Neurosurgeon in Chicago, Illinois (IL)

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Richard G. Fessler MD

Neurosurgeon

Location

  • Rush University Medical Center
    1620 West Harrison
    Chicago, Illinois, 60612 - United States
    Phone: (888) 352-RUSH

About Our Practice

Dr. Richard G. Fessler is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Prior to assuming this position, he founded and directed the Institute for Spine Care at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) and was Professor of Neurological Surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Formerly he was Director of Clinical Services and Education at the University of Florida Brain Institute. Additionally, at the University of Florida, he was a Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. In 1994 he was appointed to the Dunspaugh-Dalton Chair of Brain and Spinal Surgery. Dr. Fessler's current hospital appointment is at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Fessler is a leading authority on the non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment of spine disorders. He has pioneered many microendoscopic surgical techniques. Dr. Fessler also has an expertise and special interest in spinal cord transplantation.

Specialties
  • Neurosurgeon
Certifications
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
Associations
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
 
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1620 West Harrison
Chicago, Illinois, 60612 - United States
Phone: (888) 352-RUSH
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