Dr. Terrence Pencek, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Terrence Pencek, MD

Dr. Terrence Pencek, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Decatur, IL. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

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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

    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.

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    • 2
      Board Actions

      Dr. Pencek has 2 board actions

      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

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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • 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


    • 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

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Neurosurgery

    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