Dr. Joseph Illig, MD

Dr. Joseph Illig, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Joseph Illig, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery and neurology.

2312 N Nevada Ave Ste 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Colorado Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Illig performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
more than 76% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 63% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
more than 60% of peers

Dr. Illig's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Illig "Colorado Springs Neurological Associates is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families by providing exceptional, compassionate, and high quality healthcare that promotes the dignity and well-being of the people we serve. Each patients comfort is our main concern. We believe that it is important to develop a doctor - patient relationship based upon mutual respect and trust. If you're looking for a professional team to help you, or if you're having trouble living with one"

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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21  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mayo Clinic School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mayo Clinic School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Illig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Illig's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Illig to family and friends
106 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (106)

  • 5
    (88)
  • 4
    (6)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Illig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

Dr. Illig was with my husband from March, 2017 in ER until he was released in September, 2017. My husband had a broken neck, C-2 and he had to heal naturally. Dr. Illig was with us all the way with constant follow-ups, instructions on what to expect next and constantly letting us know that things...more
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Worst experience of my life. Because of office politics, he denied even seeing me because 4 years ago I saw a different doctor in the office who saw me for 5 minutes and told me to deal with the pain as long as possible then come back to see them. He said I was awfully young as most people that...more
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I'm a healthy 33 year old male who woke up 1 day with back pain. worst pain you could ever imagine. I could not work, sit, stand, or do anything but lay. Dr. Illig was the ONLY doctor who knew EXACTLY what my problem was from the 1st day I met with him. He was knowledgeable, kind and he educated me...more
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From my first appointment with severe symptoms , surgery, and follow up my care has been excellent ! Would give a positive review
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Great bedside manner, and surgeon
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