Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery focuses on treating conditions such as epilepsy, movement disorders, brain tumors, pain and psychiatric disease in both adults and children.

At UChicago Medicine, our team has treated a significant number of patients with complex epilepsy, low-grade gliomas and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We have extensive experience, having performed over 5,000 stereotactic procedures. This combination of experience and specialized training demonstrates our wide range of expertise.

The functional neurosurgery program uses advanced imaging techniques and utilizes stereotactic frames and robots, which allows us to safely perform surgeries in deep areas of the brain. During most surgeries, we use intraoperative CT scans to update the surgical plan and confirm the accuracy of each step, enhancing the overall safety of the procedure.

At UChicago Medicine, our team has developed new techniques that are more effective and less invasive with minimal side effects. At the forefront of innovation, our functional neurosurgery team was one of the first in the region to use small interstitial laser fibers to treat epileptic foci and tumors and one of the first programs to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder with laser ablation. With our extensive experience, we are capable of conducting highly individualized ablations and turning large surgeries with significant complication rates into minimally invasive procedures with equal or even higher efficacy.

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