Surgical specialists at Advocate Christ Medical Center provide patients with the most cutting edge procedures to treat complex neurological conditions in both adults and children. Our Neurosciences Institute is the only one of its kind in Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs, and Christ Medical Center is certified as a primary stroke center from The Joint Commission.
Head and Spine Tumors
Christ Medical Center delivers state-of-the-art therapies to patients with brain and spine tumors, featuring advanced technologies such as inter-operative ultrasound to aid in the surgical removal of brain tumors. We are also among only a few centers in Illinois to offer CyberKnife Radiosurgery, a breakthrough technology used to treat cancerous and noncancerous head and spine tumors.
CyberKnife allows for treatment up and down the spine with greater comfort for patients. CyberKnife is accurate to the sub-millimeter, allowing for higher doses of radiation without the risk of damaging health tissue. Ultimately, patients undergo fewer sessions than traditional radiation treatments.
Patients have access to some of the most innovative minimally invasive interventions used to prevent and treat stroke and other acute neurological conditions. These interventions are performed without surgical incision and can significantly increase the window of time for treatment with faster recoveries and fewer lasting deficits. Using state-of-the-art devices, neurointerventionalists offer highly effective treatment options to traditional surgery.