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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's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruge is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruge include gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. Dr. Ruge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ruge studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Imaging Procedures, Neurosurgical Procedures

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

Dr. Shaun O'Leary works as a neurosurgeon in Des Plaines, IL, Evanston, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Leary include concussion, parkinson's disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. O'Leary is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 neurosurgery specialist in Park Ridge, IL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.