Dr. Steven Hwang

Neurosurgery
Boston, MA
20 years experience male

Locations

Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

Address

800 Washington street, Box 178, Boston, MA
Directions

Fax

6176367587

About

Bio

I completed my neurosurgical training and was fascinated by pediatric neurosurgical issues, so I pursued additional fellowship training in spinal deformity/scoliosis and a second fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery. I also treat adult patients to help provide continuity of care for patients.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

8 Answers
1 Agree
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
Different studies: A ct scan generally shows bone better and may identify certain types of pathology and also involves receiving some radiation. However an MRI would sho... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
No: Assuming there were no complications from your surgery, you should not need a csection or a redo fusion. If you had a posterior spinal fusion and hav... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
Probably: It is not uncommon to have shoulder asymmetry in relation to scoliosis although what you are describing may be more in relation to your cervical spine... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
No, it should not.: Gliosis of the occipital lobe should not cause any anatomic differences in your eyes. You should have the gliosis evaluated and followed if it has no... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
Unlikely related: Your gaseous state is unlikely related to your spinal fusion. What kind of spinal fusion could be helpful, but you would likely be better off having ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
No, it should not.: No. Lumbar (lower back) disc herniations should not cause neck pain or left arm symptoms. Cervical (neck) disc herniations however may cause your sym... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
No: Cervical spondylosis means the spinal canal is narrowed in your neck and lumbar is similar in the lower back. They can be associated because patients... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hwang
20 years experience
Papilloedema: Papilloedema describes swelling of the optic disc which may be reflective of elevated intracranial pressures. Elevated intracranial pressures can be ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hwang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have an appt with neurosurgeon thank you for the help
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for answering my question
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Could it be from taking meds

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, ON
Graduated 2003MD

Awards

Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
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