We found 3 neurosurgeons who accept United Healthcare POS near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. John R Ruge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 605; Physician Office Pavilion
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. John Ruge is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruge's areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ruge accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Neurosurgery

Dr. Shaun Thomas OLeary, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1875 W Dempster Street; Suite 605
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Shaun O'Leary's specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Leary include concussion, parkinson's disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. O'Leary honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. O'Leary's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street; Parkside Center Suite 410
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kellogg is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.