Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Karahalios
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3551 Highland Ave Ste 200 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karahalios to book an appointment.

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Twice Dr. "K" has given me my life back. The first time was lumbar surgery in 2005 in Indianapolis. After a failed surgery by another doctor Dr. "K" went in and totally fixed me. The second time was in Good Samaritan Hospital in 2017. Had a really serious problem in the cervical section of my neck. Of course, I found Dr. "K" and he did the surgery. It was a very involved fusion and was a difficult recovery, but he got me through and I am doing fine. If you question his ability, DO NOT!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alyce Miller in Indianapolis, IN – Feb 14, 2019
From the first visit, right through Lumbar Surgery and the follow up visits, Dr. Karahalios, Barb and the entire staff were absolutely the BEST!! Spinal Surgery can be a bit intimidating to say the least but Dr. K. and crew eased my worries. Three years and counting and my back feels GREAT! It's pretty awesome to FINALLY have my life Back!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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George Chibucos in Elgin, IL – Dec 28, 2018
Dr Dean K , was also involved in my care after a MVA and is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate and is thorough in his work.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sabiha in IL – Dec 16, 2018
Cannot say enough about Dr. Karahalios and his team. They are terrific, and helped me so much!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan Walsh in Plainfield, IL – Nov 13, 2018
Dr. Karahalios located a tumor on my spine that no one else had noticed, and did a wonderful job removing it. For the first time in almost a decade, I am no longer in pain! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Karahalios and am grateful I visited him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sara in Chicago, IL – Apr 08, 2016
I've had a deteriorating nerve condition going on 20 years and had 2 spinal operations without any improvement. Dr Kalahalios listened to my story patiently while I had a senior moment relating my history. He was the first doctor to completely tell it how and what it is along with risk and outcome at my advanced age. I only wish I had him 20 years ago
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Robert W in Franklin Park, IL – Mar 06, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Fellowship Hospital
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Fellowship Hospital
1998
BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Residency Hospital
1992
Maricopa Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors in America,

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Karahalios has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karahalios frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Spine Fractures, Traumatic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Karahalios treats.

Where is Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD's office located?

Dr. Karahalios' office is located at 3551 Highland Ave Ste 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dean Karahalios, MD speak?

Dr. Karahalios speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Karahalios' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karahalios treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Karahalios treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karahalios treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Karahalios treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karahalios treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Karahalios treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Karahalios' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
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Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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United Healthcare
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Practice

3551 Highland Ave Ste 200 Downers Grove, IL 60515
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