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Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Spine
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Biomechanics
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Stabilization Surgery
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Surgery
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Central Nervous System (CNS) Malignancies
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Canal Stenosis
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
  • Cervical Herniate Disc
  • Cervical Spine Kyphosis
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Thoracic Herniated Disc
  • Thoracic Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Tumors
View all 27 Specialties +


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About Hoon Choi, MD, PhD

Dr. Choi is a robotic spine surgery expert (minimally invasive and complex spine surgery for degenerative, deformity, tumor, and trauma indications).

With his unique surgeon-engineer background, Dr. Choi leads translational engineering research for personalized spine surgery.

Dr. Choi is a board-certified fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon (Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery), a biomedical engineer (PhD), and an inventor.

Dr. Choi has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery
Milwaukee, WI USA

Residency - State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA

Residency - Boston Childrens Hospital (Massachusetts)
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Auckland School of Medicine
Auckland, New Zealand


  • Neurosurgery

Specialty Interests

Spine surgery, Spine neurosurgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Robotic spine surgery, Adult spinal deformity, Artificial disc replacement, Complex spinal instrumentation, New technology in spine surgery, Translational research, Biomedical engineering

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Hoon Choi, MD, PhD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/6/2022, Dr. Choi has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Choi receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Teslake, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

133 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Dr. Choi's staff need training!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Found Dr. Choi to be excellent he made my appointment well woth the tripnand put my mind at ease

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

The doctor took the time to explain everything and answer questions

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Excellent nurse, receptionist, and doctor

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Outstanding doctor with a great deal of knowledge. I've been a Family physician 22 years and would refer patients without reservation.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr. Choi did not show up and send someone from his team

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Choi was very thorough and helpful looking forward to our next telehealth visit on July 28

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

One of the best physician patient interactions of my career, 40 years experience as a Hosp. CEO. Vast experience in working with MD's

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr. Choi is professional and takes the time necessary to explain his assessment and answer questions. Amiable.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Choi was thorough and informative re: my spinal issue. Excellent examination, bedside manner and fund of knowledge.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

It's always a great experience with dr Choi and his PA Gustavo

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Would highly recommend Dr. Choi.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Choi is one of the best surgeons Cleveland Clinic has had in a long time.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I could not be more satisfied with my experience with the MD and RN.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

The best experience after 2 years in chronic pain .Dr Choi is an excellent profesional. He excited my expectations.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Very happy with Dr. Choi and his staff and Cleveland Clinic as a whole.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

PA was a very nice young man, Dr. In his own country, should continue his education in USA great asset to Dr. Choi's staff.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

The best medical practice I ever used. Dr. Hoon is ab exceptional professional.

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

I could not be more pleased with the care I have received from Dr. Choi and his neurosurgical team-he/they have been excellent

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

I was very please with the professionals The dr and staff were excellent

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr Choi is an excellent neuro surgeon, I have suffered with a herniated disc for many years and have been in chronic pain for almost a year. I am pleased with the results so far and cannot thank him enough for the relief that I have gained from this surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Choi and I trust his expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

I came to Dr. Choi for a second opinion regarding my cervical spine for two herniated disc. C5-C6 & C6-C7. Dr. Choi and all the staff at the Cleveland clinic that I worked with were excellent and I would recommend them highly to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr Hoon Choi was excellent and I recommend him highly to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

I can't say enough how great Dr. Choi was about answering all of my concerns about the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Choi took the time to explain my condition, MRI, and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Choi was great at explaining all aspects of my pain. He was thorough, & respectful.

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