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Hans Zhang, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine

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Hans Zhang, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
English, Mandarin
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Introducing Dr. Hans (Hanci) Zhang

Dr. Zhang practices in the following locations:

Dr. Zhang's Clinical Areas of Expertise:

Q&A with Dr. Zhang

Tell us a bit about your background. How did you become a surgeon? What inspired you to specialize in spine surgery?

When I was a medical student, I found myself most drawn to orthopedics for the potential to really improve people’s quality of life. I remember patients telling us how they were so glad to be able to get back to the activities they loved and live the lives they wanted, and this was particularly profound in the spine clinics. Spine issues are complex and also commonplace - I saw it as an avenue to make the most impact in people’s lives.

What are some of the most common spinal conditions that you treat?

I treat spine conditions from the neck to the sacrum - frequently this means degenerative conditions such as arthritis or herniated discs, which can be seen along with nerve or spinal cord compression (myelopathy). I also take care of patients with scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, which can be seen in both pediatric and adult patients.

What drew you to join the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists? What excites you about working at the practice?

The doctors that I admired growing up were always part of my community, taking care of the people that they worked and lived next to. That is part and parcel of this Barrington Orthopedic group’s history and mission, one that I’m excited to join. I’m honored to work alongside all of the talented physicians, and I’m looking forward to taking care of our community.

Could you discuss any innovations or advancements in spinal surgery that you're particularly excited about?

We are constantly refining our understanding of the spine and how to better take care of it. This includes at the time of surgery with motion-preserving procedures such as disc arthroplasty or laminoplasty, or less invasive techniques to achieve the same goals. It also includes everything leading up to and after the surgery to help patients recover better and quicker. All of these things combined mean that we are constantly working to improve how we take care of our patients.

What is the most rewarding part of being a spine surgeon?

The most satisfying part of my work is hearing a patient get back to their lives and getting better, either with or without surgery. That’s always the goal everyday, and it’s truly a privilege to help care for our patients.

What advice do you have for patients who want to maintain the health of their spine?

Just like maintaining your overall health, taking care of your spine is a lifelong journey, and it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Staying active to maintain your strength and endurance will help support your spine, and as one ages, regular check ups to maintain your bone mineral density to prevent osteoporosis will also go a long way in preventing injuries.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself!

I enjoy cycling and running in my spare time, and top of the list right now is to run the Chicago marathon soon!

Dr. Zhang's Clinical Staff:



    Review Author Heather
    Posted OnJune 10, 2024
    Dr. Hans Zhang has a great bedside manner and is a very attentive doctor. I would recommend him to anyone seeking care for his specific area of expertise.
    Review Author T
    Posted OnApril 30, 2024
    Dr. Zhang was so attentive and thorough. His diagnosis was spot on when other physicians overlooked symptoms and signs. I am very grateful for the evaluation to set my mother’s life “back” on track! Thank you and to the very welcoming and kind staff.
    Review Author Marsha
    Posted OnApril 23, 2024
    Dr Zhang is so personable, knowledgeable , And caring. He took time with me, addressed my concerns, and explained my condition and my options. I feel that I am in good hands with Dr Zhang!
    Review Author Ralph
    Posted OnMarch 28, 2024
    One of the best doctors I have ever seen. Carefully explained everything with care and compassion. Great sense of humor with outstanding advice. I will never go anywhere else.
    Review Author Susie
    Posted OnMarch 21, 2024
    Saw Dr Zhang for the 1st time today and was very pleased. He is very pleasant, he spent time with me, really explained treatment and answered all my questions.
    Review Author Anonymous
    Posted OnFebruary 8, 2024
    Dr Zhang and his staff's care was efficient, professional, and friendly. He listened to my concerns and provided the answers. Would recommend to others.
    Review Author Anonymous
    Posted OnFebruary 6, 2024
    Dr Zhang was very professional and a great listener. Also, he was very thorough in gathering all information to give me a accurate diagnosis.
    Review Author Haley
    Posted OnFebruary 6, 2024
    Dr. Zhang is very knowledgeable and took the time to address all my concerns regarding my son. The check-in and check-out processes were timely and efficient.
    Review Author Rashica
    Posted OnDecember 28, 2023
    Great doctor! Dr Zhang was patient and well detailed with his diagnosis.
    Review Author Ankit
    Posted OnDecember 19, 2023
    Dr. Hans Zhang was great! We reviewed options for treatment and together we picked the best route to pain relief. In addition, X-ray technologists, front desk staff, and MA were professional and did a great job!
    Review Author Kathryn
    Posted OnNovember 7, 2023
    Dr. Zhang was generous with his time to understand my issue, explain his diagnosis, and provide options for a course of action. I felt completely heard and hopeful for a satisfying resolution.
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