Patient Testimonials

I started running again slowly in August and was able to finish the half marathon at Disney on January 11th. I actually did better this year by 10 minutes.
P.A., Male, 50s ( Patient)
posted March 2015
I started running again slowly in August and was able to finish the half marathon at Disney on January 11th. I actually did better this year by 10 minutes.


I am relatively pain free and get better each day. Dr. Kwon is a genius with a great personality. I would recommend him and NEBH to anyone!
R.B., Male 60s ( Patient)
posted January 2015
I had a three level spinal fusion with rods and screws on 7/31. I was back coaching my high school golf team on 8/22. I played 18 holes of golf before Christmas. I am relatively pain free and get better each day. Dr. Kwon is a genius with a great personality. I would recommend him and NEBH to anyone!


If you need an evaluation or surgery, you could not choose a better doctor. Thank you Dr. Kwon!
CB, M, 40s
( Patient)
posted September 2014
I consider myself to be an active, physically fit person who leads a pretty normal life. However, I found myself with debilitating back and leg pain which basically stopped me in my tracks. I tried chiropractic, PT, and injections with no relief.

I then met Dr. Kwon, he knew right away what my problem was and told me how it needed to be fixed. I finally felt like I had an answer to my problems. I underwent spinal surgery (fusion from L4 to S1) and that terrible pain is gone. I have my life back and continue to improve everyday.

Dr Kwon is very personable and knowledgeable. He is a joy to meet with and never rushes you through your appointment. If you need an evaluation or surgery, you couldn't choose a better doctor. Thank you Dr. Kwon!


I found Dr. Kwon after several surgeons said they could not successfully operate to help any of the symptoms. Dr Kwon immediately diagnosed the problems and suggested two minimally invasive surgical procedures. I am thrilled to say that both were totally successful.
( Patient)
posted August 2014
Dr. Kwon is a fantastic surgeon and a great person !! I suffered from cervical and lumbar spine issues for a number of years. These problems resulted in symptoms of hand muscle loss, leg atrophy and pain, a dropped foot, and lower back pain. I found Dr. Kwon after several surgeons said they could not successfully operate to help any of the symptoms. Dr Kwon immediately diagnosed the problems and suggested two minimally invasive surgical procedures. I am thrilled to say that both were totally successful. Thank you Dr Kwon. by the way his staff is excellent also.


After minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, I am back to being active and pain free thanks to Dr. Kwon.
( Patient)
posted July 2014
After minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, I am back to being active and pain free thanks to Dr. Kwon. Being 36 yrs old and caring for an busy toddler was virtually impossible until I met Dr Kwon. I was not able to lift, walk or bend over without having debilitating nerve pain. After my spinal fusion surgery - they had me up and walking immediately. Continuing with my recovery and recuperation, I was able to return to work within 8 weeks and back to my busy lifestyle. My nerve pain is gone and I am completely pain free. I highly recommend Dr Kown. He is a great Doctor and very personable - changed my life and can't thank him enough.


A week and a half later, I was back at work. Three weeks later, I feel like my old self again. Dr. Kwon gave me my life back. Dr. Kwon is a true professional, extremely talented and a dedicated surgeon, and I for one would highly recommend him for surgery on your back.
D.A., Male, 50s ( Patient)
posted May 2014
I had serious pain running down my leg into my foot, then it progressed to tingling and pins and needles. Then the leg strength was starting to fade. I had a herniated disc at L4-L5 and it was not getting better.

After 4 months of resting and cortisone shots, I had enough. I was recommended to see Dr. Kwon by Dr. Rainville. As soon as I met Dr. Kwon in his office, it was clear to me that he was the Dr. for me. He clearly explained what he was going to do, and what I was to expect pre-op, and post-op. One could clearly see that he was full of energy and passion for what he does, and he had given me tremendous confidence in his ability and I was ready for surgery.
So after surgery was done, he stopped by to see me in recovery and said everything went well and you can go home in a few minutes. A week and a half later, I was back at work. Three weeks later, I feel like my old self again. Dr. Kwon gave me my life back. Dr. Kwon is a true professional, extremely talented and a dedicated surgeon, and I for one would highly recommend him for surgery on your back. Thanks Very Much Dr. Kwon, you are the BEST!


He not only operated on me he did surgery on my husband 2 yrs prior. Both were total success stories...
P.B., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted April 2014
Dr. Kwon is a miracle Doctor. He not only operated on me he did surgery on my husband 2 yrs prior. Both were total success stories and he is also so nice and kind and funny which make a big difference as a surgeon. I could not recommend him more and also say what a wonderful Doctor and hospital.

We love Dr. KWON...


This guy is the total package. He has love and respect for his patients which unfortunately happens to be a rarity. I love this guy and you will too.
C.C., Male, 20s ( Patient)
posted March 2014
In 2011 I received a spinal fusion surgery from Dr. Kwon. Since then I have had no real issues with my back at all. I did have another issue outside of the spec of his expertise and Dr. Kwon fought for me to get me the right specialist. His secretary was courteous and always called back which is extremely rare in this tainted health care system. Dr. Kwon cares about his patients and if anyone doesn't understand how rare that is let me be the first to tell you: It is extremely rare.

Doctors are very intelligent but often lack empathy and genuine bedside manner. This guy is the total package. He has love and respect for his patients which unfortunately happens to be a rarity. I love this guy and you will too.


My relief was instant and after a short recuperation I was essentially perfect.
R.K, Male, 50s ( Patient)
posted March 2014
I can not enough good things about Dr. Kwon and NE Baptist. Everything went right for me with my back pain issues. After being in pain for nearly 10 years, my physical therapist recommended I see Dr. Kwon. I was told my problem would never get better on its own, but was never pressured to have surgery. For me the decision was an easy one and so glad I elected to have my 5/6 discs repaired. The dr. used minimally invasive methods and I was up and about in 1 day! My relief was instant and after a short recuperation I was essentially perfect. Now 1 year later and I so glad to have planned it the way I did and will be forever grateful to all the wonderful medical folks that helped. Dr. Brian Kwon is the best there is at his specialty - have no fears.


I am virtually pain free. I experience mild lower back pain now and then but it is nothing compared to what I experienced before surgery.
S.W., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted March 2014
I am 6 years post-op for a spinal fusion on L5 S1. I experienced severe debilitating pain for 8 years before I was recommended to NE Baptist Hospital and met Dr. Kwon. Dr. Kwon improved my quality of life dramatically and I am virtually pain free, I experience mild lower back pain now and then but it is nothing compared to what I experienced before surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Kwon, he is wonderful!


The man has improved my quality of life tremendously after living with sciatic pain for the two year prior to my surgery. I am now back to my life, lifting weights, and pain free.
B.B., Male, 20s ( Patient)
posted February 2014
Two years post surgery and I still think about Dr Kwon at least once a week. The man has improved my quality of life tremendously after living with sciatic pain for the two year prior to my surgery. I am now back to my life, lifting weights, and pain free.


The day after the surgery the nerve pain was relieved. Five months post op, I can sit at my desk for hours at work and I can sleep throughout the night.
D.S., Male, 40s ( Patient)
posted December 2013
Before my ACDF surgery I was unable to sit for more than 5 minutes at a time and did not get more than two hours of sleep a night. I was seriously considering filing for disability at the age of 45. The day after the surgery the nerve pain was relieved. Five months post op, I can sit at my desk for hours at work and I can sleep throughout the night. Thank you Dr. Kwon and your staff. I am looking forward to resume playing golf next spring.


After being in constant pain for 6 months I underwent a microdiscectomy performed by Dr.Kwon. I NEVER felt the pain again!
S.W., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted September 2013
After being in constant pain for 6 months I underwent a microdiscectomy performed by Dr.Kwon. I NEVER felt the pain again! I attributed being pain free to the anesthesia on the ride home but it never came back. I had minimal pain medicine the first day and to just sleep the next night. That was it! It was like a light switch was flipped. Dr. Kwon was great


I walked around in agony before meeting Dr. Kwon (lower back pain running down my leg). I had tried physical therapy, back injections etc. but nothing helped. I had micro-surgery in August and was pain free immediately.
L.M., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted September 2013
I walked around in agony before meeting Dr. Kwon (lower back pain running down my leg). I had tried physical therapy, back injections etc. but nothing helped. I had micro-surgery in August and was pain free immediately. I am telling all my friends who think they need to put up with pain to at least go for a consult. In addition, Dr. Kwon is patient with questions and great at explaining things. A wonderful and skilled doctor all around!


He diagnosed my conditions, performed surgery and I was back on my feet in a couple of weeks and working a hectic full-time work schedule.
E.D., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted July 2013
Dr. Kwon was literally a lifesaver for me. I had misdiagnosed back pain for nearly six months and was barely able to walk. He diagnosed my conditions, performed surgery and I was back on my feet in a couple of weeks and working a hectic full-time work schedule. I don't know what I would have done without him.
Besides his tremendous surgical skills, he is extremely personable, an excellent listener, and easy to talk to. What more could you ask for?


Dr. Kwon was superb. He helped me understand what to expect with my surgery beforehand and post-op, after 6 months of incredible sciatic leg pain, I finally feel like my old self. Dr. Kwon is professional, detailed, talented, and highly recommended. Thank you!
C.J., Male, 30s ( Patient)
posted June 2013
Dr. Kwon was superb. He helped me understand what to expect with my surgery beforehand and post-op, after 6 months of incredible sciatic leg pain, I finally feel like my old self. Dr. Kwon is professional, detailed, talented, and highly recommended. Thank you!


The man is an artist. A+
G.H., Male, 60s ( Patient)
posted May 2013
Dr. Kwon exceeded all hopes! After 8months of feeling like somebody was shoving an ice pick into my 60 year old shoulder, a minimally invasive [cervical] foraminotomy completely solved my problem. He provided great communication about procedures and options, and his realistic goals were clearly stated. Fast recovery and 100% improvement. Scar? What scar?
So, as I gradually fall to pieces, I shall be counting on Brian Kwon to keep patching me back together. The man is an artist. A+


Dr. Kwon is my hero! After a year of suffering from a numb and burning sensation caused from herniated disk pushing on my siatic nerve, Dr. Kwon performed a laminectomy and gave me my quality of life back.
K.C., Male, 30s ( Patient)
posted March 2013
Dr. Kwon is my hero! After a year of suffering from a numb and burning sensation caused from herniated disk pushing on my siatic nerve; Dr. Kwon performed a laminectomy and gave me my quality of life back.

I cant say enough great things about Dr. Kwon. I couldnt stand up or walk for more than 10 mins without getting the numbing/burning so bad that it forced me to have to sit or squat down to temporarily relieve the pain.

After the surgery, I was out of work for three days, and within a weeks time, I felt 95% better. I am one month recovered and I am back in the gym and able to get back to my active routine again. I cant thank him enough and I would recommend this procedure to anyone with a similar situation.

Dr. Kown is the man! Thank you!


The week before my surgery I could not lift my legs to put my foot on the brake when driving my car. I presently take strength training work out classes!
J.F., Female, 50s ( Patient)
posted March 2013
I had 3 herniated discs and a great deal of arthritis in my back. I was in extreme constant pain, for at least 6 months, that it took me 2 hrs to get dressed in the morning. The week before my surgery I could not lift my legs to put my foot on the brake when driving my car. The surgery occurred 1 year and 2 months ago. I presently take strength training work out classes! My pain was immediately gone after surgery,and as I stated to Dr. Kwon, he is my Angel !!


I am now 3 weeks post op and feeling great.
( Patient)
posted February 2013
After suffering for many months with pain and numbness in my leg, Dr. Kwon performed minimally invasive surgery. I am now 3 weeks post op and feeling great. Dr. Kwon returned my quality of life.


I had my laminectomy with Dr. Kwon one month ago and I am extremely pleased with the outcome.
( Patient)
posted December 2012
I had my laminectomy with Dr. Kwon one month ago and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I estimate that approx. 80-90% of my spinal and leg pain is gone with the remaining 10-20% expected to dissipate as well.
I probably should have had the surgery at least a year ago.
It was also a pleasure dealing with Dr. Kwon. Great guy.


( Patient)
posted December 2012
Had a lumbar fusion day of Hurricane Sandy. One week later ceased using any pain medication. Five days after that stopped using a cane. Now a month after surgery, I\'m like new! Dr. Kwon is not only a great surgeon but very personable, too.


( Patient)
posted December 2012
Before my surgery, I couldn't walk, work, care for my home or myself without a great deal of assistance and pain. My previous doctor said he couldn't help me. Dr. Kwon performed minimally invasive surgery and thanks to him I am now fully independent, working full time without any limitations. He is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and an excellent surgeon. He gave me life back! He is the BEST!


The scar on my neck is no longer visible, after only 5 months.
( Patient)
posted October 2012
Dr.Kwon replaced two discs in my neck and I have had no pain or problems since. The scar on my neck is no longer visible, after only 5 months. He is very personable. At the time of my surgery I was 67 yrs old. I will recommend him to anyone who has a back or neck problem.


After a year of being in pain, my life is now back to normal thanks to Dr. Kwon!
( Patient)
posted June 2012
Prior to the surgery the searing nerve pain in my left leg from the herniated disk would not allow me to go grocery shopping or play with my young children. After a year of being in pain, my life is now back to normal thanks to Dr. Kwon! I can now walk, shop, and play with my kids without looking for the next place to sit down. The surgery has been life changing!


I cannot say enough (positive) about my experience with Dr. Kwon and all of the individuals who cared for me when I underwent surgery.
( Patient)
posted June 2012
Dr. Kwon is an extraordinary surgeon who truly understands the art of healing.

I cannot say enough (positive) about my experience with Dr. Kwon and all of the individuals who cared for me when I underwent surgery. As a nurse myself (with 30+ years of experience and still idealistic) I understand the challenges of providing excellent care and it does my heart such good to be able to say that I received excellent and compassionate care throughout my experience at NEBH. To be injured on the job at a large teaching hospital was a devastating experience (being a "workers comp" patient places one in the midst of world of bureaucracy, red tape and potentially prejudicial treatment, that is difficult to navigate even for those of us inside the system of healthcare!). I was so impressed by the care and compassion I received from all of the nurses as well as impressed with my anesthesiologist (again, excellent job done!). Consequently, I would highly recommend family and friends to Dr. Kwon and NEBH.

I knew the surgery was a great success upon my discharge....after 6 months of being unable to sit without unbearable pain, I was able to sit comfortably; it felt miraculous!!! Finally, I can sit and have dinner with my husband and son not to mention that I can stand and walk without pain again....before my microdiscectomy for nerve root compression I had a horrible quality of life and now I'm looking forward to returning to work as an Interventional Radiology Nurse and have already resumed restoration of my antique home and work as an artist. All of those who cared for me have my deep gratitude and apologies for not being able to recall all of your individual names!


This man is truly an artist. My scars are nearly invisible as well!
C.C., Male, 20s ( Patient)
posted May 2012
After my spinal fusion with Dr. Kwon I was able to return to MMA [mixed martial arts] and got into shape within 3 months. He did an excellent job, and I am now living again because of his minimally invasive procedure. This man is truly an artist. My scars are nearly invisible as well! This pic was taken 3 months following surgery. Thanks Dr. Kwon!
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My agonizing and debilitating pain shooting down my legs is gone. Thank you, Dr. Kwon!
P.M., Male, 50s ( Patient)
posted April 2012


After many years of back pain (cortizone shots, physical therapy)...and meeting Dr. Kwon I decided to have surgery. Best decision I made!
( Patient)
posted March 2012
After many years of back pain (cortizone shots, physical therapy)...and meeting Dr. Kwon I decided to have surgery. Best decision I made! Dr. Kwon was wonderful every step of the way from pre-op to post-op. I can't thank him enough. Only 7 weeks later...my back is feeling so much better! Thanks also to everyone @ N.E. Baptist...! Great hospital.


My quality of life has returned thanks to Dr. Kwon.
(ACDF Patient)
posted March 2012
My quality of life has returned thanks to Dr. Kwon. After successful ACDF surgery in 2007, I can sit, drive, eat a meal, work at my desk and function relatively back to normal. The pain of my day to day existence is gone. Thank you Dr. Kwon.


One year later I am still pain free and at my final checkup all is perfect. Thank you Dr. Kwon!
K.C. (Minimally Invasive Surgery Patient)
posted March 2012
After suffering with back pain for six months I went to Dr. Kwon and he determined my problem was arthritis. At his request I tried the pain clinic which was pain full and did not work. As a result I had surgery and a disk in my spine was removed and replaced with another material along with cadaver bone and epoxy. I was operated on a Thursday and released the following Saturday and walked out of the hospital pain free. In three week at my first check up I was walking close to two miles and at ten weeks after surgery I was playing golf pain free. One year later I am still pain free and at my final checkup all is perfect. Thank you Dr. Kwon


J.M. (MIS Deformity Patient)
posted October 2010
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I put my complete faith in him. Awesome man.
K.R. (MIS TLIF Patient)
posted September 2010
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My surgeon, Dr. Kwon, was wonderful. He kept me informed and made me very comfortable. Thank you!
B.Z. (Minimally Invasive Surgery Patient)
posted September 2010
My surgeon, Dr. Kwon, was wonderful. He kept me informed and made me very comfortable. Thank you!


Dr. Kwon assisted me very much with the nerve pain I was experiencing.
R.B. (MIS DLIF Patient)
posted September 2010
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To my great delight, the pain and numbness were gone after surgery and I am truly on the road to recovery.
T.J. (MIS TLIF Patient)
posted September 2010
After my initial visit with Dr. Kwon, I had a great deal of confidence. To my great delight, the pain and numbness were gone after surgery and I am truly on the road to recovery. From the time I called New England Baptist Hospital until the time I was released, everything and everyone was textbook professional. I am getting better day by day thanks to Dr. Kwon, the surgical team, and the people that helped me during my hospital stay.
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