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

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Dr. John R Ruge MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1875 Dempster Street, Suite 605; Physician Office Pavilion
Park Ridge, IL
(847) 698-1088

Dr. John Ruge is a Park Ridge, IL physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruge include gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgical procedures, and imaging procedures. Dr. Ruge's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruge's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiology, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Shaun Thomas OLeary (Oleary) MD, PhD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1875 W Dempster Street; Suite 605
Park Ridge, IL
(847) 570-1440; (847) 813-5592

Dr. Shaun O'Leary practices neurosurgery. Dr. O'Leary's areas of expertise include concussion, parkinson's disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, Brain Tumor, Concussion, Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, ... (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 honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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.