Dr. Ken Yonemura

Neurosurgery
Salt Lake City, UT, Canada
36 years experience male

Locations

Salt Lake Center for Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

6360 S. 3000 East, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Directions

Fax

8008861421

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare

Optum

Tricare

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Southern California and obtained a B.S. in psychobiology at the University of Southern California prior to attending medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. My neurosurgical residency training occurred at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) and was completed in 1990. I completed a spine fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ in 1991. I returned to UCIMC as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery joined my chairman in private practice in Seattle in 1993. From 1999-2005 I returned to academic neurosurgery in Syracuse, NY and from 2005-2011 was at the University of Utah. I currently see patients through the Salt Lake Center for Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: Utah

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Pseudotumor : The elevation of intracranial pressure in pseudotumor cerebri is different from hydrocephalus as the ventricles or spaces within the brain are not dil ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Osteoarthritis: The joints where the ribs attach to the spine can develop arthritic changes and may reflect a prior injury. Luckily, in this location along the sides ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical Disc: Your symptoms of paresthesias in the left arm with neck movement are commonly seen with a cervical disc herniation. Oral steroids may be of benefit to ... Read More

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Thank you notes
I have worked directly with Dr. Yonemura and he is an excellent surgeon, well versed in the latest technology in spine surgery. He is also a wonderful person with a great bedside manner.
Jul 21, 2013
Excellent thoughtful practical and useful answers
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yonemura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you but you're wrong about it being asymptomatic, I am in A LOT of pain before days end. That is how I found the problem
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Thanks! No pain..& no ring on my finger either..had been sitting watching a movie for approximately 30mins when symptoms started.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hoping that it's going to heal though and giving ti time...thanks!! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

UC Irvine Medical Center
Completed 1990
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