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Advocate Aurora Health – Brain & Spine Institute

Advocate Brain & Spine Institute

As the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest provider of neurological care in Illinois, Advocate Health Care offers the latest technology to diagnose and treat all conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. Led by the multi-disciplinary team of experts, the Advocate Brain & Spine Institute provides comprehensive solutions for the best possible health outcomes. Using leading-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies, our experts, from pain management specialists and therapists to neurologists and neurosurgeons, have the capabilities to treat the most complex cases.

Comprehensive Brain & Spine Tumor Care

Led by Dr. Nina Paleologos, our neuro-oncology team is dedicated to delivering compassionate, specialized medical care to adults diagnosed with brain and spinal cord tumors. Treating tumors of the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and nerve presents a unique challenge and requires the collaboration of multiple specialists. Some tumors are cured with surgery alone, but frequently surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments are needed to achieve the best outcome.

Our experienced neurosurgeons use advanced technologies to optimize the surgical care for the brain or spine condition. Our intra-operative computerized image-guided navigation systems provide precise targeting of tumors. The intra-operative MRI (iMRI) system captures real-time images of the brain before, during and after surgery. Those images give our surgeons the most accurate information for a more complete removal of the tumor and other abnormalities.