Dr. Richard Byrne, MD

Dr. Richard Byrne, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 56

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Byrne, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Byrne has more experience with Nervous System Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Byrne to book an appointment.


University Neurosurgery

Associates in Gynecologic Oncology1725 W Harrison St Ste 855 Chicago, IL 60612
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(312) 620-1297

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Dr. Byrne is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Byrne overbooks his patients, renders hasty decisions, and comes unprepared. Just be prepared to wait over an hour to be seen during his appointments and receive minimal neurological evaluation. Very poor bedside manner, especially for someone who treats patients with brain tumors.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Nov 24, 2021
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Dr. Byrne came into the room during a pandemic with his mask half off and did not put it on completely until I asked him to do so. At this point, he scoffed at me said that he'd been vaccinated and could not spread COVID. (A scientifically questionable statement). He spoke down to me the entire 12 minutes that he spent with me. He said that he didn't have an MRI in the system for me when he, in fact, had 2. Once he finally pulled it up, he glanced at it for less than a minute. I had to ask each question multiple times before he would give me answers. His answers were mostly single sentences and he did not want to explain things to me. Some of his statements were contradictory to his other statements. It was clear that he had no interest in helping me.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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M. – Jan 13, 2021
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Dr.Byrne and Dr. Wiet saved my life. The very best of surgeons. Dr. Byrne is exceptional. It was a very stressful time in my life and he helped me to be more positive and to have a more positive outlook. To that I'm grateful. Being able to start thinking positive and having total faith in my Dr's abilities made all the difference. MelissaPeterson. Surgery: January9th 2014
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  • 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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Experience and Background Checks


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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Byrne

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Byrne treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Byrne treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 942-6644.

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Byrne is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

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Pituitary Tumor
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Very High

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Dr. Byrne's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Tear
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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About Me

Care Philosophy

A majority of my practice is brain tumor surgery. I also do epilepsy surgery, and I do surgery for trigeminal neuralgia and other functional disorders...Read more


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications


Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital
Rush-Presbyterian St Lukes Hosp
Internship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Byrne, MD?

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What are Dr. Richard Byrne, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Byrne frequently treats Nervous System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Byrne specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Byrne, MD's office located?

Dr. Byrne's office is located at 1725 W Harrison St Ste 855, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Richard Byrne, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Byrne has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)