Dr. Terrence Pencek, MD

Dr. Terrence Pencek, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

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

Procedures Performed

  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 2
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Pencek has 2 malpractice claims

    More What is medical malpractice
    • Settlement  (8/6/2014)
    • Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Sangamon County, IL
    • State: Illinois
    • Settlement  (12/31/2014)
    • Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Macon County, IL
    • State: Illinois
  • 0

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 2
    Board Actions

    Dr. Pencek has 2 board actions

    More What are board actions
    • Noncompliance with a Professional Rule  (9/14/2015)
    • Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    • Summary: Pencek, Terrence L MD: :License #36078656: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has a $1 million settlement action for alleged negligence resulting in a stroke and the patient's longer term care. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation placed the physician's license in REFUSE to RENEW status.
    • State: Illinois
    • Physical or Mental Condition  (7/28/2015)
    • Action Taken: License Placed on Inactive Status
    • Summary: Pencek, Terrence L MD: License # 036078656: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The Department received information that the physician is suffering from a debilitating mental and physical illness. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has placed the physician’s license in REFUSE to RENEW status.
    • State: Illinois


  • Medical School
    Rush Medical College Of Rush University

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Atkinson Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1987

    University Wash Hospital

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Pencek'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
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

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