Learn About Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

When it comes to receiving treatment for your spine, you want nationally renowned experts. Northwestern Medicine uses advanced technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and a premier team of specialists across multiple disciplines, providing expert treatment for everything ranging from simple sports injures to complex spinal disorders.

Whether patients opt for physical therapy and injections, or pursue minimally invasive surgery, the center’s robust and innovative program offers quality care supporting full and fast recovery.

Northwestern Medicine at a Glance

Here are some of the reasons patients choose Northwestern Medicine:

  • The team features 3 orthopedic surgeons, 6 neurological surgeons, orthopedic-trained nurses, and skilled rehabilitation professionals.
  • Northwestern Medicine is ranked Top 10 nationally in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and overall hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The center has deep expertise in treating spinal disorders, sports injuries, chronic pain, degenerative disease, and arthritis.

Northwestern Medicine works to help patients recover their mobility, productivity, and independence.

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Directions to our primary location in

Chicago, IL

Meet the Physicians of Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

George R. Cybulski George R. Cybulski

Chicago, IL

Nader S. Dahdaleh Nader S. Dahdaleh

Chicago, IL

Aruna Ganju Aruna Ganju


Dr. Wellington K. Hsu Dr. Wellington K. Hsu

Orthopedic Surgeon

Tyler R. Koski Tyler R. Koski


Dr. Alpesh A. Patel Dr. Alpesh A. Patel

Orthopedic Surgeon

Joshua M. Rosenow Joshua M. Rosenow

Chicago, IL

Dr. Michael F. Schafer Dr. Michael F. Schafer

Orthopedic Surgeon

Zachary A. Smith Zachary A. Smith


Dr. Michael Walsh Dr. 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
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Primary Location

259 E. Erie
13th Floor


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
Driving directions
Glenview Outpatient Center
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Suite 225
Glenview, IL 60026
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Profile last updated: May 26, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.