Presence Health

The prospect of brain or spine surgery can make anyone anxious. At Presence Health, we provide care through the Presence Neuroscience Institute, which fosters the highest levels of neurosurgical expertise and technology to give you peace of mind about your procedure.

To learn about our neurosurgery program, or schedule a consultation, call 877.737.4636 or find a location below.

What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery helps patients by preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating disorders of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine and spinal cord. These are highly complex systems of the body and for this reason neurosurgeons undergo the longest training of any medical professional.

Treatment May Not Require Surgery

In spite of what their title implies, neurosurgeons also avoid surgery whenever possible and provide many non-surgical treatments to help their patients, who may suffer from brain injuries or tumors, stroke, epilepsy, fluid buildup in the brain, or issues affecting blood supply to the brain. Spinal problems caused by degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, trauma or arthritis are other areas where neurosurgeons can help, along with pain in the back, neck, or legs, including sciatica. They also treat nervous system issues – like nerve pain or other nerve problems – wherever they occur in the body.

Fast and Accurate Diagnoses

The Presence Neuroscience Institute brings together the finest neurosurgeons, neuroendovascular surgeons and neurologists in Illinois. Here, they work together with multidisciplinary specialists to provide quick and accurate diagnoses. Plus, our affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago and access to research and clinical trials enable us to deliver the most current treatment options.

Undoing the Damage Caused by a Stroke

Presence Health is the first health system in Illinois to connect all of our emergency rooms through telemedicine technology, which virtually links all our facilities to a team of specialized physicians who can quickly diagnose your neurological condition and work with the care team at your bedside. This technology makes it possible to reverse the devastating effects caused by a stroke, even if a stroke specialist isn’t on-site.

Access to Cutting Edge Research and Clinical Trials

Our affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago enables us to deliver the most current treatment options, while our rehabilitation units – staffed with our skilled nurses – were created to get you back home and back to your life as quickly as possible.

Find a Neurosurgeon in Your Neighborhood

• Presence Mercy Medical Center – Aurora

• Presence Resurrection Medical Center – Chicago (Northwest)

• Presence Saint Francis Hospital – Evanston

• Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago (Lakeview)

• Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Elgin

• Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Joliet

• Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center – Chicago (West Town)

• Presence St. Mary's Hospital – Kankakee