The Department of Neurosurgery is part of the Neuropsychiatric Institute, a world leader in Neurosurgery established in the 1940’s. Our doctors have treated more than 4,000 brain aneurysms. The UIC Department of Neurosurgery ranks first in the state for treating the most aneurysm cases.
Neurosurgeons in our department have led the way in groundbreaking research in the areas of ischemic stroke, aneuryms, brain tumors, degenerative spinal disease and pain management. Currently, the Department of Neurosurgery is leading a nationwide study to evaluate blood flow and stroke risk.
The Department of Neurosurgery has internationally recognized experts in every subspecialty in the field. Several physicians among the UIC Neurosurgery staff have been named as The Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors. The combined expertise of neurosurgeons at UIC allows us to treat an extraordinary variety of conditions that is patient-focused.
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has
been recognized by The Joint Commission and the American Heart
Association/American Stroke Association as meeting The Joint Commission’s
standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification,
which means it is part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke
care. Complex Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are
responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care.
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification recognizes those
hospitals that have state-of-the-art infrastructure, staff and training to
receive and treat patients with the most complex strokes. The University of
Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System underwent a rigorous onsite review
in April 2015. Joint Commission experts reviewed compliance with the
Comprehensive Stroke Center standards and requirements including advanced
imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments, and staff
with the unique education and competencies to care for complex stroke patients.
"By achieving this advanced certification, The
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System has thoroughly
demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of its patients with
a complex stroke condition,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H.,
president, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and The
Joint Commission commends The University of Illinois Hospital and Health
Sciences System for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate the
standard of its care for the community it serves
“The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
congratulates The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System on
its Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification,” commented Mark J. Alberts,
M.D., FAHA, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association spokesperson
and incoming Vice-Chair of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern
Medical Center. “Comprehensive Stroke Centers offer a high level of care for
patients with the most severe and challenging types of strokes and
For more information on The Joint
Commission and American Heart Association’s Advanced Certification for
Comprehensive Stroke Center visit http://www.jointcommission.org/ or
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