Superior neurological care you can trust, close to home

At Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute, experts from multiple specialties team up to provide compassionate, world-class neurological care for diseases, disorders and injuries of the brain, spine and nervous system. Our hospital — including three comprehensive stroke centers — and numerous specialty offices throughout Chicagoland provide convenient access to an unparalleled patient-centered experience delivered by some of the highest ranked physician teams in the nation.
 

Meet our expert neurosciences team

Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute is composed of leading physicians and staff who work together to diagnose and treat the full range of neurological issues — from simple to complex diseases and conditions involving the brain, spine and nervous system.

Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively and includes board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-oncologists, neuro-ENTs, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, pain medicine physicians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatry). This approach provides you with comprehensive, coordinated access to the neuroscience specialists and resources you need, right where you need them.

Comprehensive brain, spine and nervous system care

The field of neurosciences covers a wide expanse of diseases and injuries affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. Some of the more common conditions we treat include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) / Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Back pain/spine surgery
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain tumor
  • Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Facial pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Memory disorders/Alzheimer’s
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Sleep disorders
  • Spine deformities
  • Spine tumor
  • Stroke

We provide a full spectrum of neurological care, including diagnostic testing, medical management, neurosurgery (including brain, skull-based surgery and spine surgery), neuro-oncology, neurorehabilitation, aneurysm treatment, pain medicine, regenerative medicine (physiatry), innovative minimally invasive techniques and other treatments to support your best possible neurological health. 

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Brain surgery expertise

Our neurosurgeons, located in select Endeavor Health hospitals in Evanston, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst and Naperville, are utilizing the latest in minimally invasive brain surgery technology to target brain tumors, treat aneurysms and improve symptoms, such as seizures, among many others.  The Endeavor Health Advanced Neurosciences Center in Arlington Heights is a national and global destination for advanced brain tumor treatments, such as minimally invasive trans-sulcal port-based surgery, innovations in anesthesia techniques, GamaTile therapy, and expanded endonasal skull base surgery.

High-quality neurological screenings

Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute provides the highest level of subspecialty scans and interpretations for brain, spine and head/neck neuroradiological examinations to provide an accurate diagnosis and next steps. Our advanced screenings tools include: stroke assessment, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine studies.

Depending on your medical history, family history and personal risk for stroke and heart disease, you and your physician may determine that you should undergo one or more noninvasive screening exams, such as:

  • Carotid artery disease (CAD) screening: This test uses ultrasound imaging to identify signs of CAD by evaluating blood flow.
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening: This simple assessment uses the resting ankle-brachial index (ABI) to determine your potential risk for PAD. 
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound: This ultrasound of the largest blood vessel in your body screens for an aneurysm.

Some of our locations offer a combination of these screenings in one visit to help identify your risk for stroke and heart disease. Because each patient has a unique risk, ask your Endeavor Health Medical Group physician or other healthcare professional which screenings you need and when you should begin making them part of your wellness checkup.

Neurosciences subspecialties

Meeting your individual needs requires the experience and innovation of physicians, surgeons and professional staff with highly specialized training in the brain, spine and nervous system. And that’s just what Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute offers with its extensive number of teams with subspecialty expertise.

 

  • Advanced Neurosciences Center
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Program
  • Brain and Spine Tumor Program
  • Center for Brain Health
  • Epilepsy Program
  • Migraine/Headache Program
  • Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program
  • Neuromuscular Disorders Program
  • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pediatric Neurology & Epilepsy Program
  • Spine Center
  • Sleep Center
  • Stroke and TIA Program*

*Endeavor Health is proud to have three Comprehensive Stroke Centers – Evanston, Arlington Heights and Naperville.

Get started

At Endeavor Health, you can be confident in our comprehensive, personalized approach to neurological care. No matter where you live, we have the programs and clinical expertise to care for all of your neurology and neurosurgery needs. From stroke screenings, to treatment for neuromuscular disorders, back pain and epilepsy, to spine surgery and acute brain surgery, there’s an Endeavor Health Neurosciences Institute location nearby with experts waiting to care for you.

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Recognition for quality care

Our greatest honor is knowing that we’ve made a difference in the lives of our patients. Yet, we are also proud of the awards given to Endeavor Health for achievements in providing patients with an exceptional healthcare experience that outshines similar peer organizations. 

Best Hospitals U.S. News & World Report Neurology & Neurosurgery 2023-2024
U.S. News & World Report

NorthShore University HealthSystem, now Endeavor Health, is ranked #42 in Neurology & Neurosurgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals Rankings and Ratings.

Magnet Recognized Badge
Magnet Hospital

We are proud to have received Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence.

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Small incision, big results for brain tumor patient

After noticing an odd feeling in his feet and pressure in his head, 66-year-old Stephen Steinhaus didn’t waste any time seeking answers and scheduling an MRI. He found out he had a tumor called a meningioma. Although it’s not cancerous, this type of tumor can grow and push on the brain, nerves and blood vessels — which is exactly what was happening.

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Pain relief for woman’s bulging discs

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A traumatic brain injury triumph

A serious bike accident left 47-year-old Isaac Maman with catastrophic injuries, including a TBI and a rare form of vision loss called post-traumatic optic neuropathy. He met with neuro-ophthalmologist John Pula, MD, and neurologist Nicole Reams, MD, a head injury specialist, for a four-month rehabilitation program to help him adapt to his new normal.