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Meet Dr. Kevin Yoo

Kevin Yoo, M.D. received his bachelor's degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he double majored in English and Chemistry. He went onto Emory University School of Medicine graduating in 1993. After medical school, hedid his surgical internship at Emory University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. He then moved onto the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas where he attended graduate school and did research in the Department of Neurosurgery on brain tumors. Dr. Yoo then started his Neurosurgery Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois and completed it at University of California at San Diego where he obtained training in minimally invasive spine surgery. He then started his private practice in Neurosurgery in San Diego and has been practicing mainly at Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital at Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California. His practice specializes in degenerative spine, brain tumors, and neurosurgical trauma.

With many years in private practice, Dr. Yoo and his medical team understands that you may be overwhelmed by the options facing you. As our patient, you will receive a comprehensive consultation for your condition and hands-on insights and guidance.

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Patient Testimonials

Dear Dr. Yoo,
My father, Hansruedi Kiefer and I wanted to thank you from the bottom our hearts for the amazing job you did on fixing his neck (C1/C2). After the operation, he could barely move his toes and spent a few weeks in ICU. He wanted you to know that, after 5 months in rehab (in Switzerland) and a lot of hard work, he is back on his feet - walking freely!  Thanks to you and your amazing team at Scripps Memorial.  Thank you!
-Hansruedi and Tina, October 2016

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SD Neurosurgery Blog

Spinal Epidural Abscess

Published September 03, 2016 at 02:51


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Anticoagulants and Subdural Hematomas

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Thoracic Spine Fractures and Spinal Surgery

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Featured Article


Published January 13th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Neuronavigation is a precision-based surgical technology performed with the help of a group of computer-assisted systems that enable the neurosurgeon to navigate within the confines of the human skull and vertebral column. It is also the latest in image-guided and non-invasive neurosurgical techniques. It provides orientation to the neurosurgeon during surgery to map,...

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News and Updates

BMP doesn't show significant reduction in reoperations

Published April 16th, 2013 at 10:55 pm - No comments

BMP has gotten a lot of bad rep lately. This is technology that has its place in spine surgery but it is so powerful must be carefully used.

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