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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 practices pediatric neurosurgery in Park Ridge, IL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ruge's areas of expertise include gamma knife radiosurgery, neurosurgery, and imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ruge is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ruge trained 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 Radiosurgery, Imaging Procedures, Neurosurgical Procedures

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1875 W Dempster Street; Suite 605
Park Ridge, IL

Dr. Shaun O'Leary practices neurosurgery in Arlington Heights, IL, Evanston, IL, and Glenview, IL. His clinical interests include concussion, parkinson's disease, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Leary is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. O'Leary trained at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Leary's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Kellogg is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.