Dr. Demetrius K. Lopes, MD

Dr. Demetrius K. Lopes, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 46 years old

Recognized as a pioneer in his field, Dr. Lopes is the most experienced endovascular neurosurgeon in the Chicago area. He is highly skilled in an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels, called endovascular therapy. Dr. Lopes specializes in the removal of blood clots in the brain, the opening of clogged and diseased blood vessels and the treatment of weaknesses in the blood vessel walls called aneurysms. He also is highly accomplished in all three areas of treatment used for arteriovenous malformations.Read more

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Recognized as a pioneer in his field, Dr. Lopes is the most experienced endovascular neurosurgeon in the Chicago area. He is highly skilled in an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels, called endovascular therapy. Dr. Lopes specializes in the removal of blood clots in the brain, the opening of clogged and diseased blood vessels and the treatment of weaknesses in the blood vessel walls called aneurysms. He also is highly accomplished in all three areas of treatment used for arteriovenous malformations.Read more

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arterial Stenosis
  • Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm

Procedures Performed

  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Sul

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Indiana University Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

    State University Of New York At Buffalo

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    State University Of New York At Buffalo

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Federal University Of Rio Grande Do Sul

    Graduated in 1984

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patient's Choice Award, 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lopes' Care Philosophy

Recognized as a pioneer in his field, Dr. Lopes is the most experienced endovascular neurosurgeon in the Chicago area. He is highly skilled in an innovative approach to the treatment of brain and spinal cord diseases from inside the blood vessels, called endovascular therapy. Dr. Lopes specializes in the removal of blood clots in the brain, the opening of clogged and diseased blood vessels and the treatment of weaknesses in the blood vessel walls called aneurysms. He also is highly accomplished in all three areas of treatment used for arteriovenous malformations.