Dr. Richard Byrne, MD

Dr. Richard Byrne, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Byrne, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

University Neurosurgery

1725 W Harrison St Ste 855

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Physicians' Care Network
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Byrne "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 of the nervous system. I've gone through this thousands of times, and I've operated on well more than a thousand brain tumors. But for them it's the first time they've ever experienced anything like that. And we're very aware of that. And we understand that patients need to be guided through what can be a very difficult time. What we can do today is dramatically different compared to what was possible 50 years ago. Technology, microsurgery, the GPS-tracking technology we use during surgery, the instruments we use - all of these things make neurosurgery much safer than it used to be, and much more effective."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Rush-Presbyterian St Lukes Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Byrne, MD
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...Read More
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