Neurology/Neurosurgery

Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
773-665-3000
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Saint Joseph Hospital offers a full spectrum of medical, pharmacological and support therapies for diagnosing, treating and relieving a range of neurological problems such as stroke, epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. These range from prescription medicines and biofeedback to physical therapy. Our team of neurologists and neurosurgeons work with each patient to determine the best treatment plan.

Surgical Services

  • Endoscopic Techniques - Used to treat tumors, trigeminal neuralgia and many other problems. These procedures typically involve operating through a small incision using a thin catheter.
  • Radiosurgery - Uses focused radiation to treat brain and spinal tumors, aneurysms and blood vessel abnormalities. While called surgery, radiosurgery does not involve any incisions.
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation - Involves the implantation of electrical stimulators to help control Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and other disorders.
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery - Uses sophisticated 3-D computer imaging for treating brain tumors.
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF) - Performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots or on the spinal cord.
  • Micro Discectomy - Is a newer form of back surgery using smaller incisions. This surgery is usually performed on patients with intractable disk disease of the lower spine, typically the lumbar spine.
  • Lumbar Fusions - Uses a bone and plating system designed to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which decreases pain generated from the joint. The surgery involves adding bone graft to an area of the spine for regrowth between the two vertebral elements to form one long bone. While used mostly for degenerative disc disease, lumbar fusion surgery may also be used to treat other conditions such as a weak or unstable spine, fractures, scoliosis or deformity.

Medical Neurology Services

Saint Joseph Hospital offers a wide range of neurological testing. After analyzing results, board-certified neurologists will discuss a recommended course of treatment with a patient's referring physician. To make an outpatient appointment, call 773-665-3060.

  • Digital Electroencephalograms (EEG) - This painless procedure is a test that measures brainwave activity and is used to check for seizures or other brain problems. Small metal discs (electrodes) are attached to the scalp with paste. Brainwaves are recorded on a computer and are then analyzed by neurologists.
  • Learn more about Digital Electroencephalograms (EEG).
  • Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV) Studies - These tests measure muscle and nerve function. In most cases, both an EMG and NCV will be performed. During an NCV study, mild electric currents are applied to the skin to see how quickly the impulses travel between nerves. During an EMG, a fine needle is placed under the skin into the muscle to test the electrical activity of the muscle.
  • Evoked Potential Testing - The three types of evoked potential tests are visual, brainstem auditory and somatosensory. The tests check signals that the brain and spinal cord receive from other parts of the body. Sounds, visual patterns and mild electric currents are applied to the patient by a trained clinician and are used to measure nervous system activity.

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Visit Audiology for information about Electronystagmography (ENG) and testing for dizziness and balance problems.

Visit Rehabilitation Services for information about physical therapy at Saint Joseph Hospital.

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