Back, Neck and Spine
We offer advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and a premier team of specialists across multiple disciplines to provide expert treatment for back and neck pain, as well as complex spinal disorders, injuries and deformities.
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 tumors like chordoma, and our physicians are among the world’s leading experts.
While many surgeons may only perform one chordoma surgery in their lifetime, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, MD, performs dozens of these extremely delicate surgeries each year. Dr. Wolinsky is nationally recognized for his excellence in chordoma removal.
Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery
We offer a number of surgical options for epilepsy and are often able to help those who still have seizures despite the use of traditional medications. We are one of few institutions in Illinois that offers SEEG epilepsy surgery.
Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery
We offer one of the leading Neuromodulation and Functional Neurosurgery programs in the Midwest, combining advanced technology and using innovative techniques to give hope to patients who have been told there is no hope. We are one of the leading providers of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and epilepsy surgery.
Parkinson's Disease and DBS
Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients who have Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. Among our offerings is deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for patients whose tremors are not controlled with medication.
Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks
Northwestern Medicine offers one of few programs in the country dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Surgery
Our multidisciplinary team of experts has extensive experience evaluating and treating people who have had strokes or have other cerebrovascular diseases. Our patient outcomes are consistently among the best in the country.