From minimally invasive procedures to emergency surgeries, Insight’s neurosurgery specialists offer the highest quality brain and spine care in the Greater Chicago Area.

Insight Hospital & Medical Center’s Neurosurgery physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions affecting the nervous system – including the brain, spine, and nervous system. At Insight Neurosurgery, we believe patient care second to none comes first. Whether it’s a routine minimally invasive procedure or a complex surgery, our specialists and physicians believe in connecting with our patients, building trust, and treating them as if they were a family member.

We also believe in providing comprehensive patient evaluations and conservative treatment plans prior to surgical intervention. Plus, because we are part of a multispecialty team at Insight, we also offer a wide range of additional treatment services for our patients, such as orthopedic treatments, chiropractic care, and physical therapy.

Our neurosurgeons at Insight Chicago are highly skilled and recognized worldwide for their expertise. We specialize in a wide range of conditions and procedures, including:

  • Brain Tumors & Aneurysms 
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
  • Complex Spine Procedures
  • Disc Herniation Treatment
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia 
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

What to expect at Insight Neurosurgery 

At your initial visit, our team will ask about your medical history and symptoms. We will also conduct a thorough neurological examination. After assessing your medical history and the results of your testing, we will present you with our recommended treatment options. During this time, we will explain the benefits and risks associated with each option, answer any questions, and assist you in making an informed decision that is best for you.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a physician at Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago, please call one of the numbers below. Some services may require a physician referral.

Same Day Appointments 

At Insight Neurosurgery, your needs are our priority. Our neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive procedures that result in better outcomes and shorter recovery times. If you or your loved one are experiencing conditions such as back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, or brain and spinal tumors, we can help. 

Same-day appointments are available. Schedule an appointment today and be seen today.
(312) 567-2273

Brain and Spine Specialties

Brain Tumors

A multidisciplinary approach to neurosurgery gives patients access to specialists in the fields of radiology, neuro-psychology, and rehabilitation to treat brain tumors. We specialize in treating children and adults with a wide range of minimally invasive surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Seizure Disorders

Insight’s neurosurgeons and healthcare specialists work together to diagnose and provide appropriate treatment for seizure disorders, including epilepsy. From medication to surgery, our team will provide a detailed treatment plan to reduce or stop seizures from occurring.


Neurosurgeons at Insight are highly skilled in technologies and techniques to diagnose, treat, and manage complications from stroke. Our multidisciplinary staff, including speech and physical therapists, work together to ensure patients receive the highest levels of stroke care.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Insight specializes in treating patients with traumatic brain injury and preventing further damage to the brain. Using advanced imagery technology, we can pinpoint the location and extent of injuries that are the result of a blow or jolt to the head.

Headache & Migraine

Our neurosurgery team specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic headaches and migraines. From medications and nerve blocks to nerve decompression procedures, we offer a number of options that are convenient and effective.


For patients experiencing tension or pressure on the lower spine from a herniated disc, minimally invasive discectomy surgery may be recommended. This procedure removes all or part of the vertebral disc and provides fast pain relief and recovery.


Minimally invasive laminectomy procedures remove part or all of the vertebral bone to ease pressure on the spinal cord. This is an effective way to treat pain and neurological conditions that result from spinal stenosis.

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement replaces a damaged spinal disc with a manufactured replacement to support the vertebrae while bending and turning. This minimally invasive approach has many more advantages than spinal fusion, including shorter hospitalization and faster recovery.

Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is a procedure that stops movement between bones by joining together two or more vertebrae into one structure. Spinal fusion treats a number of conditions, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and spinal column fracture.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation therapy uses a small implanted pulse generator to interrupt pain signals before they reach the brain. Using a remote control device, stimulation can be increased or decreased and target specific pain areas in the body.

Schedule Your Appointment at Insight Chicago Today

Insight Neurosurgery is dedicated to your health and wellness. Same day or next day appointments are available. If you or a loved one are experiencing back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, or brain and spinal tumors, we can help. Our neurosurgery team performs minimally invasive procedures that provide our patients with shorter recovery times and the best possible outcomes.

Book Your Same Day Appointment Today!

or call (312) 567-2273


Dr. Ahmad Elakil

Chief of Neurosurgery

Dr. Ahmad Elakil, M.D., MBA, FRCSC is the chief of neurosurgery at Insight Hospital and medical center. He is a board certified neurosurgeon.He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Calgary in Canada, followed by a neurosurgical-oncology postgraduate training at the University of Miami. During his residency, Dr. Elakil completed his Masters of Business Administration at Cornell University. He was awarded the Social Butterfly Award that year.

Dr. Elakil uses minimally invasive neurosurgery, a state-of-the-art procedure, to provide his patients with the best outcome and shorter recovery time. He specializes in treating tumors, neck pain, lower back pain, and spine surgery.

Dr. Elakil was cited in many prestigious national and international neurosurgical journals. He was awarded more than twenty awards in national and international neurosurgical meetings. Dr. Elakil is committed to using his expertise in neurosurgery to provide concise, compassionate, and effective care to his patients.

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