J. Everett Kooch, D.O. INTERVENTIONAL SPINE SURGEON
Dr J. Kooch is a Board Certified Spine Specialist, in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who focuses on conservative spine care without the use of narcotics. Dr. Kooch performs numerous interventional spine procedures, including state-of-the-art spinal cord stimulation. He has an osteopathic and functional rehabilitation background that provides a foundation for both diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. His philosophy is that the far majority of spine related conditions involve the “weakest-link” of our bodies. Regardless if this is a single trauma or small micro-trauma over time, “It is our job to identify these movement patterns that contribute to the spinal condition, reduce pain, and restore function by addressing the biomechanical issues. Physical Therapy is crucial to provide an education and a plan for not only recovery, but prevention.” -Dr. J. Everett Kooch
Dr. Kooch spent the bulk of his career with Coordinated Health/Lehigh Valley Health Network since 2004, and has been spending the past few years in healthcare consulting and research. Dr. Kooch has spent his entire career treating a full range of patients, including elite athletes from Lehigh University and Lafayette College, industrial athletes with work-related injuries, weekend warrior, and the Medicare population.
Dr. Kooch grew up in up-state New York and did his medical training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the country, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. His previous appointments included sitting on the Board of Directors at the Hospital Network, his teaching role as Fellowship Director, he has numerous publications, and as well he as been an integral part in developing several spine centers. He loves and enjoys his two daughters, yoga, and has his own podcast. He is always expanding his incredible repertoire of services he provides his patients, currently in the area of regenerative medicine and wellness.
Dr. Kooch has all 5 Star reviews in U.S. News and World Report and Findatopdoc.com