The ACSN Blog

February 17, 2018
New Barrington Location Opening Soon!

The American Center for Spine & Neurosurgery is happy to announce the opening of a new location in Barrington.  We are eager to expand our practice beyond the North Shore and to provide a more convenient location for patients in the Northwest Corridor to receive the unparalleled neurosurgical care… Read More

January 15, 2017
SSG Case Series Review

SSG Case Series Review

Dr. Juan Alzate

Overview: The Use of Real-Time Intraoperative Imaging to Gain GTR This is a 4-patient case series involving one primary tumor and three secondary tumors ranging from <1cm - 3cm. The lesions were located in the temporal, frontal and occipital lobes and the cerebellum. All surgeries were performed using a… Read More

December 19, 2016
Dr. Alzate Receives Award for Patient Safety

Dr. Juan Alzate joined some of Advocate Medical Center's best and brightest as he was honored with the patient safety award for his care and commitment to all of his patients.   … Read More

April 15, 2016
Northbrook Office Now Open!

We are excited to announce that we are now taking appointments for our Northbrook location.  This office is conveniently located between at Skokie Blvd and Dundee Road in the NorthShore 770 lifestyle development.  We hope that this location allows us to serve our northern Cook and southern Lake County… Read More

April 13, 2015
ACSN Tops NYU and Rush University in Neurosurgical Spine Cases

We are very excited to announce that the American Center for Spine & Neurosurgery has topped NYU's Langone Medical Center* and Rush University Medical Center** in neurosurgical spine procedures, making us one of the most experienced neurosurgical teams around.  In 2014, ACSN performed 1,397 neurosurgical spine procedures, compared to approximately 1,200… Read More

January 19, 2015
ACSN Hosts Book Drive for Bernie’s Book Bank!

Did you know that 61% of low-income families do not have any books in their home for their children?  ACSN wants to help put books in the hands of children that need them so we're teaming up with Bernie's Book Bank to hold a children's book drive… Read More

January 19, 2015
ACSN and Staff Support Local Charity

In September, ACSN staff embarked on a three month long fundraiser to support victims of domestic violence.  Every Friday, ACSN staff could "purchase" the opportunity to dress out of uniform and support their favorite sports team for a small donation to A Safe Place.  ACSN committed to matching… Read More

July 24, 2014
ACSN Welcomes New Neurosurgeon!

ACSN Welcomes New Neurosurgeon!

Dr. Jonathan Citow

ACSN is thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Bradley Bagan to our practice.  Dr. Bagan is a board certified neurosurgeon who earned his degree at Georgetown University and completed his neurosurgical training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His special interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, 3D… Read More

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