Dr. Sepehr Sani, MD

Dr. Sepehr Sani, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o
82 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Sani specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Chicago, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (2)
in Geneva, IL |
Dr Sani is an excellent surgeon. He has performed two surgeries on my neck over the last two years with excellent results. However since he relocated to the downtown Rush campus office, his office staff at this location lacks on many fronts. They do not order scripts for the CT's like they promise. This has resulted in wasting at least 2hrs in hold times with imaging after which they tell me the order was never written as promised by the downtown office staff.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Sani is not only a brilliant surgeon but his professional manner is outstanding. He was always available to answer questions and he has an incredible NP named Joshua Siebell who was knowledgeable and so very responsive. We have already recommended Dr. Sani to other possible patients.
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Dr. Sani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications
    • Sani S and Lopes DK. Treatment of a middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm using a double neuroform stent "Y" configuration and coil embolization: technical case report. 57(1 Suppl):E209; 2005.
    • Sani S, Smith A, Leppla DC, Ilangovan S, Glick R. Elipermoid cyst of the sphenoid sinus with extension into the sella turcica presenting as pituitary apoplexy: case report.63(4):394-7; 2005.
    • Sani S, Boco T, Lewis SL, Cochran E, Patel AJ and Byrne RW. Postoperative acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after exposure to microfibrillar collagen hemostate, J Neurosurgery. 109(1):149-52; 2008.
    • Rayport M, Sani S, Ferguson SM. Olfactory Responses Evoked by Electrical Stimulation of Amygdalar Region in Man are Qualitative Modifiable by Interview Content: Case Report and Review.76:35-42; 2006
    • Sani S Jobe KW Lopes DK. Treatement of wide-necked cerebral aneurysms with the Neuoforms2 Treo stent. A prospective 6-month study. 18(2):E4, 2005.
    • Jimenez JC, Sani S, Braverman B, Deutsch H, Ratliff JK. Palsies of the fifth cervical nerve root after cervical decompression: prevention using continuous intraoperative electromyography monitoring. 3(2):92-7; 2005.
    • Sani S, Shimamoto S, Turner RS, Levesque N, and Starr PA. Microelectrode recording in the posterior hypothalamic region in humans. Neurosurgery 64(3sup):161-7; 2009.
    • Sani S, Jobe KW, Smith A, Kordower J, Bakay RAE. Deep brain Stimulation for treatment of obesity in rats. J Neurosurgery. 107(4):809-13; 2007
    • Pilitsis JG, Metman LV, Toleikis JR, Hughes LE, Sani S, Bakay RA. Factors involved in long-term efficacy of deep brain stimulation of the thalamus for essentual tremor, J Neurosurgery. 109(4):640-6; 2008
    • Sani and Byrne RW. Advances in diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy - The Rush experience. 2005.
    • Sani S, Jobe KW, Byrne RW. Successful repair of an intracranial nail-gun injury involving the parietal region and the superior sagittal sinus. Case Report. 103(3):567-9; 2005.
    • Sani S, Ratliff J, and Cooper P. A critial review of cervical laminoplasty. 14(1):5-16, March 2004.
    • Musaacchio M, Kuchay B, Patel N, Sani S, Lopes D. Long-Term Follow-Up of Quality of Life after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Treatment for Arteriovenous Malformations. 6:211-20; 2006.
    • Lopes DK and Sani S. Histological post-mortem study of an internal carotid artery aneurysm treated by the neuroform stent. 56(2):E416; 2005.
    • Sani S, Boco T, Deutsch H. Cervical stenosis presenting with acute Brown-Sequard syndrome: case report. 30(16):E481-3; 2005.
    • Sani S, Traul D, Klink A, Niaraki N, Gonzalo-Ruiz A, Wu CK, and Geula C. Distribution, progression and chemical composition of cortical amyloid-beta deposits in aged rhesus monkeys: similarities to the human. 105(2):145-56,2003.
    • Sani S and Medhkour A. Olfactory groove meningiomas: Psychiatric symptoms foster delayed diagnosis. 52(2):13-18; 2006
    • Sani S, Ostrem JL, Shimamoto S, Levesque N, and Starr PA, Single Unit "Pauser" Characteristics of the Globus Pallidus Pars Externa Disinguish Primary Dystonia from Secondary Dystonia and Parkinson's Disease.

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California In San Francisco

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurostimulation
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis