Joseph T. Ho, MD, PhD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
My primary responsibility is to the patient, although often, the patient's loved ones are a close second. To that end, I strive to provide compassionate and individualized guidance in helping patients decide their goals and best course of treatment for reaching those goals. Additionally, my goal is to bring the highest quality treatment with the widest range of treatment options, for even the most acute neurological diseases, to the local community, allowing patients and their families to stay closer to home.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
University of Washington
Medical School
2006
UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Internship
General Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Residency
Neurosurgery
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship
Howard Hughes Research Scholar
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Fellowship
Neurointerventional Surgery
University of Washington
Graduate Education
Doctorate, Neurobiology and Behavior
Professional Associations
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Joint Cerebrovascular Section, AANS/CNS, The AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma &; Critical Care, Society of Neurointernventional Surgery, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association
Personal Interests
Dr. Ho enjoys spending time with his family in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, including his wife (a family practitioner with an interest in the underserved), two children and two dogs. In addition, he was motivated to move back to the Pacific Northwest because his elderly parents still live in the area.
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal vertebrae
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • arachnoid cyst
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • astrocytoma tumors
  • awake craniotomy
  • back fracture
  • back surgery
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • berry aneurysm
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • bone growth stimulator
  • bone tumor
  • brain laceration
  • brain neoplasms
  • brain surgery
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • carotid artery angioplasty
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carotid stent
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar tumor
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral angiogram with stenting
  • cerebral angiogram with tumor embolization
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chordoma
  • choroid plexus tumor
  • cingulotomy
  • clipping of brain aneurysm
  • clivus chondroma
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • compression fracture
  • congenital cerebral hernia
  • cordotomy
  • corpus callosotomy
  • cortical mapping
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • cranial nerve repair
  • cranial puncture
  • cranial vault malformations
  • craniectomy
  • craniocele
  • craniopharyngioma
  • craniorachischisis
  • craniosynostosis
  • craniotomy
  • cranium bifidum
  • csf shunt removal
  • decompression laminectomy
  • decompression median nerve at elbow
  • deep brain stimulation
  • deep brain stimulation asleep
  • deep brain stimulation awake
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • diplomyelia
  • disc arthroplasty
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • dorsal column stimulator
  • dural sinus thrombosis
  • electrical sacral stimulation
  • embryonal cell tumors of the brain
  • encephalocele
  • encephalocele repair
  • encephalomegaly
  • endonasal transsphenoidal approach
  • endovascular coiling of aneurysm
  • ependymoma
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • epilepsy surgery
  • extradural abscess
  • facial pain
  • facial spasm
  • flow diversion for cerebral aneurysms
  • gamma knife
  • ganglioglioma
  • ganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • ganglioneurocytoma
  • germ cell tumor
  • glioma
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • head reconstruction
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • hemispherectomy
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydrorhachis
  • injury of optic chiasm
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial angioplasty
  • intracranial arterial bypass
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial mass
  • intraspinal abscess
  • intraventricular endoscopy
  • kyphoplasty
  • kyphosis
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lesion of median nerve
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of posterior tibial nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • lesion of ulnar nerve
  • lipomyelomeningocele
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lower back injuries
  • lower back pain
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant brain neoplasm
  • malignant neoplasm of brain stem
  • malignant neoplasm of cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • medulloepithelioma
  • meningioma
  • meningocele
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • microvascular decompression
  • migraine surgery
  • migraine treatment
  • minimally invasive spine surgery
  • moyamoya
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • neck fracture
  • neck injury
  • neck pain
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neoplasm of brain stem
  • neuroblastoma
  • neuroectodermal tumor
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neurogenic claudication
  • neuronal glial tumors
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • olfactory neuroblastoma
  • oligodendroglioma
  • open biopsy of brain
  • optic nerve decompression
  • optic nerve glioma
  • optic nerve sheath meningioma
  • optic nerve surgery
  • orbital nerve decompression
  • osteomyelitis
  • paraganglioma
  • parkinsons surgery
  • percutaneous angioscopy
  • percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy
  • peripheral nerve surgery
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • peripheral schwannoma
  • periventricular mass
  • petrous apex tumor
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pineoblastoma
  • pituitary adenoma
  • pituitary tumor
  • post-laminectomy kyphosis
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • prolactinoma
  • radiculopathy
  • rathke's cleft cysts
  • removal acoustic neuroma
  • repair of brain
  • resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • ruptured brain aneurysm
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • sacroiliitis
  • scheurmanns disease
  • sciatica
  • scoliosis
  • shevel procedure
  • skull base approach
  • skull base tumor
  • skull fracture
  • spina bifida
  • spinal abscess
  • spinal cord anomaly
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal cord stimulator
  • spinal dural graft
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal meningioma
  • spinal schwannoma
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spine stapling
  • spondylectomy
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • spondylosyndesis
  • spongioblastoma
  • standard transphenoidal approach
  • stereotactic brain biopsy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • subcaudate tractotomy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • subpial transection
  • surgery for spasticity
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarlov cysts
  • temporal tumor
  • tethered spinal cord
  • topectomy
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • ulnar nerve decompression
  • ulnar nerve surgery
  • vagal nerve stimulator
  • vagal stimulation
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular malformations of the spine
  • ventricular shunt
  • ventriculo peritoneal shunt
  • ventriculocisternostomy
  • ventriculostomy
  • vertebral artery stenosis
  • vertebral epiphysitis
  • vertebral fracture
  • vertebroplasty
  • visual cortex injury
  • von hippel-lindau disease
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

3.8 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 8 Comments)


100

10/18/2017
I had a MRI DONE and I have a bulging disc with a nerve pushing against it. Dr. Ho was able to see me soon and he was very nice explaining what is going on with my disc. I have never had this happen before. He was very understanding.
20

09/25/2017
It appeared he was just reviewing my case for the FIRST TIME while he was in the room with me. I got this impression due to what appeared to me as Google'ing or WEB MD'ing my conditions. [...]
50

08/29/2017
Dr. Ho basically just agreed with Dr. [...]'s notes, and he did not refer me. I thought that I would get a different perspective as my spine is NOT SOLID, and I have a disc that is moving - not a great exam.
100

08/23/2017
I have meet w/ Dr. Ho,once, verry nice man we spoke about my condition, and I left feeling like I'll be in good hands
100

07/30/2017
I only see Dr Ho once a year. He is thorough and explains everything clearly.
90

07/26/2017
we are very happy with the service we received.
50

05/18/2017
It actually took a little longer then it should have to see the doctor, working with his office took some extra work on my part.
 

04/17/2017
I felt Dr. Ho made sure we understood what would transpire.
 
Providence Medical Group Southwest Washington Neurosurgery
615 Lilly Road Northeast Suite 220
Olympia, WA 98506
360-486-6155
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Peter Hospital