Dr. Daniel T. Laich

Dr. Daniel T. Laich

Neurosurgeon at Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Back Institute

Meet Dr. Daniel T. Laich

Dr. Daniel T. Laich is a board certified, fellowship-trained Neurosurgeon at The Chicago Back Institute.

Meet Dr. Laich:

  • Dr. Laich specializes in therapeutic and minimally invasive spine treatments, including endoscopic and arthroplasty surgeries, as well as spine reconstruction
  • Has nearly 25 years experience in spine care and neurological surgery
  • He started a study on the Charite artificial disk, and with Rick Fessler, M.D., Ph.D., as he pioneered minimally invasive spine surgery, during his fellowship
  • First American surgeon to be trained to provide the TESSYs (transforaminal endoscopic surgical system) procedure, an innovative minimally invasive approach to treating herniated disks
  • Dr. Daniel T. Laich is a Neurosurgeon with Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Back Institute.

The Chicago Back Institute's neurological surgeons are nationally and internationally recognized by their peers for their outstanding clinical skills, expertise and innovative approaches to surgical and non-surgical spinal care. As a part of Swedish Covenant Hospital, the Chicago Back Institute shares in the hospital's focus on healing, patient involvement and advanced treatment technology.

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Chicago, IL

How Dr. Daniel T. Laich Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Acute Pain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Head Injury
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Back Surgery
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF)
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Spine Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Daniel T. Laich

  • "I can’t thank Dr. Laich enough. He gave me my life back. I’m able to finally pursue the things I’ve always wanted to."
    — Christine
  • “As soon as I woke up, the pain was gone. I had excellent care all the way through the whole experience, and my back is getting better every day."
    — David
  • “I am a different person now because of the surgery and what Dr. Laich said to me.”
    — Julie
  • "Now that I’m pain free and mobile, I’m able to enjoy a much improved quality of life, and hope to soon take classes to become a nurse practitioner and return to work."
    — Michael
  • "Dr. Laich is a very good doctor, and I’m the proof. I’m 65 years old and I recovered in less than a month."
    — Christina
  • “Five hours after surgery, I walked out of the hospital without any pain. Within 48 hours I was back to work, and I work on my feet. I wore a back brace for a week—more or less just to remind myself that I had had back surgery and I shouldn’t overdo it.”
    — Joseph

Accolades for Dr. Daniel T. Laich

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Daniel T. Laich

5115 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
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Profile last updated: March 19, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.