Jason H. Ko, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Plastic Surgery

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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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

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment 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 

507 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 30, 2022

4.0

I have just met him. I have nothing on which to judge. I have not had surgery

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August 29, 2022

5.0

Just absolutely fantastic care! So pleased with my surgery and how smooth my recovery has been!

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August 29, 2022

5.0

Though I have not had my surgery yet I found him to be reassuring and informative.

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August 26, 2022

5.0

He listens, and when he talks he is not condescending. What he says makes sense.

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August 23, 2022

5.0

My issue is on my upper arm. Dr. Ko specializes in brachial plexus and nerve issues.

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August 16, 2022

5.0

Knows his stuff. Personable. Explains things well

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August 15, 2022

5.0

He communicates well and seems thoughtful about his plans and treatment.

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August 12, 2022

5.0

He expressed confidence that the procedure is going to be a success.

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August 12, 2022

5.0

Takes good care of me.

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Good listening and very confident of his recommendation.

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Good doctor and explained to me we’re going

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August 08, 2022

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable and thorough Takes time to answer all my questions and explain everything.

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August 05, 2022

5.0

He was so kind. Gave good explanation and very gentle. Made me feel very comfortable

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August 05, 2022

5.0

Very nice Doctor. Went over everything with me. Answering my questions. I’m very happy with him.

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August 05, 2022

5.0

Reassuring Personal Professional

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August 04, 2022

5.0

Very personable and explains everything that is going to happen.

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August 02, 2022

5.0

Knew what was wrong with my hand

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August 02, 2022

5.0

he was excellent.

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August 01, 2022

5.0

His bedside manner is amazing and I know my surgery with him will be a success!

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July 29, 2022

5.0

Great doctor! Great surgeon! Had nerve decompression on my legs, nerve decompression and tunnel releases on my arms and am back to walking on a regular basis and doing things I could not do for a very long time. I highly recommend Dr. Ko!

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July 26, 2022

4.0

Just met him, see how it goes with surgery and follow ups.

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July 25, 2022

5.0

He's the best... Kind, compassionate, thoughtful and funny ...

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July 23, 2022

5.0

He explained everything very well and it’s one of the best surgery experiences I have had, with minimal pain.

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July 23, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable, and explains course of treatment well.

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July 19, 2022

5.0

Good Dr

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July 19, 2022

5.0

Polite and professional

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July 18, 2022

5.0

Seems knowledgeable

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July 14, 2022

5.0

Very nice Doctor who cares. He explained everything what he was going to do.

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July 14, 2022

5.0

top doctors & staff consideration, evenhumor

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July 11, 2022

5.0

High marks for professionalism. Quite personable. Was very patient and caring. All questions were thoroughly answered. Left feeling especially confident that the right choice had been made in placing my care in Dr. Ko’s hands.

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July 11, 2022

5.0

He was very nice

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July 09, 2022

5.0

He is the best doctor out there

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July 03, 2022

5.0

Listens,explain , takes action, pleasant professional attitude

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June 20, 2022

5.0

Very nice doctor and seems very knowledgeable

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June 16, 2022

5.0

Very thorough… great doctor!

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May 31, 2022

5.0

Very thorough

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May 19, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring. Made sure I was improving and explained the process very well.

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May 17, 2022

5.0

He was excellent. but the wait time for Surgery is 3 months.Really disappointed in the date for surgery

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May 17, 2022

5.0

Skilled surgeon.Bonus that he has an excellent bedside manor and caring.

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May 16, 2022

5.0

He is my favorite physician to ever have treated me. He asks about me as a person and truly makes my visits with him something to look forward to

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May 13, 2022

5.0

He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable

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May 13, 2022

5.0

He made me feel very comfortable and did a great job

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May 09, 2022

5.0

He explained things very well.

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May 09, 2022

5.0

He took the time and listened to what I had to say. Was honest about what needs to be done. Was very nice.

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May 02, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable physician.

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May 01, 2022

5.0

Promt courteous and professional services

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April 28, 2022

5.0

Very thorough, up front and honest.

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April 26, 2022

4.0

Good care overall; improvement in communication would make my score higher.

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April 25, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain all of my options and the pros and cons of each.

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April 25, 2022

5.0

So far Dr. Ko has been fantastic and someone I would give reference to for anyone in my condition.

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April 22, 2022

5.0

He was on time. Great bedside manner was through friendly made me feel comfortable talked with me not at me.

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April 22, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, great surgeon!

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April 11, 2022

5.0

Good guy

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April 11, 2022

5.0

So far, he did what he said he was going to do

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April 04, 2022

5.0

He is trying to help me with a difficult problem

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March 19, 2022

5.0

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

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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 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 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

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

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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 07, 2022

5.0

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

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable.

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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 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

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

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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December 03, 2021

5.0

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

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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 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly

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November 09, 2021

5.0

Great surgeon

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Professional

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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 15, 2021

5.0

My experience is good enough to share !

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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 12, 2021

5.0

He is professional and listened to my concerns.

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Very thorough.

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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 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 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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Disclosures

Industry Relationships

Ownership or Investment Interests

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

  • Mesh Suture Company

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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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