Dr. Todd Alexander, MD

Dr. Todd Alexander, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(60)
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Dr. Todd Alexander, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Rockford, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.Read his story

5875 E Riverside Blvd

Rockford, IL 61114

Contact Information

(815) 389-9491

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
more than 99% of peers
Broken Neck
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Alexander's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "I would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about myself and my experience in healthcare. I am a Rockford native and alumnus of Guilford High School in Rockford. Following graduation I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where I earned the Distinguished Cadet Star Award - an honor only bestowed on the top 5% of the class. I pursued further higher education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I earned my Bachelor's degree with High Distinction in the double majors of chemistry and philosophy. I continued my graduate studies and earned my masters in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois in Chicago before entering Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri – one of the top medical centers in the country. Upon graduation from medical school, I completed my residency training program at University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois before returning to Rockford to establish my neurosurgery practice. For 20 years I treated the neurosurgical needs of adult and pediatric patients in the northern Illinois region as a private practitioner, where I earned my reputation for excellent outcomes, personalized service, and pioneering important medical firsts in our community, including: •First awake craniotomy for brain tumor resection •First artificial cervical and artificial lumbar disc implantations •First endoscopic brain surgery •First implantation of a programmable ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus •First to utilize intraoperative angiography for cerebral aneurysm surgery •First to perform intracranial thrombolysis for intraventricular hemorrhage Now, as part of the OrthoIllinois organization, I bring that same commitment to treating disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves by utilizing the most advanced proven techniques and providing the highest quality care for my patients. Thank you for entrusting me with your care. I look forward to meeting with you."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Critical Care Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurovascular Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
79

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Neoplasm
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Neuromas
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radiculitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelia
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulnar Neuritis

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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.

Education

  • Indiana University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Chicago Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alexander has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alexander's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alexander to family and friends
4.0
based on 60 total reviews (18 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Alexander's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

in Lena, IL |
I am more than satisfied with Dr. Alexander and his bedside manner. My surgery went exactly how he said it would.
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Roscoe, IL |
DO NOT call these people if you are looking for a second opinion. They will take your name and say they will look at your records and call you back. Finally, when they call you back two weeks later, you get to talk with a rude snotty nurse who tells you the Dr. doesn't do second opinions. Wow, you...more
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Rockford, IL |
Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor. Excellent bed side manor. Took the time to listen and got involved. Dr. Alexander explained everything and answered every question. He gave me my life back.
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in Freeport, IL |
I lived with back pain for 3 years, walked in his office with no hope and he looked at my MRI and said he could help me. A week later I had surgery and after the surgery I have not had another day of pain. Can I say it was the surgery or the Doctor no but I'm grateful either way.
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in Rockford, IL |
I think Dr. Alexander and his staff do a good job taking care of their patients.
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Dr. Alexander accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • The Alliance
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Hospitals where Dr. Alexander has admitting privileges

Osf Saint Anthony Medical Center
5666 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
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Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
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