Learn About Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Spine Center teams neurological surgery with orthopaedic surgery to better treat and diagnose your spine condition. In many cases, we can help you manage your spine condition without surgery. When surgery is required, our team is able to deliver highly-skilled surgical expertise to maximize your recovery and help you regain life skills and independence as quickly as possible.

Northwestern Memorial at a Glance:

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic, acute and complex spine conditions and offer the full range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
  • Our team of orthopaedic and neurological spine surgeons are experts in their field.
  • We are available for second opinions and offer complex revision surgical options.

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Chicago, IL

Meet the Physicians of Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

George Cybulski George R. Cybulski

Chicago, IL

Nadar Dahdaleh Nader S. Dahdaleh

Chicago, IL

Aruna Ganju Aruna Ganju

Chicago, IL

Wellington Hsu Wellington K. Hsu

Chicago, IL
Orthopedic Surgeon

Tyler Koski Tyler R. Koski

Chicago, IL

Alpesh Patel Dr. Alpesh A. Patel

Chicago, IL
Orthopedic Surgeon

Joshua Rosenow Joshua M. Rosenow

Chicago, IL

Michael Schafer Michael F. Schafer

Chicago, IL
Orthopedic Surgeon

Zachary Smith Zachary A. Smith

Chicago, IL

Michael Walsh Michael Walsh

Lake Forest, IL

How Northwestern Medicine Spine Center Can Help You

Type of Practice

  • Spine Center


  • 3 Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons
  • 6 Neurological Spine Surgeons


  • U.S. News & World Report Ranked No, 6 nationally for Orthopaedics
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranked No, 9 nationally for Neurosurgery.
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranked No, 1 hospital in Chicago and Illinois
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranked No, 8 hospital nationally.


  • Acute Neck & Back Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Tumors
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Worker-related Injuries


  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Computer-assisted Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Vertebroplasty

Highlights from Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

In the News

About Northwestern Medicine

Pinklon Thomas's Spine Surgery Breakthrough

Of Note:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 6 for orthopaedics and No. 9 for neurology and neurosurgery nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 1 in Chicago and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report.

Office Information for Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

Northwestern Medicine Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care
259 E. Erie
13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
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Primary Location

259 E. Erie
13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601


Monday 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Accepts Most Exchange Plans
  • Accepts Most Government Plans

Additional Locations

Northwestern Medical Group
800 N. Westmoreland Road
Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Glenview Outpatient Center
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Suite 225
Glenview, IL 60026
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Profile last updated: September 12, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.