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Sergey Neckrysh, MD

Assistant Professor & Chief, Spine Surgery Section

Fellowship Program Director, Complex Spine Surgery

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System


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MC 699

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UIC Department of Neurosurgery

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MC 799


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Selected Publications

  1. Siemionow KB, Neckrysh S. Anterior Approach for Complex Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Jan;43(1):41-52
  2. Neckrysh S, Lemole GM Jr, Charbel FT. Vascular lesions of the spinal cord, in Kim D, Henn JS, Dickman CA, Vacarro AR (ed): Second Edition. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine: Philadelphia, Elsevier. Aug 2013.
  3. Munson T, Krishna PK, Neckrysh S,”Journal Club: Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial: Do Outcomes Vary Across Centers for Surgery for Lumbar Disc Herniation?” Neurosurgery (In-press).
  4. Neckrysh S et al. “T1 pedicle subtraction osteotomy for the treatment of rigid cervical kyphotic deformity: Clinical series of four patients and review of the literature”. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.
  5. Tyracowski M, Siemionow KB, Neckrysh S. All-posterior vertebral column resection for treatment of metastatic tumors. Journal of Neurological Surgery – Part A. Central European Neurosurgery 2014 Sep;75(5):386-91. Epub 2014 May 12.
  6. Siemionow K, Tyrakowski M, Patel K, Neckrysh S. Comparison of perioperative complications following staged versus one day anterior and posterior cervical decompression and fusion crossing the cervico-thoracic junction. Neurol Neurochir Pol.2014;48(6):403-9. Epub 2014 Oct 22.
  7. Patel KR, Szczodry M, Neckrysh S, Siemionow K. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion for blastomycosis causing destruction of C6 vertebra: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015 Nov 25;9(1):271.
  8.  Neckrysh S, Krotenkov P. Thoracic discogenic myelopathy: Single-surgeon experience with 27 surgical cases. Russian Neurosurgical Journal named after Professor A.L. Polenov. Special Issue #1, 2016.
  9. Tobin MK, Birk DM, Rangwala SD, Siemionow K, Schizas C, Neckrysh S. T1 pedicle subtraction osteotomy for the treatment of rigid cervical kyphotic deformity: Clinical series of four patients and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov;27(5):487-493.
  10. Yin D, Oh G, Neckrysh S. Axial and oblique C2 diameters and feasibility of C2 pedicle screw placement: Technical note. Surg Neurol Int. 2018 Feb 16;9:40.
  11. Tobin MK, Gragnaniello C, Sun F, Rangwala SD, Birk DM, Neckrysh S. Safety and efficacy of skipping C7 instrumentation in posterior cervicothoracic fusion. World Neurosurg, 2019. PMID: 31154099.
  12. Tobin MK, Gragnaniello C, Horwitz J, Sun FW, Schizas C, Neckrysh S. General Changes in Lumbar Canal Dimensions: Findings from a Sample US Population. World Neurosurg. 2021 Feb;146:e902-e916. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.11.039. Epub 2020 Nov 16
  13. Patel S, Sadeh M, Tobin MK, Chaudhry NS, Gragnaniello C, Neckrysh S. Clinical and Radiographic Benefits of Skipping C7 Instrumentation in Posterior Cervicothoracic Fusion: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2022 July.
  14. Nie JW, Sadeh M, Almadidy Z, Callahan N, Neckrysh S. Transmandibular cervical corpectomy for persistent spinal cord compression in a patient with Klippel-Feil syndrome: A technical note and systematic review. Operative Neurosurgery. March 15, 2023.



Residency: Neurosurgical Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical, School: Moscow Sechenov Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery
Medical Licensure: Illinois, New York

Professional Memberships