The Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with Northwestern Medicine, and Elmhurst Hospital’s partnership with Rush University, allow us access to world-class neurosurgery teams. These groups treat the full spectrum of neurological diseases using the latest technology and, when possible, minimally invasive procedures.

Some conditions we treat with neurosurgery include:

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain bleeds (subdural hematoma, intracranial cerebral hematoma)
  • Brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral (brain) AVMs
  • Cervical, lumbar herniated discs
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spinal tumors
  • Chiari malformations
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Pituitary lesions
  • Spinal AVMs
  • Tethered cord
  • Trauma
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Ulnar neuropathy

The following are some neurosurgical procedures we perform:

  • Craniotomies
  • Dynamic stabilization options for spine (coflex and artificial discs)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for cranial and spinal tumors (Cyberknife)
  • Image-guided brain and spine surgery
  • Microvascular decompression and Cyberknife for trigeminal neuralgia
  • Minimally invasive microdiscectomy, lumbar laminectomies, instrumented lumbar fusions
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release, ulnar nerve release/transposition
  • Spinal cord stimulator placement
  • Vagal nerve stimulator placement

Following your neurosurgical procedure, you will receive care in a dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit from a multidisciplinary team that includes your neurosurgeon, neurologists, pain management specialists, specially trained critical care nurses, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and rehabilitation therapists.

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