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Department of Neurological Surgery

Ranked No. 4 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Recognized for excellence in neurology and neurosurgery care. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rush University Medical Center’s neurology and neurosurgery program No. 4 in the nation.

Neurosurgeons at Rush University Medical Center provide cutting-edge surgical approaches to treat a variety of spine disorders and neurological disorders, including epilepsy, stroke, brain aneurysms and brain tumors.

Many of their surgeries are performed minimally invasively, including those for spine disorders and back pain. Our surgeons are often able to perform a variety of neuro-endovascular procedures by inserting the catheter into the radial artery on the underside of the wrist — an approach that’s less painful and carries a lower risk of complications than traditional catheterization in the femoral (groin) artery. 

Extensive experience, quality care: Rush University Medical Center's neurosurgery program consistently has the highest volume of neurosurgical discharges in the Chicago region. That level of experience translates into better surgical care for our patients every step of the way, whether you come to us with a routine problem or the most complex condition.

In addition to their surgical expertise, our physicians are world-renowned researchers dedicated to advancing patient care with treatments like stem cell therapy for paralyzing spinal cord injuries; MR-guided focused ultrasound, an incisionless procedure for essential tremor and parkinsonian tremor; and the Woven EndoBridge (WEB) Aneurysm Embolization System, a minimally invasive option for treating certain wide-neck birfurcation aneurysms.

This focus on quality and innovation is just one of the reasons why the neurology and neurosurgery programs are ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Team approach: Learn more about our brain surgery team and our spine neurosurgery team

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Rush appointments from home

We are here for your health care needs – in whatever way you prefer to receive care at this time. Rush’s telemedicine options allow you to get the care you need from our primary and specialty care providers. During a scheduled video visit, you will have a one-on-one video chat with your provider. Call us at (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to get started.