Kevin Swong, MD

Kevin Swong, MD

4.6 
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Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Primary Spine Tumors
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - 2012
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2019
Fellowships:
University of Michigan Health System - 2020

Media

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.6
4.6 

159 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

March 18, 2022

5.0

I have great respect for the staff keeping hold on to basic principles.treat others the way you want to be.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable

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March 07, 2022

5.0

The doctor was very understanding and patient.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Swong is very professional, and very personable, I felt comfortable with his approach and confident in his ability to diagnose and treat me. Dr. Swong is a very likable person.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr.listen to me& that he is inavasive to rush into the problems.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable also tries to explain everything in simple terms

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Professional: explaining medical terms simply and not feeling rushed, I even had Dr Swong's Nurse Practitioner (Katherine) called me at home to inquire about how they could help me. Who does that? Not many.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Gave me hope.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Patient, thorough, and professional .

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December 06, 2021

5.0

He answered all my concerns without my having to ask. He listened to what I had to say. He seemed genuinely concerned.Good personality.

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Empathetic, cares deeply about his patients, very skilled surgeon

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November 22, 2021

5.0

All went well during and after my carpel tunnel surgery. After the stitches were removed there was barely an indication that surgery was even done and there was no pain. Dr. Swong answered all my questions in a patient and friendly manner.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

Seemed to know his stuff, was on time and took time to answer questions.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Appreciated his honesty about needing more tests for more info and what potential outcomes may be.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Very good bedside manners.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Drs.bedside manners were excellent.He explained everything.The decision not to operate turned out to be correct!

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November 03, 2021

5.0

I felt that my visit with Doctor Swong went very well. I was searching for answers to my questions that he was able to provide. He also explained what type of testing that I would need so he could further look into my injury and for my recovery I would recommend him to other patients.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Attentive to my care needs and knowledge. In his firld

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Swong is very knowledgeable and friendly and is always willing to answer questions and provide information.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Friendly, good eye contact, makes sure you feel you can ask any questions.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Medical treatment ineffective.

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October 11, 2021

5.0

Very precise

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October 04, 2021

5.0

This is my second spine doctor at NWM and I liked my previous doctor a lot and when he left I was worried I wouldn’t find another great doctor - thankfully Dr. Swong is also excellent. He listens and I feel like he really cares about my health. Thank you so much, Dr. Swong

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Very eager to put patient at ease. Took his time to ensure patient understood everything.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Like his bed side manners and he is easy to communicate with.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Very helpful

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September 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Swing was very efficient. He explained everything clearly.

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Excellent Dr

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September 17, 2021

5.0

His a good doctor

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Swong is caring, knowledgeable, and confident. He listens to my updates and answers my questions.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, and great transparency and steps needed to be taken

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September 09, 2021

5.0

He has a good personality and went through explaining my condition by viewing my MRI.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

Really good at his job

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Empathetic, informative surgeon

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing and he don't just give you anything he gives his best.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

He seemed kind…good eye contact He was patient with all my questions

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Omg I can not say enough about him! He changed my life. Him and his staff I don’t know where I’d be without him.

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July 17, 2021

5.0

Professional attitude, but approachable.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. Swong listens and takes time to understand the patient. Love him!

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Swong was careful to explain details and potential plans for my problem. He is knowledgeable and competent.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

I absolutely adore Dr. Swong! He is the only doctor that would take the time and help me with my drop foot issue. He’s excellent on educating the patient and he has a lovely bedside manner.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

I’ll know the answer to that after I’ve been treated.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner Tell you what the plan in way that is reassuring

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May 12, 2021

5.0

Easy to communicate, efficient, mindful.

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April 30, 2021

4.0

He is no doubt very competent, just seemed somewhat aloof.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

We thought he was the best!! Very genuine, thorough, compassionate, concerned! Easy to understand. Showed and reviewed her MRI with us. Just superb!!!!!

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April 23, 2021

0.0

Doctor was good but So expensive, I paid 500$ To see doctor only 30 minutes

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April 21, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient friendly

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April 21, 2021

5.0

seems confident

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April 19, 2021

5.0

Very intelligent very honest

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March 22, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very organised and explained procedure well and was able to answer all questions.

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March 19, 2021

4.0

He toke time to explain his findings, offered a opinion, & explained my choices

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Very efficient discussion.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Patience, knowledge, reassuring, friendly, skillful a life saver.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Inspires confidence, has the appropriate credentials, excellent articulation of weighting of upside and downside risk and empathetic. Would be a 10 if I went through a technical (ie surgical) procedure with him.

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February 24, 2021

4.0

The dr is very nice it’s the waste of time taking my mama to the visit when it could have been done on phone 📱

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Just met him and felt very comfortable and informed

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. swong was very concern about my situation. He made sure I understood what I needed to know about my health and the Steps I should take.

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January 29, 2021

4.0

Have seen him once. He explained everything and answered all questions. Including a follow up questions later in the day. Made sure I understood everything. Only saying a 7 now because surgery is schedule for 2/19.

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January 25, 2021

5.0

He knows what he is doing.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

competent caring doctor.

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January 18, 2021

5.0

Caring, smart doctor

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December 28, 2020

5.0

To recommend him would be saying how confident I am that he will treat every patient with dignity and respect has he has me.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Nice guy, highly skilled and trained, 9 years experience, he works for NW, he fixed my leg 100%, he didn't give me staph, covid or kill me. A+

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December 06, 2020

5.0

A recommendation from me to others in need of medical care would be because he has a wonderful bedside manner that is very rare these days. That is just one of many good things I could say about the doctor that made me feel like I was more than a patient number to get a paycheck.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Listened, understood, advised

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November 30, 2020

5.0

He cares about you as a person and works with you for the best option for you

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November 27, 2020

0.0

This doctor never read the 6 pages of forms they give you to fill out about your condition. He seemed to have already has his mind made up about my condition before even meeting me. He spent more time explaining medical scenarios to the person he was training rather than listening to me

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November 18, 2020

5.0

his bedside manners ,his caring spirit patience,and just his entire demeanor

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable taking time to answer my concerns.

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November 11, 2020

5.0

Caring and knowledgeable physicians and staff.

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Very friendly professional service no long time wait. Concerned of my health

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November 02, 2020

1.0

Poor bed side manners. Was too busy looking at the computer screen when I was showing him my area of pain. Would not let me complete my sentence. Since I was not a candidate for surgery he did not seem interested in my case.

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November 02, 2020

1.0

Unsatisfactory experience with doctor

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November 01, 2020

5.0

He's brilliant and explains everything clearly.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

The doctors are top notched.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Nice, knowledgeable, experienced and he is a NW doctor. He has to be top notch.

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October 28, 2020

5.0

Great staff. Highly qualified Dr.s. NW handles ALL my healthcare.

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October 24, 2020

1.0

STILL WAITING FOR THE SECOND OPINION FROM DR SWONG, THAT'S WHY I MADE THE APPOINTMENT AND INVESTED 3 HOURS AND $200 FOR UBER.

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Inspires confidence and optimism about surgery

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October 17, 2020

5.0

Professional, responsive, felt I was in good hands

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October 14, 2020

5.0

Very efficient, on time. Both doctor and nurse were very clear and great bedside manner. Perfect explanation!

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September 23, 2020

5.0

Extremely kind and caring! He explained everything thoroughly and I feel I'm in the best hands possible!

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September 23, 2020

5.0

I feel like everyone gave me the best care possible! Every detail was explained to me and everyone there is so kind and patient.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Both my wife and I were impressed and reassured.

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September 21, 2020

5.0

Dr Kevin Swong is articulate, he listens, explains his reasoning and is most considerate. Best of all I trust his “humanity” and confidence.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Very mild-mannered and suggested a conservative approach in conjunction with reasonable expectations

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Swong made me feel very much at ease, listened to my complaints and rendered is opinion in layman's terms

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September 09, 2020

5.0

I was worried about my health conditions but Dr.Swong calm me down with great answers and clarifications of my condition.

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September 09, 2020

5.0

Great costumer service and team work. Everyone took their time to listen to me, my concerns and answer my questions without rushing.

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Kind, compassionate, listened, explained everything and made sure we understood.

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August 17, 2020

5.0

Smart. Efficient. Cautious. Judicious.

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Disclosures

Kevin Swong, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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