Dr. Russell Nockels, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Nockels
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Loyola University Medical Center

2160 S 1st Ave Maywood, IL 60153

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Dr. Russell Nockels, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Maywood, IL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nockels has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nockels to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nockels operated on my mother at 80 years of age, she had spinal stenosis in the lower spine. The outcome was fabulous, she walked out of the hospital after one week. Her pain level during recovery was low and she regained some strength and balance. When my husband needed surgery for spinal stenosis in his neck Dr. Nockels again did a wonderful job. His recovery has been very good.
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Roberta C in Villa Park – May 09, 2018
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I have had cervical and lumbar surgeries performed by Dr Nockels. He is an amazing doctor and so is his PA, Erin Schilling. I received excellent treatment from both of them. They are extremely kind and compassionate. Thanks to them, my back is 100% better. I was in terrible pain prior to surgery. I highly recommend them both. You won’t find a better neurosurgeon!
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Mary Westover in W oodstock, IL – Jan 19, 2018
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After my first visit he ordered many unnecessary tests. After this he resign to do the surgery but before after reviewing my mri's he said I need one. My insurance paid his hospital over 30k for nothing and I waste 3 months of my time. Never recommend to anybody
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Martin in Chicago, IL – Nov 30, 2017
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I truly liked him, seemed very concerned, asked questions and listened. Ordered tests and was very thorough. I'm very optimistic he will get to the root of what's going on with me. Very pleased from ladies at check in desk to lab and radiology. Very pleased I came here ????
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Kimberly Salas in Schererville – Aug 18, 2017
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Unwilling to "dig" into complex issues. Dismissive and reliant on old tests (done by other doctors he doesn't know, that were done before onset of symptoms). Does not listen to the patient. Waste of time and money and a frustrating shame. Dr. Nockels really needs to adapt more of an open mind and stay up on current medical literature and findings as it pertains to patients coming to see him.
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Jul 14, 2017
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Dr Russ nickel is a great doctor
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Ahmed ashour in Tinley Park, IL – Jul 07, 2017
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It's been 7 years since my fusion & I still can't walk without pain. I would never go back there.............. I was so drugged I was hallusinating for 3 days. The nurses were terrible & even took my phone away. They never talked to my family or answered their questions. My son-in-law had to stay with me 2 nights. & He sent me home with more Fentynal.
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Elgin, IL – Jun 15, 2017
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It only took this wonderful surgeon 1hr to repair the screwed up fusion surgery that Dr Kraus from Memorial Hospital in Decatur did to me! I suffered for 3yrs before I found Dr Nockels and was contemplating using a hand gun as a pain killer. The pain now has subsided to a point where it is tolerable. Thank you Dr Nockels for giving me something to live for again!
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Mike Fowler in Sullivan, IL – Mar 17, 2017
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Wonderful physician. Excellent skills combined with a compassionate and caring bedside manner.
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Lockport, IL – Oct 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Russell Nockels, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Maywood, IL and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nockels has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University of Chic...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
Queens Sq
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Loyola University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nockels treats Scoliosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Nockels treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nockels treats Spine Deformities more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Nockels treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nockels treats Myelopathy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Nockels treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Check Dr. Nockels' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nockels' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola University Medical Center2160 S 1st Ave Maywood, IL 60153
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