Welcome to Insight Chicago Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at Insight Hospital & Medical Center Chicago delivers excellence in surgical techniques, cutting-edge technology, and personalized patient care for a wide range of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve conditions.



2525 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616
Main line: (312) 567-2000


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We Specialize In

  • Brain Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Trauma Neurosurgery

Leading-Edge Techniques and Treatments

We understand that neurosurgery can be a daunting experience, which is why we take a compassionate and personalized approach to patient care. Using the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to minimize pain, scaring, and recovery time.

We also use advanced imaging technology to precisely target the area of the brain or spin that requires surgery to reduce the risk of complications.

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Meet Our Neurosurgery Team

Dr. Ahmad Elakil

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.

Patient Care Second to None

A patient-centered philosophy is at the heart of everything we do at Insight. We understand the anxiety and challenges that come with neurological conditions and strive to create a supportive and comfortable environment. Our team also works closely with patients and their families to ensure everyone we see has a clear understanding of their condition and treatment options.