Patient Care


NeuroOncology Experts

The Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medicine is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult diseases of the central nervous system. We use a full range of neuromedical and neurosurgical technologies to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological disease.

Our patients are seen by a team of interdisciplinary specialists who are dedicated to the finest tradition of care.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Our neurosurgery section offers the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery, which results in shorter recovery times and fewer surgical risks than traditional surgery. These procedures include:

Full Range of Treatment Options

We offer the full range of conventional and complex open skull surgeries to treat tumors, pituitary problems, seizures, brain swelling and other conditions. We are experts in spinal neurosurgery for injuries and tumors of the spine and spinal cord, including:

Pain Management

Our physicians are dedicated to the treatment and control of pain. We offer specialized pain management techniques, including:

For more information and to Meet our Team visit:  UChicago Medicine Neurosurgery

  • Endoscopic techniques to treat tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and many other problems. These procedures typically involve operating through a small incision using a thin catheter.
  • Implantation of electrical stimulators to help control Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and other disorders. Examples include vagal nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation.
  • Radiosurgery, which uses focused radiation to treat brain and spinal tumors, aneurysms and blood vessel abnormalities. While called surgery, radiosurgery does not involve any incisions.
  • Sophisticated 3D computer-imaging — known as stereotactic technology — for surgical planning.
  • Complex spinal surgery, such as the placement of metallic implants to stabilize the spine
  • Minimally invasive techniques for herniated lumbar disks
  • Removal of spinal cord tumor
  • Surgery for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc degeneration and protrusions
  • Deep brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Intraspinal pumps for drug delivery
  • Selected nerve interruption