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Northwestern Medicine Neurology and Neurosurgery

Northwestern Medicine offers innovative treatments and compassionate care for a wide range of neurological diseases, disorders and injuries.

Northwestern Medicine provides treatment for a full range of neurological disorders. Neurological disorders affect the nervous system and how nerves affect learning and behavior. The clinical mission of Northwestern Medicine is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neurological disorders, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases.

Our centers have multidisciplinary teams* incorporating the services of psychologists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as social workers. The complexity of the nervous system means that it is involved in hundreds of disorders, some of which resemble other conditions and overlap different areas of medicine. Northwestern Medicine neurology specialists* offer advanced care for a full range of acute and chronic neurological disorders. The specially trained staff* offers high-tech treatment, individualized attention and compassionate care for you and your family.

Meet the Neurology and Neurosurgery Teams

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Northwestern Medicine provides world-class, comprehensive care for the full range of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, including rare diseases. We will work with you to establish a treatment plan specifically designed to meet your individual needs.

Areas of care

Brain, Spine and Skull Base Tumors

Northwestern Medicine performs more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois. We offer tailored treatment plans for every type of brain, spine and skull base tumor, including rare conditions like chordoma.




Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

  • Northwestern Medicine is anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with the highest-ranked Neurology and Neurosurgery program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, 2019–2020.
  • Northwestern Medicine has the largest neurosurgery team in Illinois, and many of our physicians are leading experts in neurology and neurosurgery.
  • Northwestern Medicine performs more brain and spine tumor surgeries than any other health system in Illinois.
  • When options are limited, our experienced team is often able to offer innovative therapies and novel treatments through a wide variety of clinical trials.

Research and Clinical Trials

Physician-scientists at Northwestern Medicine conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of neurological diseases and disorders.

The practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital provides patients with comprehensive, highly specialized neurological expertise, including access to related subspecialists, neurosurgeons and clinical trials. In addition to seeing patients, the residents will serve as instructors at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital offer a full range of care for neuroscience conditions. The neuroscience centers offer:

  • Nearly 30 neurosciences subspecialties, including respected programs in cerebrovascular disease and stroke, movement disorders, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, spine surgery, cochlear implants and sleep disorders
  • A dedicated neurological ICU and inpatient neurological unit with specially trained nurses and neurosciences intensivists on staff
  • Conventional and complex neurosurgery of the brain, brain stem and spine
  • State-of-the-art neurophysiology testing
  • Convenient neurological rehab centers in Geneva and Wheaton

Legal Information

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.