and the care he provides

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December 03, 2021

4.0

Dr. Ko came highly recommended by my suburban orthopedic specialist, which is why I sought him out. Seems very competent (no surprise), but have only spent a few minutes with him thus far, so still getting to know him.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

In pre op I was extremely nervous and he reassured me surgery was going to go well! From the very 1st appt Dr. Ko explained to me what they were going to do, the healing process along with answered any questions I had along the way!

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very patient

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November 16, 2021

5.0

I already recommended him to my manager

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Very thorough exam and explanation of my condition. Surgery was efficient and neat with the expected results. Dr Ko has a great bedside manner and is a master of his speciality

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November 12, 2021

5.0

very caring, he is the reason I have use of my hand.

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November 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko and his team are very much interested in the patient well being. I really appreciate that.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ko did all the work. I can’t do better than Dr.Ko.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon

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November 06, 2021

5.0

Creative options for treatment

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Professional

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Extremely pleased with the explanations given and subsequent course of action.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ko takes the time to listen to the patient.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Seemed very knowledgeable and personable during my brief first visit.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He introduced himself when he came into the room. He said that Dr. Vavra told him out me. That was very comforting knowing that Dr. Vavra remembered & cared enough to mention me & that Dr. Ko told me. He’s smart. His exam was extremely thorough.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Razor sharp.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

Answers all your questions and takes his time with you.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

He carefully listened to my concerns and answered my questions to my satisfaction. Great bedside manner and his staff was great as well.

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October 15, 2021

5.0

My experience is good enough to share !

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko Is exceptionally knowledgeable.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

He is professional and listened to my concerns.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ko put me at ease. He explained in detail what I can expect from the upcoming surgery. He answered all of my questions in a friendly manner.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko is delightful. I had complete confidence in his ability

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough.

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September 28, 2021

4.0

Dr. Ko was direct and detailed.

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko of course was the greatest part of this experience. My condition was new, rare and confusing. His consultation was just perfect. Starting with his detailed physical assessment of my wrist all the way through the attentive and expert and approachable manner, he helped us thoroughly understand my condition and options. Add to his expertise his perfectly spot-on warm demeanor and anything anyone could ever need to ensure the best possible visit was there.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

He did a great job reconstructing my right wrist after an accident.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Pleasant and appeared to have knowledge of my situation and what may or not be corrected.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ko explained all aspects of the surgical procedure. He is very professional, skilled and personable!

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ko has a great people way of explaining medical information. I was at ease during my time with Dr.Ko.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Very good. Takes time to explain.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Outstanding physician

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August 27, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and has great bedside manner. And gives you all the time you need.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

very talented and knowledgeable

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ko was informative, kind thorough.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko is a great dr - skilled, kind, explains everything well, honest.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

I felt better being in his care as he is a very skillful surgeon.

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August 16, 2021

5.0

Kind doctor

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August 14, 2021

5.0

He listens to your concerns, spends time with you by answering all of your questions.

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August 13, 2021

5.0

He performed excellent surgery and is very kind and personable.

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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August 12, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko's knowledge and expertise in reconstructive surgery along with his kind bedside manner has seen me through a traumatic accident. He is instrumental in giving me the best outcome possible.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

plus he didn't rush me through the appointment, spent time answering my questions.

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August 10, 2021

5.0

Very personable and easy to talk to.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Awesome dr

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Doctor Ko's decisions are given in great detail, then it's up to the patient to ask more questions or render our own decisions.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

He’s thorough, he listens and walked through all possible scenarios with me:

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Seams like a great doctor he explained everything very clear and took is time to listen to my concerns Thanks

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Helped me understand the possible causes for my condition, clearly explained what other steps we need to take to figure it out (and why). And just super approachable and smart.

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Explained things clearly. Instilled trust

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July 27, 2021

5.0

Expertise Demeanor Efficient

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko was extremely thorough I felt very cared for the focus of Dr Ko and his team was my well being.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

Dr.Ko listened to my concerns and answered my questions forthrightly.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Engaged. Caring. In control. Excellent physician

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Es un médico que explica todo al paciente y se toma su tiempo

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Intelligent, well spoken, easy to understand and on time.

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Excelente trabajo y acertado en sus diagnósticos Good job

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He performed couplex surgery with great skill and knowledge of issue.

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Recibi muy buena atención por parte del doctor

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April 23, 2021

5.0

He did surgery on me and it was extremely successful

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April 23, 2021

5.0

My scare barely noticeable, my pain is practically gone and I hope I can one day I will be able to bend backwards my thumb.

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Explained everything he was doing before and while he was doing it.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko is great and very professional. He explained things well to my understanding.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Ko is knowledgable, precise, positive, and thorough. I would trust my son in his care over and over again.

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April 09, 2021

5.0

I felt more confident in his care, he is professional, knowledgeable and caring.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Ko and his entire team are empathetic professionals that take the time to really listen to their patients. They were thorough explainers of my situation as well as the proposed treatment plans and gave me plenty of opportunities to ask questions. This was a complete 180 from the experience I had with the NM Dermatology doctor that referred to me to Dr Ko.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

He made me feel confident that he would be able to correct my problem

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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

Faculty member had an ownership or investment interest in the following companies

  • Mesh Suture Company

Consulting / Related Activities

Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities

  • Checkpoint Surgical, Inc
  • Edge Surgical
  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation
  • KLISBio

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