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Dr. Rebecca Kuo MD

  • Dr.
    Rebecca Kuo
    Board Certified Spine Surgeon

    At the Illinois Orthopedic Institute, we treat the whole you.  With almost 30 years of collective, specialized experience, we are confident in our ability to provide the best orthopedic care for anything that ails you. With our ability to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate, we know that you are more than just an x-ray, a name, a number, and we strive to treat you. We know that you would love to live your life pain free and we pledge to do our utmost to help return to that life, with as little pain as possible.

    Orthopedic care that provides a personal focus on innovative treatments and doctor-patient relationships is what makes IOI the best orthopedic office in Joliet, Illinois. We believe that compassionate patient-focused care is the recipe for the best recovery experience possible and with a dedicated medical team, patients enjoy higher success rates. We believe in working with you so we can tailor your treatment to the life you have as well as the lifestyle you wish to attain.

    We would like to introduce you to IOI’s own Dr. Rebecca Kuo, our spinal expert and one of the best spinal surgeons Joliet has to offer!

    Dr. Rebecca Kuo has 11 years of Orthopedic Spinal Surgery experience and specializes in every facet of spinal conditions. Her expertise in spinal health began at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where she completed her spinal surgery fellowship at one of the country’s top hospitals. She then went on to complete a secondary fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Kuo’s unique experience and training allow her to treat every manner of spinal conditions, including unique deformities, scoliosis and pediatric cases.

    Dr Rebecca Kuo specializes in

    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Cervical decompression
    • Cervical fusion, anterior and exterior
    • Lumbar decompression
    • Lumbar fusion
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Sciatica
    • Back pain, neck pain, arm pain
    • Spinal cord issues
    • Spinal deformity
    • Pediatric & adult scoliosis
    • Spinal trauma
    • Nerve pain in arms & legs

    At Illinois Orthopedic Institute we pride ourselves on being able to provide support every step of way.  We provide on-site diagnostic capabilities, including a digital x-ray and MRI machine, surgery consultations, and postoperative physical therapy. We have everything you’ll need for a successful spinal surgery recovery.

    Dr. Kuo is highly experienced with the newest minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques as well as the more traditional open techniques to treat your personal spinal problem. Her goal is to help every patient resume their life and activities as quickly and comfortably as possible. After your medical procedure, IOI has everything you need to recover in a safe and timely manner, focusing on strength and flexibility.  We will also help you learn how to prevent future injury to ensure you are back to your daily life in a way that keeps you active and pain free!

    Minimally invasive spinal procedures are an excellent modern alternative to older surgical methods, allowing access to the spine with minimum incisions.  This helps keep the surrounding healthy tissue from unnecessary damage while allowing the procedure to occur.

    If you have arm or leg nerve pain caused by an impinged nerve, there are options! From physical therapy to minimally-invasive micro-decompression surgery, we have an answer to your problem. If you require a cervical or lumbar fusion, Dr. Kuo combines over a decade of experience with cutting edge procedures, making her the best spinal surgeon in Joliet, and she is dedicated to compassionate doctor-patient care for every single patient.

    You are more than a medical case!  You are a unique individual and your treatment program and care will reflect that!

    Dr. Kuo’s Awards & Honors:

    • Top 31 Spine Surgeons & Specialists, Beckers Spine Review 2003
    • Elective: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Obstetric & Gynecology, 2000
    • Surgical Selective, 1999
    • Medical Ethics & Law 1998
    • General Pathology, 1998
    • Comparative Law, Highest Grade 1995

    Dr. Kuo’s Education:

    • Fellowship, University of Texas Houston – Houston, Texas, Spine Fellowship 2006-2007
    • Residency, Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois, Orthopaedic Surgery 2001-2006
    • Medical School, Rush Medical College – Chicago, Illinois 1997-2001
    • Pre-medical School, Dartmouth College – New Hampshire, Bachelor of History 1988-1992

    The Illinois Orthopedic Institute offers a broad range of services for your spinal health. We pride ourselves on our collection of experts in sports medicine, spinal surgery, and podiatric surgeries. From prevention to diagnosis and treatment, we offer conservative and surgical approaches to help you with your orthopedic, podiatric, and spinal issues. Our wide array of options, almost 30 years of experience, and diverse areas of expertise make IOI the best orthopedic office in Joliet, Illinois. Let us help your lower your spine pain today.