UI Health is home to national and international expert neurosurgeons who are highly skilled and experienced in diagnosing and treating complex conditions of the brain and spine.

As leaders in the field, UI Health’s neurosurgery team offers a full range of advanced treatment options for diseases like arteriovenous malformations (AVM), stroke, aneurysm, moyamoya, epilepsy, tumors, scoliosis, and other complex spine conditions.

With more than eighty years of combined experience, our team of neurosurgeons makes UI Health your destination for expert Neurosurgery.

Excellence in minimally invasive surgery

Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery

UI Health neurosurgeons are skilled in some of the latest advancements in surgical interventions, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery that allows you to heal quicker and go home sooner. This includes new technology that provides surgeons with a detailed map of the brain for more precise surgery to stop and control seizures, advanced MRIs that highlight vessels for a less invasive procedure, and robotic surgical options for simple and complex spine conditions.

Expertise in Critical Stroke and Aneurysms

Our neurosurgery team also includes specialists in cerebrovascular neurosurgery — a type of neurosurgery that focuses on blood flow to the brain and spinal cord — who are committed to providing you with high-quality care in a healing environment. This includes access to a state-of-the-art Neuroangio suite, Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, and one of the largest Neurological Intensive Care Units relative to hospital size in Chicago. Our team is highly skilled in a variety of endovascular procedures like cerebral revascularization that restores blood flow to the brain for those diagnosed with conditions like Moyamoya Disease.

Experience in Advanced Spine Therapies

The neurosurgeons at UI Health’s Spine Center offer evaluation and treatment for a wide range of back and spinal cord problems including lower back pain, herniated discs, scoliosis, and spinal fractures. Experienced and skilled in non-surgical, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical techniques, UI Health neurosurgeons have experience in being leaders of advanced and innovative interventions.

Our Areas of Expertise

  • Brain Mapping Program
  • Brain Tumors
    • Primary Brain Tumors
    • Metastatic Brain Tumors
    • Pituitary Tumors
    • Cushing’s Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Disorders
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
    • Aneurysm
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
    • Carotid Stenosis/Occlusion
    • Dural Arterial Venous Fistula
    • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
    • Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intracranial Stenosis/Occlusion
    • Moyamoya Disease
    • Pseudotumor
    • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction syndrome
    • Stroke
      • Embolic Stroke
      • Hemorrhagic Stroke
      • Ischemic Stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
    • Venous Sinus Stenosis
  • Epilepsy Surgery
    • Drug Resistant Epilepsy
    • Stereo EEG
    • MRI-guided Laser Ablation
    • Customized stereo EEG-guided Resection
    • Functional Hemispherectomy
    • Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)
    • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Functional Neurosurgery
    • Parkinson Disease
    • Essential Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Post-stroke Recovery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spine Disorders
    • Complex Spine Disorders
    • Failed Back Syndrome
    • Degenerative Spine Disorders
    • Disc herniation
      • Scoliosis
      • Spinal Compression
      • Primary Spine Tumors
    • Metastatic Spine Tumors
    • Spinal Cord Tumors
    • Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Fady Charbel

Welcome from the Department Head

At UI Health, we have a commitment to providing everyone with exceptional, expert care. Our team of renowned neurosurgeons have experience treating complex cases and are at the forefront of advancing minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures.

It is among one of our chief priorities in the Department of Neurosurgery that you feel welcomed, understood, and confident in the care you receive. Our diverse group of expert providers is here to make shared decisions with you and your family when it comes to your treatment options. We understand that each patient has their own unique needs, and we work to make sure you are met with the same personalized care. I thank you in advance for choosing UI Health as your neurosurgery provider.

Contact Us

Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E
1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612

University Village Primary & Specialty Care, Suite 240
1309 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Click here to request an appointment, or call 312.355.0510.