Areas of Care:
Dr. Kwon specializes in the surgical management of adult spine disorders. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spine surgery. Dr. Kwon was awarded his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and he completed an orthopedic surgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kwon is an active member of several medical societies, i.e., North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). Because of his extensive background in scientific research, he was asked to serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques – a preeminent peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal for spine clinicians. In addition, Dr. Kwon is a frequently requested speaker and often presents his research to national and international audiences.
In his own words:
“My approach to spine care is to explore non-surgical treatment options before recommending surgery. I often refer patients to a pain clinic, physical therapist, or a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specialist. Once appropriate non-surgical treatments have been exhausted, I educate patients about surgical techniques that have been shown to alleviate pain and stabilize the spine. My practice offers treatment solutions based on the patients’ overall state of health and lifestyle. I routinely perform the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques available today.
Spine surgery is often considered a last resort due the significant risks involved. Yet, there are times when surgery is not just the only option – it’s simply the better option. Early and accurate diagnosis of your spine condition is the first step toward alleviating pain and restoring your level of function. I welcome your questions and I look forward to helping you make the treatment decision that’s right for you.”