Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians

Serving Chicagoland with offices located in Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, & Hinsdale


Our Mission

For over 10 years, Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians has served the Chicago region with a commitment to minimize pain and maximize life by providing comprehensive and compassionate treatment for painful disorders.

Our goal is to accurately and quickly diagnose the cause of suffering and provide holistic care and targeted treatments as appropriate. Treatment plans are customized to each individual’s unique needs and may include minimally invasive procedures, physical therapy, counseling, medications, regenerative medicine, and advanced implanted pain therapies. We believe in a team approach and collaborate closely with the most reputable spine surgeons, orthopedist, neurologists, physical therapists, and other providers in our communities.

Our experienced, caring team includes board certified specialists with residency and fellowship training in anesthesia, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and psychology. Our team also includes a certified physician assistant and registered nurse with expertise in pain management.

Minimize Pain. Maximize Life.

We are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves to live a healthy, productive life without uncontrolled pain.

To find out more about what makes us different, click here.


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Press Release October 8th, 2018

Largest Independent Multi-Specialty Pain Management Practice Dedicated to West Suburbs of Chicago Continues Expansion

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, a multi-site pain management practice serving the greater Chicago region with offices in Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. George Charuk and Dr. Neli Cohen to the practice.

 


Dr. Andrew Kalin

Congratulations Dr. Kalin who was just recently recognized through Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - 1st Quarter 2018 MVP Nomination for Stewardship.

The MVP Values are as follows:

Compassion, Equality, Excellence, Partnership and Stewardship

We are proud of Dr. Kalin and this most recent accomplishment.


Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians Continues Expansion of Chicago Area Pain Management with Addition of Dr. Jiten Patel

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, a multi-site pain management practice serving the greater Chicago region with offices in Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove and Rockford, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jiten Patel, M.D. to the practice.


Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians are proud to announce their new Online Patient Portal!

February 17, 2017

HealthCare Support Portal facilitates better communication with your physician's office by providing convenient 24x7 access from the comfort and privacy of your own home or office.


Dr. John Hong featured in Advocate Healthcare Health e-News

October 11, 2016

Dr. John Hong, a pain management specialist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill, says there appears to anecdotally be a link between pain level and changes in the weather for his patients.


Dr. John Hong featured in Advocate Healthcare Health e-News: Why is chronic pain so difficult to treat?

September 7, 2016

Chronic pain is a silent, invisible disease that wrecks havoc on more than 100 million people in the U.S.

Dr. John Hong, a pain management specialist at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill, says chronic pain has become a public health issue, as more Americans suffer from it than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined.

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Gateway Spine and Pain is Proud to Announce the Addition of Dr. Andrew Kalin, M.D. to the Practice!

Bolingbrook, IL-August 16, 2016

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, a multi-site pain management practice serving the greater Chicago region with offices in Bolingbrook, Hinsdale, and Downers Grove, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Andrew Kalin, M.D. to the practice.


Chronic Pain: Defined, Diagnosed and Diminished

An interview with Interventional Pain Specialist, Dr. John Hong.

Can you describe chronic pain?

Dr. Hong: Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the usual time frame for healing, typically more than 2-3 months.


Dr. Hong named Medical Director of Pain Management at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, has appointed Dr. John K. Hong the Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient Pain Management.


Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians relocate and expand Hinsdale and Downers Grove offices.

"The relocation into our new offices reflects our continued commitment at Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians to provide accessible, convenient care for patients in Hinsdale, Downers Grove, and surrounding communities.  We are excited that our expanded hours will allow us to better serve the growing needs at these locations,” stated Dr. John Hong, M.D., founder and President of Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians. 


Dr. Hong in the News

Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians is featured in the Chicago Tribune educational insert on brain and spine health.


New Procedures

Intrathecal baclofen drug delivery to treat spasticity is now being performed through Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians. 


Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

Bolingbrook, IL — Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians in Bolingbrook, IL has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

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Minimize Pain & Maximize Life - How Our Company Culture Supports Your Health

When it comes to the modern healthcare system, do you feel like you’re really being heard? Or, do your appointments feel more like a sprint to the finish line where your doctor--who can’t even pry his eyes away from the computer screen--simply prescribes the latest narcotic or suggests a one-size-fits-all treatment? If you agreed with the latter, then it’s time for a second opinion. At Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, we believe it’s not about us or how many patients we can fit in before lunch--it’s about you.

Alleviating Back Pain While Decorating for the Holidays

The holiday season brings joy, laughter and celebration, but along with it comes tasks that cause additional stress and worsening chronic pain. Holiday decorating, for example, can cause some people to become overwhelmed, which often intensifies their symptoms.

At Gateway Spine and Pain Physicians, our goal is to provide you with simple, helpful tips to get you through the holiday season and allow you to begin the New Year feeling great.


Holiday Shopping and Alleviating Back Pain

Some patients have complained that they don’t know what hurts worse, how light their wallet gets during the holidays or the aches and pains associated with shopping. We may not be able to help you with your wallet, however we can give you some tips to avoid pain while shopping.


Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians earns AAAASF accreditation for patient safety

Bolingbrook, IL — Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians in Bolingbrook, IL has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 35th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

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