Cerebrovascular Surgery Services

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons continually look for the safest, most effective way to treat conditions that affect blood vessels for the brain and spinal cord.

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons continually look for the safest, most effective way to treat conditions that affect blood vessels for the brain and spinal cord.

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons continually look for the safest, most effective way to treat conditions that affect blood vessels for the brain and spinal cord.

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The Rush Approach to Cerebrovascular Surgery

Cerebrovascular surgery involves surgery to repair the blood vessels leading to and in your brain. Procedures that are performed through blood vessels using catheters are sometimes referred to as "neuroendovascular" or "neurointerventional" procedures.

This repair of blood vessels may happen in emergency situations — such as during a stroke or ruptured brain aneurysm — or as a planned procedure. However it happens, Rush cerebrovascular neurosurgeons are at the ready. They can often perform surgeries in multiple ways — through a traditional, or "open," surgery or through the blood vessels in a minimally invasive way.

This expertise in performing surgeries in multiple ways allows them to individualize their approach to each patient's needs.

They also work closely with neurologists and other cerebrovascular specialists to ensure you're getting multiple perspectives on the most appropriate care.

Cerebrovascular Surgery Providers at Rush

Rush has cerebrovascular surgeons in Chicago, Oak Brook and Aurora/Fox Valley.

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Rush Excellence in Cerebrovascular Surgery

  • Radial artery (wrist) access: Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in Chicago often use the radial artery in your wrist to gain access to blood vessels instead of an artery in your groin, which is the traditional approach. Using an artery in your wrist typically means a faster recovery.
  • Multiple ways to perform procedures: Often, our cerebrovascular neurosurgeons can perform procedures in multiple ways: whether open or through the blood vessels, or while someone is awake or under general anesthesia. This ability allows them to tailor the way they perform the procedure to your specific situation — and for non-emergency procedures, to your preferences.
  • Advanced technology during surgery: For complex cases, we use a hybrid operating room and angiography imaging suite at our Chicago location. For instance, during a brain aneurysm clipping procedure, we can take an image of your blood vessels (an angiogram). This helps us make sure the clip is secure and working properly for a smoother recovery.
  • Multiple locations for your convenience: Rush neurosurgeons perform surgery in Chicago and in the western suburbs. Neurosurgeons from Rush Copley Medical Center can perform surgeries in the hybrid suite in downtown Chicago as well.
  • Team approach to treatment: Our cerebrovascular neurosurgeons discuss multiple options as part of their team approach. For example, if you have intracranial atherosclerosis, the decision whether to continue medical therapies or have surgery can be tricky. The Rush team helps you with that decision by coming to a shared opinion from experts in different fields.
  • Continual improvement through research: Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons are continually investigating ways to improve cerebrovascular care through clinical trials and other research. From investigating new treatments for wide-neck aneurysms to exploring faster and more inclusive treatments for stroke, their focus is always on providing the safest, most effective treatment possible.

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Our cerebrovascular surgeons can confirm your diagnosis and point you to potential new treatment options.

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Clinical Trials

Researchers at Rush are investigating new cerebrovascular surgery options.

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In the months before the surgery, Donald had experienced a rapid decline, becoming confused, immobilized at times and, finally, virtually unable to function. Behind his face, Donald [had a] tumor [that] extended from one eye socket to the other and back past the pituitary gland, in the center of his brain, level with the bridge of his nose.

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Rush Cerebrovascular Surgery Locations

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Chicago

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building - Suite 855
Chicago, IL 60612

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Hours:

Mon: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue – Sun: Closed
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Aurora/Fox Valley

Rush Copley 2040 Physician Office Building

Rush Copley Medical Group Neurosurgery

2040 Ogden Ave
Suite 300
Aurora, IL 60504

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Office Hours:

Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Oak Brook

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Rush Oak Brook

2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Every first and third Saturday; for MRI, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday)
Sun: Closed
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